American Red Cross Opens Shelter For Those Displaced By Lakeside Shootings

(Lakeside, CA- Sept. 25, 2012) – In response to the shootings in Lakeside today, American Red Cross disaster workers have opened a shelter for those displaced. The shelter is located at Lakeside Community Center – 9841 Vine St.

The Red Cross shelter is providing for the immediate needs of those affected, including a safe place to stay, food and clothing, emotional support and health services.

The Red Cross is also providing canteen services at Lindo Lake Park in Lakeside. Red Cross canteen services are not well known to the public, but are an essential support service for firefighters, law enforcement and other emergency personnel at the scene of an incident. Red Cross canteens allow responders to concentrate on service delivery while relying on the Red Cross’s support in the form of meals, hydration, and personal toiletries and supplies.

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.