Shelter to remain open through the night
SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. – Approximately 40 people are staying at an American Red Cross shelter following a fire at an apartment complex in Highland this morning.
The shelter is located at:
San Gorgonio High School
2299 East Pacific Avenue
San Bernardino, CA 92404
Red Cross volunteers are providing displaced residents with a safe place to stay, warm meal and emotional support.
“Our thoughts are with those affected by today’s fire,” said Maxine Margaritis, regional CEO of the American Red Cross serving Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino Counties.
“No one has to experience a disaster alone,” added Yevette Ramos, CEO of the American Red Cross of San Bernardino County. “Our thanks go out to those volunteers who are helping to care for our neighbors in need tonight.”
Red Cross workers around the country have responded to several large disasters in recent weeks, including wildfires, the explosion in Texas and flooding across the Midwest. If anyone would like to help people affected by disasters like these, they can do so by making a donation to Red Cross Disaster Relief at redcross.org or by calling 1-800-RED CROSS.
About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or join our blog at http://blog.redcross.org.
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