How You Can Help Folks Affected by the Wallow Fire

Arizonans are incredibly giving people in times of crisis, and now with the Wallow Fire scorching over 380,000 acres of precious land (it’s the state’s second worse wildfire—the Rodeo-Chedeski Fire, which burned 467,000 acres in 2002 is, to date, the worst), folks living in the area and the heroes working to put out the flames need our help.

The Red Cross has already jumped into action, and here’s how you can help support their tremendous efforts.

Text “Red Cross” to 9-0-9-9-9 to your mobile phone. A $10 dollar donation will show up on your next bill or be deducted from your pre-paid balance. Most carriers will allow you up to 3 transactions a month.

Donate to the Red Cross online or over the phone by calling, 602-336-6660.

Right now, the Red Cross is asking for financial donations. Because of logistics, staffing, etc, they cannot accept material donations at this time.

Please keep in mind that if you have a point person in the area who is willing to assume responsibility for material goods and the delivery of those items to the appropriate people, then you can go ahead and coordinate that effort individually.

Also, don’t forget about the many beloved pets affected by the fire. Unfortunately, evacuees can’t take their furry friends to the Red Cross shelter, but shelters for pets have been set up. Please share this information if you know anyone who has a pet and doesn’t know what to do with their animal:

Round Valley Animal Rescue is taking pets including cats, dogs and small critters. For more information, call 928-551-0803.

The American Humane Society has set up a shelter for dogs & cats for evacuees of the Wallow Fire at 1181 N. Thornton in Show Low.

Residents with livestock should contact the Apache County Sheriff’s Office (928) 337-4321 or the Greenlee County Sheriff’s Office (928) 865-4149.

Flickr image from Red Cross


Filed under Eco Issues, Make a Difference, Mother Nature

2 responses to “How You Can Help Folks Affected by the Wallow Fire

  1. reposted on my facebook page. thank you Arizona Highways. Arizona Humane Society is collecting bath-size towels, carriers, wire cages, and tarps. If you can help, please drop donations at either shelter – Sunnyslope or South Mountain and we’ll transport them to our crew. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!

  2. Pingback: Here’s How You Can Help the Residents of Moore, OK | Arizona Highways

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