Learn hands-only CPR, enjoy live music, giveaways and more!
May 2: Circle K | 2903 Jamacha Road 92019
Learn about home fire preparedness and check out a fire truck on display
May 3: Rancho Coastal Humane Society | 389 Requeza Street 92024
PetFest – learn about pet preparedness and meet adoptable pets
May 4: Red Cross HQ | 3950 Calle Fortunada 92123
May the Fourth be with You – movie marathon and food truck festival
May 5: Old Town Market | 4010 Twiggs Street 92110
Cinco de Mayo – special tours of the Wells Fargo Museum, Zumba and more
May 6: Hometown Buffet | 651 Palomar Street 91911
Family Preparedness Day – learn about child safety, enjoy face painters and a lot of fun in the parking lot of Hometown Buffet on Palomar Street.
AND LakeFest 2017 | 1475 Lake Crest Drive 91915
Visit the American Red Cross booth in between the bands at LakeFest
May 7 & 8: USS Midway Museum | 910 N Harbor Drive 92101 Participate in a blood drive and make cards for service members at the USS Midway – and celebrate World Red Cross day with us on May 8!
Families need shelter, food, water, first aid and emotional support. They need the American Red Cross. On average, every 24 hours the Red Cross responds to a house fire or other type of disaster right here in San Diego and Imperial Counties, providing a Shelter of Hope to a family in crisis. In less than two minutes, a house fire can engulf a home leaving a family with nothing more than the clothes on their backs.
When disasters strike, people need help. It takes the whole community to get them back on their feet and the Red Cross wants to continue to work to make that happen quickly. With generous and thoughtful support, we are there—neighbors helping neighbors.
We depend on the donations we receive to support the many clients we help every day, and that is why we are asking you to help us in providing a Shelter of Hope to our neighbors in crisis.
In June 2016, Bill Earley, Regional CEO of the American Red Cross of San Diego/Imperial Counties, spent 16 days and nights living in a mock shelter to simulate the experience of being displaced from his home in an emergency.
This year, from May 1 through 8, 2017, we will once again set up a mock shelter and celebrate the Shelter of Hope the Red Cross provides. New this year, we are inviting our friends and partners to share in the experience staying in the actual shelter and Helping Open People’s Eyes (HOPE) to the difficulties disaster victims face and how everyone can help alleviate their suffering.
We will be traveling throughout our region demonstrating that the Red Cross will go wherever we’re needed and sharing our story as a reminder that the Red Cross is there for everyone, every day, everywhere.
We have selected key locations and fun events for each day and welcome everyone’s participation at any of the locations and/or events. We will soon post a calendar of events and opportunities to join the Shelter of Hope festivities.
With generous and thoughtful support, the Red Cross stays staffed, trained and outfitted to respond quickly and efficiently whenever we’re needed to deliver help, hugs and hope—a Shelter of Hope.
It costs an average of $550 to help one family of three recover from a disaster. Your generosity will provide care and compassion to families in need throughout our region.