LOS ANGELES, Dec. 28, 2020 — The American Red Cross Los Angeles Region responded to a dozen home fires during the holiday weekend that impacted families in Canoga Park, Mission Hills, Pomona, Altadena, Lancaster and Eagle Rock.
Volunteers from the Red Cross Disaster Action Team (DAT) responded to 12 home fires providing emergency financial assistance and virtual one-on-one support for 36 individuals affected. We will continue to provide assistance and help with addressing their disaster-caused needs.
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“These calls can be challenging, because no one should have to deal with this kind of tragedy during the holidays,” said DAT volunteer, Valerie Eads. “In this instance, we were able to provide financial assistance for lodging assistance, food and clothing, if needed. In addition, the Red Cross is dedicated to helping families with their needs and some of those affected asked for mental, health and spiritual care.”
Red Cross volunteers have been trained to maintain a social distance and follow proper safety procedures to continue serving communities impacted by local disasters, during the coronavirus outbreak.