When disaster strikes, relief cannot wait. 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 home fire or other type of disaster right here in San Diego and Imperial Counties. 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 citizens 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.
This year, from June 1 through 6, we will once again set up a mock shelter and celebrate the Shelter of Hope the Red Cross provides. 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 activities.
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.