LOS ANGELES, Dec. 16, 2020 — American Red Cross Los Angeles Region volunteers from the San Gabriel Pomona Valley Chapter responded to an apartment fire impacting five families in Pomona.
Volunteers from the Red Cross Disaster Action Team responded to an apartment fire that occurred Tuesday evening. The Red Cross helped coordinate emergency aid for the affected families and will continue to provide direct client assistance and recovery planning to meet their disaster-caused needs.
SEE: How Red Cross Disaster Actions Teams provide assistance during the Coronavirus (YouTube)
The Red Cross volunteers have been re-trained to maintain social distancing and follow proper safety procedures to continue serving communities impacted by local disasters, during the coronavirus outbreak.
Families in our community, across the country and around the world turn to the Red Cross every day to help #EndHomeFires. Hospital patients still need lifesaving blood; neighbors still need food, shelter and care after disasters; and military families still need support. Your help is needed to fulfill the urgent needs of our mission today at redcross.org/la.
With Los Angeles County facing a Safer at Home order this holiday season, many more of us will be indoors and with a smaller group of loved ones. Red Cross LA urges everyone to follow these decorating safety tips to prevent fires and keep everyone safe:
STAY SAFE FROM HOME FIRES Test your smoke alarms monthly and practice your home fire escape plan until everyone can escape in less than two minutes — the amount of time you may have to get out of a burning home before it’s too late.
HOW YOU CAN TAKE ACTION:
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/la or cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCrossLA or @CruzRojaLA.