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Red Cross volunteer comforting little girl in a shelter

Shelter will open at 5:00 p.m..

December 31, 2014, Los Angeles, CA:   The Los Angeles Region Red Cross will open a shelter for residents of a multi-story apartment complex, the Whittier Manor, located at 8615 Whittier, Pico Rivera, who were displaced because their residences have been declared uninhabitable.  The Red Cross initially received notification from the Los Angeles County Fire Department regarding an incident where a multi-story complex had a partial balcony collapse. The buildings were later assessed by the City of Pico Rivera Building and Safety Department and it was determined that it was not safe for residents to return to the 81-unit apartment complex. 

The shelter will open today, Wednesday, December 31, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. and will be located at the Pico Park, 9528 Beverly Blvd., Pico Rivera, CA  

The Red Cross shelter will provide a safe, warm dry place to stay, with cots, blankets, meals, recovery information and support to 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 or visit us on Twitter at @RedCrossLA.