• Red Cross Opens Client Service Center In Reponse to Pfeiffer Wildfire in Big Sur

    Early this morning, the American Red Cross Monterey Bay Area Chapter volunteers began working closely with local officials to help those evacuated by Pfeiffer Wildfire in Big Sur, California. Volunteers were on the scene all day providing food, emotional support, and information to those who had to evacuate their homes.
    IF YOU NEED HELP
    A Red Cross Client Services Center will opened to provide affected residents with needs assessment, information, replacement medications, and other recovery resources on Tuesday, December 16 from 10 a.m. to  7 p.m. at the Fernwood Resort Big Sur47200 Highway 1, Big Sur. The center will be open daily for the next few days. The Evacuation Center, which opened this morning at the Grange Hall, is closing tonight.Affected residents, who need emergency assistance outside of the regular Client Services Center hours, can call the 24-hour Red Cross Client Assistance hotline at 831-320-9989 to speak with a Red Cross caseworker.

    HOW PEOPLE CAN HELP
    People can make a financial donation to help people affected by disasters big and small by visiting redcross.org, calling 1-800-RED-CROSS, or texting REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation. Contributions may also be sent to the Monterey Bay Chapter, P.O. Box AR, Carmel, CA 93921, to your local Red Cross chapter, or to the national office, American Red Cross, P.O. Box 37243, Washington, DC 20013.

    About the American Red Cross Monterey Bay Area Chapter
    With office locations in Carmel, Salinas and Hollister, the American Red Cross Monterey Bay Chapter is a nonprofit, humanitarian organization that depends on the generous contributions of time and money from Monterey and San Benito Counties residents and companies to provide services and programs that help our community prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies. For more information on disaster preparedness, health and safety classes, volunteer opportunities, and financial contributions, visit our website at redcross.org/montereybayor call us at 1-831-624-6921. You may also find us on Facebook and Twitter.

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    Cynthia Shaw
    Regional Director of Communications

    American Red Cross

    (408) 666-6857 (c)

    cynthia.shaw@redcross.org

    posted to Cedar Street Times on December 16, 2013

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