LOS ANGELES, August 17, 2022 — American Red Cross Los Angeles Region volunteers from the Greater Long Beach and South Bay Chapter responded to an apartment complex fire impacting as many as 60 people in Torrance on Tuesday evening. In partnership with the City of Torrance, the Red Cross is providing emergency shelter, food, water, health and emotional support services to anyone impacted by the fire. The shelter is located at the Torrance Cultural Arts Center, 3330 Civic Center Dr., Toyota Meeting Hall.
Every day, people are forced from their homes due to fires, storms and other disasters. Single- and multi-family fires account for 90 percent of all disaster responses. Trained and available disaster response volunteers are ready for these emergencies, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. From offering a caring and compassionate ear, to meeting immediate needs for shelter or supplies, to connecting people with recovery services, our volunteers ensure that families do not have to face tough times alone.