Red Cross Provides Support After California Earthquake

  • Earthquake Response
    The American Red Cross opened an overnight shelter at the Crosswalk Community Church in Napa following the August 24, 2014 6.0-magnitude earthquake near Napa, California. Photo by Virginia Becker/American Red Cross
  • Earthquake Response
    Individuals and families affected by the August 14, 2014 California earthquake were provided food, beverages, information, emotional support and shelter. Photo by Virginia Becker/American Red Cross
  • Earthquake Response
    The Red Cross opened two evacuation centers Sunday in response to the Napa earthquake. Trained Red Cross workers are completing disaster assessments and providing assistance to residents in need. Photo by Virginia Becker/American Red Cross
  • Earthquake Response
    The Red Cross will continue to work with community and government partners to help people return home safely and recover from the Napa earthquake. Photo by Virginia Becker/American Red Cross
Practice ‘Drop, Cover and Hold’ In Safe Places

Across the Greater San Francisco Bay Area, families were jolted awake in the early hours of Sunday morning by a 6.0M earthquake that struck American Canyon, California. More than 200 residents were injured, and thousands of residents were without power and water. The American Red Cross was on the ground immediately and has been helping families stay safe and sheltered as aftershocks continue. The Red Cross also opened two evacuation centers on Sunday in response to the earthquake.

Today, trained Red Cross workers are driving through impacted neighborhoods to assess the needs of those affected and to provide information and assistance such as water, food and clean-up kits. Over the coming days, the Red Cross will continue to work with community and government partners to help people return home safely and recover.

Since Sunday the Red Cross has:

  • Served 990 meals and snacks
  • Distributed 380 bulk items, including water and clean up supplies like work gloves, shovels, and trash bags
  • Provided outreach, mental health or health services contacts to 164 residents
  • Provided 27 overnight stays
  • 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 redcross.org or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.

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