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Red Cross Closes Palmdale Shelter

PALMDALE, June 5, 2013 - After consultation with community partners, the American Red Cross has closed its shelter at Marie Kerr Recreation Center.

Marie Kerr Recreation Center - CLOSED

2723-A Rancho Vista Blvd.

Palmdale, CA 93551

The Red Cross is in contact with those affected by the Powerhouse fire and is assisting them with their recovery plans. Since its opening on May 30, the Red Cross provided a safe place to stay, food to eat and emotional support.

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, call 1-800-RED CROSS or text the word “REDCROSS” to 90999 to make a $10 donation.

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 skills, including CPR and first aid. For more information, please visit or follow us at and