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Red Cross Closes Chariot Fire Shelter

SAN DIEGO - July 11, 2013 – American Red Cross disaster workers closed the shelter for those displaced by the Chariot Fire at 3:00 p.m. today. Red Cross caseworkers are also beginning to assist those who lost their homes in the fire. For any of those affected by the fire still in need of assistance, please contact the Red Cross at 858-309-1200.

The Red Cross provided for the immediate needs of those affected, including a safe place to stay, food and clothing, emotional support and health services. Since July 7, the Red Cross provided 205 meals, 423 snacks and hydration to those displaced by the fire, first responders and volunteers.

The Red Cross relies on the generous donations of the American people to support our work locally, across the country and around the world. Donations can be made online at, over the phone by calling 858-309-1278 or by mail to 3950 Calle Fortunada, San Diego, CA, 92123.

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About the American Red Cross, San Diego/Imperial Counties Chapter

The American Red Cross is not a government agency and relies on the generosity of the American people to provide our programs and services. The San Diego/Imperial Counties Chapter is the most trusted community service organization in education, preparation and response to natural disasters and human emergencies. With the public’s ongoing support we provide lifesaving preparedness training; disaster relief services; 24-hour emergency services to deployed military personnel and their families; and nutritional counseling through our Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program. For more information about or to support the chapter please contact (858) 309-1200 or visit Please also connect with us on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.