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Red Cross Opens Evacuation Center for Colby Fire Evacuees

Colby Wildfire in Los Angeles, Red Cross Response
Red Cross volunteers are ready to provide warm meals and shelter for those with immediate, disaster-caused needs.

The American Red Cross has opened an Evacuation Center at Glendora High School 1600 E. Foothill Blvd, Glendora to assist those affected by the Colby Fire.

Red Cross volunteers are ready to provide warm meals and shelter for those with immediate, disaster-caused needs. Anyone evacuating to a Red Cross evacuation center should bring essential items for each member of the family:

  • Prescription and emergency medications
  • Foods that meet unusual dietary requirements
  • Identification and important personal documents
  • Extra clothing, pillows, blankets, hygiene supplies and other comfort items
  • Supplies needed for children and infants, such as diapers, formula and toys
  • Special items for family members who are elderly or disabled
  • Note: Public health regulations do not permit pets in shelters. Trained assistance animals are permitted.

    Individuals with small pets can take them to the Pasadena Humane Society at 361 S. Raymond Ave, Pasadena. Those individuals with large animals can go to the Pomona Fairplex 1101 W McKinley Ave, Pomona.

    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.