Mountain Ranch Ca Shelter Update 4:30am 11/25/2015
After 5 hours only of being opened the Red Cross has decided to close this shelter. The initial planning was faulty from the beginning. Once this storm front was known to come in the Red Cross should have had plans in place working with the Calaveras County OES and in conjunction with other local agencies, churches and more to notify the #ButteFireVictims in advance of a Shelter they could go to. No such plan exists obviously and this has lead once again to a failure of the system that is supposed to be there to help others in dire need. This is the Second Time the local Red Cross has done this or been allowed to do this. What if it was your own family members in need and this was happening to them. Below in the comments is my reply to the thread on the Facebook group Mountain Ranch Needs and Volunteers.
Cliff Edson and Chris Wright have worked so hard is trying to push this issue and are being met by Stone Walls. This is not acceptable either. They care about their constituents and to be met by the word “No” is devastating.
#ButteFireShelterFailure is the new #ButteFireReality we deal with now.
The planning could be better. The programming could be better. The system could be better. The supply staging could be better. Calaveras County Residents in need cannot keep depending upon a broken system. There needs to be change. You the Citizens of the region can push for that change. Become engaged and please do what you can for your fellow Calaveras County Resident.
Mountain Ranch Ca The Calaveras County Office of Emergency Services along with the Red Cross have opened a Short Term Emergency Shelter at the Mountain Ranch Community Center to open at 6pm tonight 11/24/2015. Thank you to the Calaveras County Board of Supervisors for pushing hard on this issue but a Special Thanks to all of the Private Citizens and 501c3’s that have been working the #ButteFire #ButteFireRecovery #ButteFireReality since day one of the incident for pushing harder by calling, emailing and via Social Media across all of the Butte Fire related Facebook groups who would not take the words “No” or “Cannot Happen” or We Do Not Want To” as answers in a obvious humanitarian effort to gain shelter for the Butte Fire Victims.
Mountain ranch shelter
The red cross is opening a shelter at the mountain ranch community center starting at 6:00 pm tonight.
Calaveras County Sheriff’s Office
891 Mountain Ranch Rd
San Andreas, CA 95249