RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. (Dec. 11, 2018) – The recent Camp Fire burned more than 14,000 structures, killing nearly 100 with several hundred residents of Paradise and the surrounding communities unaccounted for. The American Red Cross has been on the ground in the area providing shelter, meals, health services and mental health counselors to the affected residents and their families.
The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians has donated $100,000 for Red Cross relief for those affected by California wildfires.
San Manuel Band of Mission Indians has been a partner with the American Red Cross for more than 15 years supporting local programs including local disaster response, recovery, preparedness education and life-saving CPR programs to our communities throughout San Bernardino County.
“Gifts like these will support the Red Cross help our neighbors who are facing the long road to recovery,” said Yevette Baysinger, executive director, American Red Cross serving San Bernardino County. “We are thankful for this generous gift and San Manuel’s continued commitment to help those in need.”
Free community awareness and preparedness courses are offered at the Red Cross. For more information on these courses as well as tutorials about being prepared and more information on the Be Red Cross Ready program, visit redcross.org.
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.