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American Red Cross Responds to Deadly East Palo Alto Plane Crash
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February 17, 2010

February 17, 2019 – American Red Cross Bay Area Chapter volunteers are responding to this morning’s deadly small airplane crash in East Palo Alto.  Red Cross volunteers have been on-site providing food, shelter, information and emotional support services for the families affected by the crash and are offering emotional support services to the families of those killed in the crash.  

The Red Cross will 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 crash.

Any residents affected by the crash 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.  

About the American Red Cross

As a community-based, humanitarian organization, the American Red Cross empowers people in the greater Bay Area to prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies. Residents in the region are supported by a collaboration of chapters, which includes the Bay Area Chapter and the Silicon Valley Chapter, who mobilize relief to families affected by local disasters and train thousands of local residents in life-saving and preparedness skills each year.  Please contact the following local American Red Cross chapters to learn more about how to get involved.

  American Red Cross Bay Area Chapter
www.redcrossbayarea.org or 1-888-4-HELP-BAY

   American Red Cross Silicon Valley Chapter
www.siliconvalley-redcross.org or 1-877-727-6771


Media Contacts


Melanie Finke, Bay Area Chapter

Phone: (415) 694-9038


Email: finkem@usa.redcross.org 



Cynthia Shaw, Silicon Valley Chapter



Phone: (408) 666-6857


Email: shawcy@usa.redcross.org

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