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Local Red Cross continues to provide hope and relief to fire victims

CAMARILLO, October 9, 2013 — The American Red Cross of Ventura County continues to provide shelter, food and comfort to more than 70 people who lost their homes due to a multi-unit apartment fire that occurred in Oxnard, on Friday, October 4.

The Red Cross convened a Partner Agency Task Force on Monday, October 7 to discuss the process of transitioning the impacted families into sustainable housing. The task force included representatives from Oxnard Fire Department, Oxnard Housing Authority, Ventura County Office of Emergency Services, Ventura County Supervisor’s office, Oxnard School District, Ventura County Human Services Agency, and the Mexican Consulate. The meeting focused on identifying the clients’ needs and the partner agencies’ resources.

The Red Cross shelter located at the Oxnard College gymnasium has now been moved to R.J. Frank Intermediate School. All families have been transported from Oxnard College to R.J. Frank Intermediate School.

The Red Cross will continue to assist these families until long-term sustainable housing accommodations are arranged.

HOW TO HELP Please consider making a donation to support Red Cross Disaster Relief today by visiting or calling 1-800-RED CROSS. Donations may also be sent to your local Red Cross chapter at 836 Calle Plano, Camarillo 93012.

About the American Red Cross Ventura County:

The American Red Cross of Ventura County is a non-profit, humanitarian organization that depends on the generous contributions of time and money from Ventura County 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 or call us at 805-987-1514.