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RED CROSS WILL OPEN SHELTER FOR RESIDENTS DISPLACED FROM WESTLAKE

LOS ANGELES, CA - The American Red Cross will open a shelter for residents who were displaced from the fire that occurred at the Royal Park Motel on Christmas night. The property manager contacted the Red Cross about housing for approximately 50 clients (20 to 25 families) affected by the fire.

The shelter will open on Saturday, December 27, at 11:00 a.m., and will be located at the Echo Park Community Center, located on 303 Patton Street, Los Angeles CA 90026.

The Red Cross shelter will provide cots, meals and case worker support to assess the needs of the residents.

About the American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcrossla.org or visit us on Twitter at @RedCrossla.