Riverside, CALIF. – December 27, 2019 — In response to this morning’s fire in Hemet, American Red Cross disaster workers opened a Care & Reception Center to provide a safe place for displaced residents to await further information. The Red Cross will soon open an overnight shelter at Acacia Middle School (1200 Acacia E Ave, Hemet, CA 92543). Once the shelter is available, the care & reception center will close as all residents will be able to access Red Cross services at the shelter. The shelter is anticipated to be open by 2:00 p.m.
Shelter services include a safe and clean place to stay, food, hydration, comfort kits with personal hygiene items, emotional support and health services.
The local Red Cross is dedicated to assisting those affected by disasters. We are working closely with local emergency management and our partners to coordinate relief efforts. Trained Red Cross volunteers and staff are on call round-the-clock and ready to assist in various aspects including sheltering, feeding, disaster assessment, casework, and more.
About the American Red Cross Desert to the Sea Region:
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. The American Red Cross Desert to the Sea Region has proudly served Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino Counties for more than 100 years. For more information, please visit redcross.org/dts or cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit us on Twitter or Facebook.
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