American Red Cross Opens Shelter in El Centro, California

The American Red Cross San Diego/Imperial Counties Chapter continues to offer support services to those affected by the 7.2 earthquake that shook southern California on Sunday, April 4th, 2010.

The American Red Cross San Diego/Imperial Counties Chapter has opened a shelter in Kennedy Middle School, El Centro, California to accommodate 39 members of the community who have been displaced due to Sunday’s earthquake.  The shelter is located at:
Kennedy Middle School

900 N. 6th Street

El Centro, CA 92243

The Red Cross will provide meals, health services, and mental health services to those at the shelter. In addition, it continues to offer support services and assistance where needed and is monitoring the situation to ensure that the public remains informed and prepared.

The American Red Cross serves to relive human suffering by preparing for, preventing and responding to a disaster and relies on the generosity of its donors to provide disaster services to the community. If you would like to donate to the American Red Cross disaster fund, please visit www.sdarc.org or  you can mail your donation (in check or money order) to: Disaster Fund American Red Cross, 3950 Calle Fortunada San Diego, CA 92123.

Please visit www.preparesandiego.org to learn how to prepare yourself and your loved ones in the event of a disaster.

About the American Red Cross, San Diego and Imperial Counties Chapter

The American Red Cross is not a government agency and relies on the generosity of the American people to provide our programs and services. The San Diego/Imperial Counties Chapter is leading the effort to make San Diego and Imperial Counties “America’s most prepared communities.” With the public’s ongoing support we provide life saving preparedness training; disaster relief services; 24-hour emergency services to deployed military personnel and their families; and nutritional counseling through our Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program. For more information about or to support the chapter please contact (858) 309-1200 or visit www.sdarc.org.