Local Red Cross Opens Shelter at Malibu High School

MALIBU, CA – In response to the Springs Fire in Ventura County that ignited this morning and after consultation with local officials, the American Red Cross Los Angeles Region has opened a shelter at:

Malibu High School - 30215 Morning View Drive, Malibu, CA 90265

The fire has burned over 8,000 acres and is only 10% contained. The American Red Cross shelter will be open throughout the evening and until residents are allowed back to their homes.

Anyone evacuating to a Red Cross shelter should bring essential items for each member of the family:

  • Prescriptions and emergency medications
  • Foods that meet unusual dietary requirements
  • 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
  • They should also try to contact their relatives to let them know where they are and how they are doing
  • For more information, visit www.redcrossla.org or follow us on Twitter @redcrossla.

    The Red Cross depends on financial donations to help in times of disaster. Those who want to help can make a donation to support American Red Cross Disaster Relief. To make a donation, visit www.redcrossla.org, call 1-800-RED CROSS or text the word “REDCROSS” to 90999 to make a $10 donation. Contributions may also be sent to your local chapter at American Red Cross Los Angeles Region, 11355 Ohio Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90025.

    About The American Red Cross Los Angeles Region

    A volunteer-led humanitarian organization, the American Red Cross Los Angeles Region helps people prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies. Serving more than 88 cities, the Red Cross provides relief for victims of house and apartment fires, earthquakes, floods, hazardous material spills, transportation accidents, explosions and other natural or man-made disasters --- 24 hours a day. Last year, nearly 160,000 people were trained in vital life-saving.