San Diego - In response to the Chariot Fire evacuations, American Red Cross disaster workers are continuing shelter operations at Joan MacQueen Middle School, located at 2001 Tavern Road, Alpine. The shelter’s overnight count on Tuesday evening (July 9) was six clients. The shelter will remain open as long as there is a need.
The shelter is providing immediate needs of those affected, including a safe place to stay, food and clothing, emotional support and health services. Meals are being provided. Since July 7, the Red Cross has provided 168 meals, 348 snacks and hydration to those displaced by the fire, first responders and volunteers.
The Red Cross continues to also provide canteen services to first responders. Red Cross canteen services are not well known to the public, but are an essential support service for firefighters, law enforcement and other emergency personnel at the scene of an incident. Red Cross canteens allow responders to concentrate on service delivery while relying on the Red Cross’s support in the form of meals, hydration, and personal toiletries and supplies.