American Red Cross opens Evacuation Center for Inglewood Evacuees


Long Beach, November 27, 2013– The American Red Cross has opened an evacuation center at Jesse Owens Park at 9651 S. Western Ave, Los Angeles to assist those affected by the barricaded suspect on the 10700th block of 5th Street in Inglewood.

Currently, six Red Cross volunteers responded and are ready to provide warm meals and shelter for those with immediate, disaster-caused needs of the affected residents.

Anyone evacuating to a Red Cross evacuation center should bring essential items for each member of the family:

  • Prescription and emergency medications
  • Foods that meet unusual dietary requirements
  • Identification and important personal documents
  • Extra clothing, pillows, blankets, hygiene supplies and other comfort items
  • Supplies needed for children and infants, such as diapers, formula and toys
  • Special items for family members who are elderly or disabled
  • Note: Public health regulations do not permit pets in shelters. Trained assistance animals are permitted.

    About the American Red Cross:

    The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies nearly half of the nation's blood; teaches lifesaving skills; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization — not a government agency — and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit www.redcross.org or join our blog at http://blog.redcross.org

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