Press Release: American Red Cross Continues Shelter Operations for Residents Displaced Due To Shockey Fire

American Red Cross Continues Shelter Operations for Residents Displaced Due To Shockey Fire
Red Cross will also join partners at Local Assistance Center Wednesday

(Campo, CA- Sept. 25, 2012) – In response to the Shockey Fire, American Red Cross disaster workers are continuing shelter operations at Mountain Empire High School located at 3305 Buckman Springs Road, Pine Valley, 91962.

The Red Cross will also be joining the County’s Local Assistance Center (LAC) for residents who suffered losses in the fire. The LAC will open beginning Wednesday, Sept. 26, at the Jacumba Library located at 44605 Old Highway 80, 91934. It will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 26, 27, 28 and 29.

The Red Cross shelter continues to provide for the immediate needs of those affected, including a safe place to stay, food and clothing, emotional support and health services. The shelter will remain open as long as there is a need. Red Cross caseworkers are also beginning to assist those who lost their homes in the fire. Since Sept. 23, the Red Cross has provided 385 meals, 163 snacks and hydration to those displaced by the fire and to first responders.

The local American Red Cross is dedicated to assisting those affected by disasters. Trained Red Cross volunteers and staff are on call round-the-clock and are ready to assist in various aspects including disaster assessment, casework, shelter, feeding and more. The San Diego/Imperial Counties Chapter responds to a disaster every 24 hours.

For tips on staying safe before, during and after wildfires, visit http://www.preparesandiego.org.

The Red Cross relies on the generous donations of the American people to support our work locally, across the country and around the world. Donations can be made online at www.redcross.org/sandiego, over the phone by calling 858-309-1278 or by mail to 3950 Calle Fortunada, San Diego, CA, 92123.

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