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Mateel Community Center Opened to Fire Evacuees

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The Mateel Community Center welcomes fire evacuees to take shelter in the hall.  Beginning Wednesday, September 9th, the hall doors are open for those evacuating from fires. The Mateel Community Center is located at 59 Rusk Lane in Redway, CA 95560. Small pets are welcome with leashes outside the hall, no pets are allowed inside the hall due to potential allergy reactions for some individuals.  Evacuees are asked to provide their name and address.

We have coffee, food (for people and pets), water, bathrooms, bedding, and toiletries. Evacuees can charge their phones and access power in the hall. There is ample tent camping to respect social distancing. We currently have plenty of indoor space (with social distancing) and space for car camping. Indoor and car space may become limited in the future, but plenty for now. Masks are required while indoors (provided if needed) and we ask that folks maintain social distance at all times. Drug and alcohol consumption is not allowed and please no weapons. Garberville is under evacuation warning and everyone here should be ready if needed. The Mateel number is 707-923-3368.

Update, September 16th: The Mateel remains a fire evacuation center as the Humboldt County area is now under local emergency declaration. 

We’ve received incredible donations from Pay it Forward Humboldt, everything from sleeping mats and blankets to granola bars and fruit cups, activities for kids, and a specific request for homeopathic Arnica, deep gratitude for all of the help.

Thanks to KMUD Radio helping to get the word out about service we were providing and supplies that we might need. We have had almost  instantaneous response from listeners!

Shop Smart, Signature Coffee, Dazeys, Redway Feed, Garberville Veterinary Clinic for groceries, Coffee, pet food, leashes and dog beds.

Redwoods Rural Health Center has donated masks, personal hygiene products, electrolytes and sanitizer. 

The Community and volunteers such as Shiloh have been on hand to help provide people blankets, totes, food, support,  relief.

We are honored to be able to be there to provide a hot cup coffee and a snack to firefighters coming in from other areas to help our community,It gives us the opportunity to thank them personally!