January 22, 2013 – The American Red Cross has opened a shelter at Anderson Senior Center at 828 S. Mesa Street, San Pedro to assist those affected by the Palo Verde Inn Apartment Fire.
Currently, twenty five people have registered at the shelter and ten Red Cross volunteers are providing warm meals and a shoulder to lean on for those with immediate, disaster-caused needs.
Red Cross volunteers on the scene are members of the Chapter’s Disaster Action Team, a group of specially trained volunteers who respond to the scene of a local disaster when called upon at any time of the day or night.
Anyone evacuating to a Red Cross shelter should bring essential items for each member of the family:
Let your family know you are safe. Register on the American Red Cross Safe and Well website through www.redcross.org.
About The American Red Cross Los Angeles Region:
A volunteer-led humanitarian organization, the American Red Cross Los Angeles Region helps people prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies. Serving more than 85 cities, the Red Cross provides relief for victims of house and apartment fires, earthquakes, floods, hazardous material spills, transportation accidents, explosions and other natural or man-made disasters --- 24 hours a day. Last year, nearly 160,000 people were trained in vital life-saving skills, including CPR and first aid. For more information, please visit www.RedCrossLA.org
American Red Cross Greater Long Beach/Rio Hondo chapters serve the 21 cities of:
Artesia, Bellflower, Bell Gardens, Carson, Downey, Hawaiian Gardens, Lakewood, La Habra Heights, La Mirada, Long Beach, Montebello, Norwalk, Pico Rivera, Paramount, Santa Fe Springs, San Pedro, Signal Hill, Whittier, Wilmington the 2 ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach and the Island of Catalina.