SAN FRANCISCO – September 25, 2019 – The American Red Cross Bay Area Chapter will open a shelter today at 4 p.m. for the more than 50 residents displaced by an apartment fire at 915 Kearney Street in the Chinatown neighborhood of San Francisco. The shelter is located at the Chinese Recreation Center at 1199 Mason Street in San Francisco. The Red Cross will be providing food, shelter and counseling services for affected families. The shelter will remain open until residents are able to return to their homes or alternative housing can be secured.
Red Cross volunteers have been on-site since shortly after the fire started today, opening a temporary evacuation center during lunchtime before moving residents to the shelter this afternoon.
In the next week, the Red Cross will continue to work with any families who are unable to return to their homes permanently, providing them with emergency housing and support through their recovery from the fire.
Any residents affected by the fire may contact 1-888-4-HELP-BAY (1-888-443-5722) for assistance.
All Red Cross disaster assistance is free, made possible by the donations of time and money by people in the Bay Area. If you are interested in helping residents affected by home fires and other local emergencies, please call 1-888-4-HELP-BAY or visit www.redcrossbayarea.org.
About the American Red Cross Bay Area Chapter
As a community-based, humanitarian organization, the American Red Cross Bay Area Chapter provides relief to those affected by disasters and empowers individuals in our community to prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies. By helping people in the Bay Area learn how to take care of their families and neighbors, the Red Cross strengthens the community and makes it ready for all types of disasters, including home fires, earthquakes, wildfires and health emergencies. Call 1-888-4-HELP-BAY (1-888-443-5722) or visit www.redcrossbayarea.org
to learn more.