LOS ANGELES, Sept. 2, 2022 — The American Red Cross Los Angeles Region will close its shelter at West Ranch High School (26255 West Valencia Blvd., Stevenson Ranch, CA 91381) effective immediately. Residents affected by the fire can still receive assistance by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS (1 (800) 733-2767).
Red Cross emergency shelters are designed to meet the immediate, short-term needs of impacted residents until long-term efforts can get underway. The Red Cross also plays a critical role in helping families and communities recover in the weeks and months after a disaster. For the past two days, the Red Cross mobilized local disaster workers – 90 percent of which were volunteers – to help neighbors affected by the Route fire, and with support from community partners it:
The Route Fire is a reminder of the importance of being prepared for disasters big and small. The Red Cross offers these safety steps you should follow:
A wildfire can spread very quickly, leaving you little time to get to safety. Be prepared to evacuate at a moment’s notice and obey all evacuation orders from officials.
If you’re trapped outdoors, crouch in a pond, river or pool.
Don’t return home until officials say it’s safe to do so.
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.