LOS ANGELES, Oct. 1, 2021 — On Thursday evening, the American Red Cross Los Angeles Region responded to two fires impacting more than 100 families: a commercial fire in Carson that affected a nearby mobile home park and fire in Pasadena. Volunteers from the Red Cross coordinated emergency aids, which included providing water and food.
This Sunday marks the start of Fire Prevention Week. This is the perfect time to sit with your family and work out a home fire safety plan. Visit preparesocal.org for resources.
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 any immediate needs for shelter or supplies, to connecting people with long term recovery services, our volunteers ensure that families do not have to face tough times alone.
Red Cross volunteers have been trained to maintain social distancing and follow proper safety procedures to continue serving communities impacted by local disasters, during the coronavirus outbreak.