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Shelter For Residents Displaced Due to Escondido Apartment Fire

SAN DIEGO, April 6, 2011 – In response to an Escondido apartment fire, the American Red Cross has opened a shelter at Mission Hills High School located at 1 Mission Hills Court. San Marcos, CA 92069.

The local Red Cross is assisting approximately 50 evacuated residents and will continue to provide services as long as they are needed.

The shelter will provide for the immediate needs of those affected, including a safe place to stay, food and clothing, emotional support and health services. The shelter will remain open until all residents can be relocated or return to their homes.

The local American Red Cross is dedicated to assisting those affected by disasters. Trained Red Cross volunteers and staff are on call round-the-clock and are ready to assist in various aspects including disaster assessment, casework, shelter, feeding and more. The San Diego/Imperial Counties Chapter responds to a disaster every 24 hours.

Persons with disaster-caused needs are encouraged to call the Red Cross at (858) 309-1200 to talk about assistance that may be available.

About the American Red Cross, San Diego and 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 leading the effort to make San Diego and Imperial Counties “America’s most prepared communities.” 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.sdarc.org.

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