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Red Cross Assistance Continues

Family comforted by Red Cross woman at a home fire.
The Red Cross is a charitable organization – not a government agency – and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its humanitarian mission.

SAN BERNARDINO, February 21 – The American Red Cross Inland Empire Chapter continues to support victims displaced by an early morning apartment fire on Sunday that impacted 30 units in the 400 block of S. Mt. Vernon Ave. in San Bernardino. Of the 125 victims that registered with the Red Cross immediately following the fire, 36 victims sought shelter at Richardson Middle School last night.

Today victims of the apartment fire are meeting with Red Cross volunteers who are conducting casework to assist them with food, clothing and two nights in a hotel. Those victims who registered at the shelter but have not received Red Cross emergency assistance are encouraged to contact the Inland Empire Chapter at 909-888-1481 beginning Tuesday, February 22 at 8am. In the days following the Red Cross will provide referrals and work with victims to develop a long term recovery plan. In addition, the Red Cross will be having conversations with local city officials and property owners to identify possible support of long-term housing needs.

For community members that want to help victims recover from disasters like home fires can make a financial contribution to the Red Cross by visiting redcross.org/ie, or by mail at 202 W. Rialto Ave. San Bernardino, CA 92408

About the American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and counsels victims of disasters; provides nearly half of the nation's blood supply; teaches lifesaving skills; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization – not a government agency – and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its humanitarian mission. For more information, please visit www.redcross.org or join our blog.