The American Red Cross Bay Area Chapter is continuing to provide assistance to the hundreds of residents affected by the explosion in San Bruno on September 9. The Red Cross has been providing crisis counseling and emotional support to all residents, especially those whose homes were damaged or destroyed.
As of September 14, the Red Cross has met with and registered more than 200 families in the local area assistance center. These families are receiving help from the Red Cross to find alternative housing, replace lost items and create long-term recovery plans.
On Wednesday, September 15, the local area assistance center at the Veterans Memorial Recreation Center will close at 6 p.m. No further services will be provided at the location.
On Thursday, September 16, The Red Cross will open a service center along with key partners in the new San Bruno Recovery Center, located at 900 Cherry Avenue, Suite 332, San Bruno. The San Bruno Recovery Center will serve as the long-term location for assistance and services for all affected residents of the San Bruno fire.
The generosity of the Bay Area community and our partners has been phenomenal. The reason the Red Cross was able to respond within minutes of the San Bruno Fire igniting is because our community supports us on an ongoing basis through their donations of time and money. We encourage people to continue their support of our local disaster relief efforts by becoming a volunteer or providing a financial donation to local disaster relief at www.redcrossbayarea.org