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Three Chapter Volunteers Deploy to Santa Maria Apartment Fire

Carmel, CA (October 15, 2013) – Early Wednesday morning, three American Red Cross Monterey Bay Area Chapter volunteers will deploy to the Santa Maria apartment fire response in San Luis Obispo. All three volunteers will be caseworkers working directly with those affected by the fire.

Lisa Crawley of Carmel and Jeanne Dorrance and Nants Foley of Hollister will depart will depart on Wednesday, October 16 at 9:30 a.m. from the Red Cross Carmel Office at Eighth Ave. at Dolores St., P.O. Box AR.

The Santa Maria apartment fire took place on Saturday, October 12 around 2:25 a.m. at the Town Center Hotel, known for housing long-term residents. The local Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo Red Cross Chapters are running a shelter for the 57 people who were displaced from their homes Saturday night. The shelter is at Minami Community Center in Santa Maria. Red Cross volunteers are also providing food, comfort, and care to the people in need.

HOW TO HELP: Your financial gift enables the Red Cross to prepare for and provide shelter, food, emotional support and other assistance in response to disasters. Those who want to help can make a donation to support American Red Cross Disaster Relief.

To make a donation, visit redcross.org, call 1-800-RED CROSS or text the word "REDCROSS" to 90999 to make a $10 donation.

About American Red Cross Monterey Bay Area Chapter

With office locations in Carmel, Salinas and Hollister, the American Red Cross Monterey Bay Chapter is a non-profit, humanitarian organization that depends on the generous contributions of time and money from Monterey and San Benito Counties residents and companies to provide services and programs that help our community prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies. For more information on disaster preparedness, health and safety classes, volunteer opportunities, and financial contributions, visit our website at redcross.org/montereybay or call us at 1-831-624-6921. You may also find us on Facebook and Twitter.