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AMERICAN RED CROSS BAY AREA OPENS SHELTER FOR THE MORE THAN 50 RESIDENTS AFFECTED BY THE OAKLAND APARTMENT FIRE
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Red Cross Bay Area

 
April 1, 2008
The American Red Cross Bay Area has opened a shelter tonight to provide emergency shelter and food to the more than 50 residents displaced by the apartment fire at 3010 Adeline Street in Oakland. The shelter is located in Oakland near where the fire occurred in a 38-unit apartment complex earlier this evening.
 
The Red Cross has been on the scene since shortly after the fire ignited this evening to provide emergency assistance in the form of food, blankets and mental health services. The shelter will provide a safe place for families to sleep tonight and over the next few days until alternative shelter can be arranged. The Red Cross will continue to work with the affected families in the coming days to secure more permanent housing and to help them begin rebuilding their lives following the fire.
 
Any residents affected by the fire may contact 1-888-4-HELP-BAY for assistance.
 
If you are interested in helping the victims of this fire or other emergencies, please contact the American Red Cross Bay Area at 1-888-4-HELP-BAY or www.redcrossbayarea.org.
 
About the American Red Cross Bay Area
Governed by volunteers and supported by community donations, your American Red Cross Bay Area helps residents in six counties prepare for disaster, recover from them and connect U.S. military families torn apart by war, terrorism and natural tragedy. The American Red Cross’s more than 3,000 personnel, 97 percent of which are volunteers, are all dedicated to saving lives. Every year, ARCBA mobilizes relief to families affected by more than 500 disasters, trains more than 80,000 people in life-saving and preparedness skills, and exchanges hundreds of emergency messages for military, war and disaster-stricken families. Call 1-888-4-HELP-BAY or visit www.redcrossbayarea.org to learn more. The Red Cross provides nearly half the Bay Area’s blood supply. Call 1-800-GIVE-LIFE (1-800-448-3543) today to schedule your lifesaving donation. 

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