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Goodwin Fire help: How you can volunteer, donate and help those affected

Posted at 10:47 AM, Jun 29, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-29 19:32:16-04

Thousands of people have been affected by the Goodwin Fire burning south of Prescott. 

Want to help? There are several ways you can work with the communities:

Donation opportunities

Those wanting to provide monetary donations can text "Goodwin" to 51555 or online at Prescott.SalvationArmy.org or SalvationArmyPhoenix.org.

According to Prescott National Forest officials, donations can also be made to the following places: 

  • American Red Cross: Contact Tony Figlerski at 928-814-4999 
  • Salvation Army: Lt. Elaine Mansoor at 928-778-0150

Volunteer opportunities

To volunteer with the American Red Cross shelter in Prescott Valley, please register online. A background check will be conducted. 

"Just in Time Training" will be conducted for those interested in helping evacuees at shelters. The classes will take place: 

  • Shelter Fundamentals - Friday, June 30 from 1 to 5 p.m. at Bradshaw Mountain High School, 6000 Long Look Drive, Prescott AZ 86314. This class and volunteer intake is required for people interested in helping evacuees in the shelter.
  • Multi Agency Resource Center Training - Wednesday, July 5 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Education Service Agency, 2970 Centerpointe East Drive, Prescott.

 

A "MARK," also known as an Individual Assistance Service Center, puts all the agencies an individual will need in one location so they will not need to visit each agency separately. This training is open to VOAD (Voluntary Organization Active in Disaster) agencies as well as churches and service organizations. We need people to help run the center as well as organizations that have something to do with disaster.

More opportunities

ABC15 viewers have also made us aware of a Facebook group set up to help those affected by the fire. You can join the Goodwin Fire Help Resource List group here.