Red Cross Opening Third Shelter in Beaumont for Mountain Fire

Red Cross disaster responder at wildfire response.
Rest assured that the Red Cross will continue to provide food, shelter and comfort for as long as it is needed. --Maxine Margaritis, regional CEO of the American Red Cross

Riverside, Calif. – American Red Cross volunteers have opened a third shelter following evacuation orders for Idyllwild residents affected by the Mountain Fire. The shelter is ready to receive residents and will provide food, hydration, shelter, emotional support and other services for the evacuees. The shelter is located at:

Beaumont High School

39139 Cherry Valley Blvd.

Cherry Valley, CA 92223

In addition to the Beaumont shelter, the Red Cross continues to provide assistance at shelters in two other locations:

Hemet High School

41701 E. Stetson Ave

Hemet, CA 92544

and

Hamilton High School

57430 Mitchell Road

Anza, CA 92539

“Our volunteers are responding to help our friends and neighbors affected by the Mountain Fire,” said Maxine Margaritis, regional CEO of the American Red Cross serving Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino Counties. “Rest assured that the Red Cross will continue to provide food, shelter and comfort for as long as it is needed.”

Those interested in helping with relief efforts should visit www.redcross.org to make a financial contribution towards disaster relief or to get information on how to volunteer in your community.

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.