The American Red Cross shelter at the Grace Church (6716 Live Oak Dr.) in Kelseyville will close at 5 p.m. today. This marks an important step in the recovery process for the communities impacted by the Valley fire, as they move out of the emergency phase and begin to look toward the future. Red Cross caseworkers have worked one on one with each family to address ongoing needs and help them find longer term housing.

The Red Cross maintains the capacity to open shelters should the need arise, and disaster relief and recovery services—such as feeding, clean-up supplies, health and mental health support and more—will remain available. Anyone in need of assistance can call the Red Cross 24-hour hotline 855-224-2490.