SAN DIEGO — June 29, 2020 — The American Red Cross of San Diego and Imperial Counties continues to provide assistance to those affected by the Niland Fire. Since requested by authorities on Sunday, disaster workers have supported a Temporary Evacuation Point and are continuing to provide food, safe shelter, health services and more for over 100 individuals who were displaced by the fire. The Red Cross has also provided food and hydration for first responders.
The Red Cross is working closely with local emergency management and our partners to coordinate ongoing 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.
Get Disaster-Related Assistance
If you have been affected by the Niland Fire and are in need of help, please call the local Red Cross at 855-891-7325.
Safe and Well: Helping to Reconnect Families and Loved Ones
Those looking to connect with loved ones after the Niland Fire are encouraged to utilize the Red Cross Safe and Well website. This website is a free public reunification tool that allows those affected by disasters to register and post messages to indicate that they are safe, or to search for loved ones. Registrations and searches can be done directly on the website. For more information, please visit safeandwell.org.
How to Help
The Red Cross is grateful for the generosity of the community and those looking to help after the Niland Fire; however, for the safety those being sheltered and for the safety of volunteers, the Red Cross is currently unable to accept material donations of any kind. Due to increased safety measures for COVID-19, storing, sorting, cleaning and distributing donated items could be especially dangerous. Due to health code regulations, the Red Cross cannot accept donations of home-cooked meals or food items not prepared in a commercial kitchen.
The first priority for the Red Cross is to provide shelter and support to those affected, and financial donations are the quickest and best way to get help to those who need it most. Financial donations to the Red Cross help provide shelter, meals, relief supplies, emotional support, recovery planning and other assistance during disasters. Donate at redcross.org or call 1-800 RED CROSS.
Please follow @SoCal_RedCross 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 of San Diego and Imperial Counties
The American Red Cross of San Diego and Imperial Counties is the most trusted community service organization in education, preparation and response to natural disasters and human emergencies. With the public’s ongoing support, we provide lifesaving preparedness training; disaster relief services; services to military personnel and their families, and nutritional counseling through our Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program. Through Prepare San Diego, a regional resiliency initiative, the Red Cross brings together key community and business leaders from the region to create a sustainable network that encourages preparedness, carries out response and recovery plans, and strives for resiliency in the face of disaster, meeting all aspects of the disaster lifecycle. 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/SoCal or connect with us on Facebook and YouTube and Twitter.
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