HIGHLAND, Calif. (November 21, 2019) – The American Red Cross serving San Bernardino County is pleased to announce a $100,000 donation from San Manuel Casino targeted to serve those affected by wildfires across California, including the recent Getty Fire in Los Angeles. This donation allows the Red Cross to provide recovery services including financial assistance, cleanup kits, referral services and more to those affected by wildfires that have ravaged communities throughout the state.
“We are deeply grateful for San Manuel Casino’s generous gift,” said Yevette Baysinger, Executive Director of the American Red Cross serving San Bernardino. “This donation will enable the Red Cross to help people recover from the devastating effects of recent wildfires and build a more resilient California.”
The Red Cross helps communities prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters big and small. In the last month, California has experienced wildfires that have scorched thousands of acres, prompted mass evacuations, destroyed numerous homes and outbuildings. As recovery efforts continue, the Red Cross is still there, providing relief supplies and helping people plan their next steps as they return home and seek to rebuild their lives.
“We are proud to partner with the American Red Cross to support wildfire relief efforts in California. Helping those in our community and neighboring communities is something we are passionate about,” said Peter Arceo, General Manager of San Manuel Casino.
Whether it’s a warm blanket, a hot meal or a shoulder to lean on, the Red Cross is there thanks to the generosity of its donors. All Red Cross disaster assistance is free, and the contributions of community partners like San Manuel Casino ensure the Red Cross can provide comfort and compassionate care to people affected by wildfires and countless other crises.
The American Red Cross Desert to the Sea Region proudly serves Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino Counties. For more information on local Red Cross services, visit redcross.org/dts.
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 at @RedCrossDTS or Facebook at facebook.com/RedCrossDTS.
About San Manuel Casino
San Manuel Casino is Southern California’s one-stop destination for entertainment and fun, located just 60 minutes from downtown Los Angeles and a short drive from LA-Ontario International Airport. Millions of guests each year enjoy more than 4,700 slots, Vegas-style blackjack, high-limit gaming, incredible entertainment, sumptuous dining and a generous player’s reward program. Since 1986, players have received over $2 billion in cash, prizes and giveaways, making any visit to San Manuel an exciting and memorable experience. For more information on San Manuel Casino, visit www.SanManuel.com and follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.
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