Red Cross Logo

Latest Shelter Locations For Those Affected by Wildfires in Washington and Idaho Panhandle

A Safe Place to Stay in Times of Turmoil

Red Cross shelters are open to all regardless of citizenship status. An overnight stay is not required. Shelters are a safe place to stay—day or night—and offer access to food, water, emergency relief supplies, health services, emotional support and recovery assistance. Visitors can also access showers, information updates and power to charge cell phones and laptops.

As of Noon, Wednesday, Sept 3, 2015 the following shelters were open:

  • Grace Evangelical Free Church, 851 S. Miner St., Colville, WA
    • Note: The location of this shelter will change on Thursday, Sep. 4, 2015 to Seventh Day Adventist Church, 138 E. Cedar Loop, Colville, WA.

Red Cross-supported shelters are located at:

  • Cornerstone Community Christian Fellowship, 328 North Riverside Drive, Omak, WA
  • Tonasket Community Cultural Center, 411 Western Ave, Tonasket, WA

You can find shelter locations by using the Red Cross mobile app, Emergency. The app is available in Android and iPhone formats. Download the app at or from your preferred app provider.

Anyone impacted by the fires and unable to go to a Red Cross shelter for assistance can call:

  • Central WA/Chelan area: 509-670-5331 (Chelan, Douglas, Okanogan Counties)
  • Eastern WA/Spokane area: 509-496-3448 (Ferry and Stevens Counties)

For other, non-wildfire related Red Cross inquiries please call the local Red Cross office:

  • Wenatchee office: 509-663-3907
  • Spokane office: 509-326-3330

2 thoughts on “Washington Wildfire Shelter Listing

    1. Hi Sue,
      The best place to get up-to-date Red Cross shelter info is at or on any of our disaster apps such as our “Emergency App”. Red Cross shelter locations on those platforms are updated every 30 minutes, nationwide. This regional Red Cross blog is one place we put shelter info, but typically only on larger responses such as last year’s large wildfires.
      We use our regional blog mostly to highlight services, volunteers or the people we help. We also use the blog to explain preparedness tips (e.g how to make a disaster kit, what to bring to an evacuation shelter, etc.). You can also follow our regional Twitter account (@redcrossnw), where we also do our best to get urgent info out, such as the location of an evacuation shelter.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s