American Red Cross Closes Shelters for those Displaced by the Shockey Fire and Lakeside Shootings

(Campo and Lakeside, CA - Sept. 26, 2012) – American Red Cross disaster workers have officially closed both shelters for those displaced by the Shockey Fire and the Lakeside shootings.

The Red Cross provided for the immediate needs of those affected, including a safe place to stay, food and clothing, emotional support and health services. For both operations this week, the Red Cross sheltered anywhere from two to more than 40 people, provided 323 meals, 955 snacks and hydration to those displaced, as well as to first responders.

The Red Cross relies on the generous donations of the American people to support our work locally, across the country and around the world. Donations can be made online at www.redcross.org/sandiego, over the phone by calling 858-309-1278 or by mail to 3950 Calle Fortunada, San Diego, CA, 92123.

About the American Red Cross, San Diego/Imperial Counties Chapter

The American Red Cross is not a government agency and relies on the generosity of the American people to provide our programs and services. The San Diego/Imperial Counties Chapter is the most trusted community service organization in education, preparation and response to natural disasters and human emergencies. With the public’s ongoing support we provide lifesaving preparedness training; disaster relief services; 24-hour emergency services to deployed military personnel and their families; and nutritional counseling through our Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program. For more information about or to support the chapter please contact (858) 309-1200 or visit www.redcross.org/sandiego. Please also connect with us on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.