• Red Cross Closing Svc. Center: “Not a lot of need”

    The American Red Cross will close the Client Service Center at the Fernwood Resort Big Sur at 5 p.m. tonight but will provide client services to evacuated residents with two Red Cross response vehicles on Thurs. and Fri.

    Cynthia Shaw of the Red Cross said this afternoon that there have not been a lot of people in need coming to the center, that they have been able to fend for themselves and stay with friends and family. The bulk of the evacuees will be able to return to intact homes, though how many have been left homeless is at this point unknown. It is also unknown when they can return to their homes.

    “There is not a lot of need for blankets and warm clothing at this point,” she said.

    Coast Property Owner’s Assocation, the entity set up for the 2008 Big Sur Fire, reports they are collecting donations for those who lost property in the Big Sur fire. “The team that gave support to those impacted by the 2008 fires is still intact and ready to serve our community again.

    Your donation is the greatest source of support to those in need right now. Thank you!

    The CPOA is a 501(c)(3) and all contributions are tax deductible. 100% of your gift will go toward those who have lost homes and property in the fire. You may earmark your donation to a specific individual. Simply make your request on the subject line of your check or in the special instructions field with your online payment.

    Mail your check payable to CPOA to: PO Box 59, Big Sur, CA 93920

    You can also bring cash or checks made to CPOA with “fire relief” in the subject line to the Big Sur Health Center.

    For wiring instructions for large donations, please contact info@cpoabigsur.org.

    The community has been overwhelmed with support and cannot accept any more unsolicited donations of clothing or supplies.

    posted to Cedar Street Times on December 18, 2013

    Topics: Front PG News

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