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AMERICAN RED CROSS BAY AREA ASSISTS 33 FREMONT RESIDENTS AFFECTED BY APARTMENT FIRE
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American Red Cross of Bay Area
 
February 29, 2008
The American Red Cross Bay Area is on the scene providing assistance to the 33 residents displaced by this morning’s apartment complex fire at 3600 Pennsylvania Avenue in Fremont, Calif.
 
The Red Cross has been on-site since shortly after the fire started this morning to provide blankets, coffee and food, and mental health services to affected families. The Red Cross will continue working with families throughout the day to provide housing and clothing, as necessary, once the damage to individual homes has been determined.
 
Any residents affected by the fire may contact 1-888-4-HELP-BAY for assistance.
 
The American Red Cross Bay Area responds to disasters, like home fires, an average of seven to eight times a week in the Bay Area. For those who are interested in helping the victims of this and other emergencies, please call 1-888-4-HELP-BAY or visit 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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