Red Cross Opens Hotline To Assist Families In Orland Bus Crash

Families across California that have been affected by this tragedy can call the Red Cross hotline for assistance: 1-800-540-2000.

Media Contact: Meredith Mills, American Red Cross, (714) 352-1461

SANTA ANA, CALIF. April 12, 2014 - The American Red Cross expresses condolences to those who have lost loved ones, or had loved ones injured in this week’s Northern California bus accident.

Families across California that have been affected by this tragedy can call the Red Cross hotline for assistance: 1-800-540-2000. Impacted families may call this number for help and to be connected to the resources available by their local Red Cross chapters.

Red Cross caseworkers will be available to meet with families who may need mental health support or counseling, assistance with travel or transportation expenses, and who may have incurred significant expenses related to this accident.

In addition to the sheltering and mental health services the Red Cross has provided in Orland, Red Cross chapters across Southern California are working with the affected school districts and other community organizations to assist those involved in this accident and their families.

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 join our blog at http://blog.redcross.org.

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