November 1, 2012 – The Red Cross opened a shelter today shortly after dawn at the Jackie and Mack Robinson Community Center in Pasadena after an explosion and fire occurred at a two-story Pasadena group home.
The incident left two men dead, another critically injured and more than a dozen residents between 50-70 years of age temporarily homeless.
The shelter, located at 1081 N. Fair Oaks Dr., Pasadena, 91103, is being staffed by more than 10 Red Cross volunteers who have provided the residents with meals, comfort and support.
The Red Cross will provide dinner this evening and the shelter will be open through tomorrow morning. Red Cross workers are assessing the residents’ funtional needs and will provide financial assistance for food and help in locating permanent housing once the shelter closes.
The Red Cross would like to thank its community partners, the City of Pasadena, as well as the Pasadena Police and Fire Departments.