LOS ANGELES, August 17, 2020 — Effective immediately, the American Red Cross Los Angeles Region will close the temporary evacuation point at Highland High School (39055 25th St. West Palmdale, CA 93551) and provide virtual assistance for anyone impacted by the Lake Fire. The Red Cross will continue to monitor the situation and has teams on standby to set up an evacuation site at Antelope Valley Fairgrounds (2551 W Avenue H, Lancaster, CA 93536), if needed.
To date, the Red Cross has helped 15 people affected by the Lake Fire, providing 25 overnight hotel stays and serving more than 70 meals and snacks.
Residents impacted by the Lake Fire in need of assistance, can contact the local Red Cross at 1-800-RED CROSS.
SEE: Photos from the Highland High School evacuation point (Flickr)
ALSO SEE: B-roll form the Highland High School evacuation point (Vimeo)
The evacuation point is a rest site for those affected to assess their needs and for the Red Cross to present lodging options. Volunteers provide snacks, water and COVID-19 safety resources, all while following DPH and CDC COVID-19 safety protocols. Red Cross volunteers maintained social distancing, sanitizing routines and health checks.
Red Cross LA is dedicated to helping those affected by disasters. We work closely with local emergency management teams and our partners to coordinate relief efforts. Trained Red Cross volunteers and staff are on call round-the-clock and ready to assist in aspects such as providing shelter, meals, disaster assessment, resources and more.
Please follow @RedCrossLA on Twitter for the latest updates. Visit redcross.org/wildfire for information on how to prepare for, respond to and recover from wildfires.
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.