RIVERSIDE, Calif. – The American Red Cross has opened two evacuation centers in response to the Mountain Fire.
The centers are located at:
Hemet High School
41701 E. Stetson Ave.
Hemet, CA 92544
Hamilton High School
57430 Mitchell Road
Anza, CA 92539
Those affected by the fire are encouraged to visit these evacuation centers for a safe place to stay, cool drinks and emotional support.
“This is a difficult time for many of our neighbors, but no one has to go through this alone,” said Maxine Margaritis, regional CEO of the American Red Cross serving Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino Counties.
“We encourage residents to listen to authorities and come to our Red Cross shelters if told to evacuate,” added Lois Beckman, CEO of the Riverside County Chapter.
Some basic wildfire safety tips include:
Additional safety information, including what do to before, during and after a wildfire, is available at RedCross.org or by downloading the free Wildfire app for iPhone and Android devices.
Those interested in helping with relief efforts should visit RedCross.org to make a financial contribution towards disaster relief or 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 the conversation at @RedCross.