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.
STAY SAFE FROM HOME FIRES
Since the beginning of 2022, Red Cross volunteers responded to 703 home fires in Los Angeles, providing more than 1,990 residents support and guidance through their disaster recovery journey. We want everyone to be safe with working smoke alarms — which can cut the risk of dying in a home fire by half. The Red Cross urges everyone to follow these safety tips to prevent fires and keep everyone safe:
For home fire safety resources and tips, visit redcross.org/fire or download the free Red Cross Emergency App (search “American Red Cross” in app stores or go to redcross.org/apps).
About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides comfort to victims of disasters; supplies about 40% of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; distributes international humanitarian aid; and supports veterans, military members and their families. The Red Cross is a nonprofit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to deliver its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org/la or CruzRojaAmericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCrossLA.