Volunteers Support Around-the-Clock Relief Effort
REDLANDS, Calif. — February 27, 2023 — In response to mountain-area road closures caused by winter weather, the American Red Cross of San Bernardino County has opened a shelter at Redlands East Valley High School (31000 E Colton Ave). Volunteers are available to assist residents unable to return to their mountain-area homes with emergency lodging, meals, snacks, water and more.
Trained Red Cross volunteers and staff remain on call around-the-clock and are ready to assist in various aspects including sheltering, feeding, and more.
HOW TO FIND A SHELTER
If someone needs to find a shelter or other help, they should follow their local media or go to redcross.org and check the shelter map. People can also find a shelter by downloading the free Red Cross Emergency App, which also puts safety tips at their fingertips. The app is available in app stores by searching for the American Red Cross or going to redcross.org/apps. Everyone is welcome at Red Cross shelters.
A San Bernardino County call center will also operate at 909-387-3911, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. to provide information.
About the American Red Cross Southern California 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 public to perform its mission. The Red Cross Southern California Region proudly serves San Diego, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and Imperial Counties. In addition to carrying out disaster preparedness and response programs, blood collection, health and safety training, international services programs and supporting the military community, the Southern California Region provides nutritional counseling through its Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program in San Diego and helps communities prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters through its Prepare SoCal and Prepare San Diego initiatives. For more information, please visit redcross.org/SoCal or cruzrojaamericana.org, or connect with us on Facebook , Twitter , Instagram and YouTube.