Many of the evacuees from the Perry Fire burning near Pyramid Lake have sought help from the Red Cross at their evacuation center. The shelter is open 24 hours a day, and that takes a lot of resources, so now they're looking to the community to pitch in.

The Red Cross is accepting monetary donations and supplies to help keep the shelter staffed and the people cared for.

"Running the vehicles, providing the meals for our staff out here, all the materials that we provide to the clients, we don't charge them anything for that," Red Cross worker Joaquin Roces said.

The evacuation shelter has food and water, beds, trailer hookups, and medical services for those forced to flee their homes. They're also providing counseling and case workers for families whose homes have burned down or been damaged.

Roces said residents whose homes are still standing in the evacuation zones are spending their days digging fire lines around their properties, hoping to create more defensible space in case the fire burns their way.

"They come in for meals and to sleep during the night, and then they go back out and work," Roces said. "These people are working very hard along with our first responders to try to save their properties up here."

If you'd like to help, you can make monetary donations to the Northern Nevada chapter of the American Red Cross, here.

You can also drop off food and water at the evacuation center at the Ironwood Events Center, located at 5600 Whiskey Springs Road in Reno.

To donate clothing or household items, you can take those to the nearest Goodwill or Salvation Army, and just let them know it's for the Perry Fire victims.