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Fire in San Bruno

The Bay Area chapter is responding to the fire that started in San Bruno, CA, last night. We will update you as we receive more information this morning.

Red Cross Resources:
>> Bay Area chapter Twitter account

General Resources:
>> #sanbruno on Twitter

UPDATE (4:22 PM EDT) For more information about how you can help with the San Bruno Fire, please click here.

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  1. I tried calling 888-393-4433 to donate blood, but every time I call, it says “circuits are busy”. Can someone provide a list of bay area locations where we can donate blood?

  2. I would like to volunteer my time to help at the site of this disaster. I am not a Red Cross trained volunteer. Do they need my help? I have food service experience and general administrative and management experience.

  3. I was trained by the Red Cross as a first responder and just passed my EMT class and NREMT. I’d like to help.

  4. We have Tons of Mens Clothing that we would like to take and donate to the victims of San Bruno fire. Does anyone know where we can take them?

  5. I’m only a student, but I’m free this entire weekend. I’m good to go for manual labor and blood donations at anytime.

  6. I am looking for ways to help or collect needed items for the affected families. Please advise?

  7. 217 Masonic in San Francisco, that’s where the operator told me to donate blood. I hope this helps!

  8. I found these 2 Blood center locations in SF..hopefully it will go to San Bruno:

    1)Downtown Center
    250 Bush Street
    Suite 136 (Mills Building)
    San Francisco, CA 94104

    1-888-393-GIVE (4483)

    Online Appointment

    Center Hours
    Monday: 7:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
    Tuesday: 7:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
    Wednesday: 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
    Thursday: 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
    Friday: 7:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
    Saturday: closed
    Sunday: closed

    2)Irwin Center
    270 Masonic Avenue
    San Francisco, CA 94118

    Site Phone
    (415) 567-6400

    1-888-393-GIVE (4483)

    Online Appointment

    Center Hours
    Monday: 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
    Tuesday: 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
    Wednesday: 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
    Thursday: 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
    Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    Saturday: 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    Sunday: closed

  9. I am available to help. I am a massage therapist, and have the ability to help in several capacities. Please contact me. I live in Pacifica.

  10. I can I find a list of names of families that are accounted for, im loking for my family the Lucketts and Derosans

  11. I am looking to volunteer to help with anything I can beginning this afternoon and throughout the weekend. I also have clothes I can bring to donate as well. Where can we find information on where to check in or what’s available to help with? Thank you.

  12. I am not a Red Cross Trained Volunteer, but would like to volunteer my time to help in any way.

  13. I would like to volunteer to help out with with any kids or teenagers that might need comfort or help in any way. I also can help serve meals or bring any supplies that are needed as well.

  14. I have O- blood type and was trying to find out where to go give blood to the San Bruno victims. I just spoke with someone at Blood Centers of the Pacific. She said the centers that are directly giving blood to the San Bruno victims are the Millbrae and Redwood City. The Redwood City location is closed today so the Millbrae location is really busy! She recommended that I keep trying through out the next week as their supplies are depleted.

  15. Carpenter w/over 20 years experience willing to volunteer in any way possible. Don’t know my blood type so if anyone knows a fast way to find out that would be awesome so I can donate

  16. I have bags of clothing (mostly teen boy,womens) and shoes I would like to donate. where can I bring this?

  17. http://bloodcenters.org to make an appointment online, seeing as the phones are being stupid.
    Also, if there are no appointments there there are plenty around the Bay Area. Millbrae, Redwood City, San Carlos, you’ll see them all there.

  18. My name is Justin Knott and I attend Community Bible Church in Vallejo CA. I’m in the process of gathering as much supplies as I possibly can such as bibles, clothes, blankets, towels etc. I believe it is my duty as a believer in Christ to take action and show support for those effected by this trajedy! I encourage all brothers and sisters in Christ to do the same, Jesus loved us so we should extend that love to anyone in need! Please e-mail istructions on were to send this help! ASAP

  19. I live in the Central Valley but would like to help however I can. I have clothing for women, men and teen boys. Can also donate blood. How can people who don’t live in the bay area provide assistance?

  20. I also called multiple times to donate o – blood, but the line would not let me leave my information.

  21. I would also like to donate my time this entire sat and sunday wether it be manual labor or helping to serve food at the shelters i don’t have a car but if someone wanted to pick me up in Vallejo I’m more then willing to help! If thats possible call me at 707-655-5131!

  22. What is the best way for someone not near this area to help? What is most critically needed..want to help.


    San Bruno Explosion and Fire Response

    Rescue teams are at work. Do not self-deploy to the affected area. Only trained personnel and trained volunteers are responding at this time, which includes at the Red Cross Evacuation Centers.

    Would you like to be contacted when opportunities become available? If so, please email The Volunteer Center at info@thevolunteercenter.net.

    Currently, you may volunteer to:

    * Give Blood by contacting Blood Centers of the Pacific at 888-393-GIVE

    I hope this helps somewhat.

  24. I am a county employee working in Case Management-San Mateo Medical Center. I have a database of resources, knowledge of technology and management;case management; administrative function and experienced in emergency situation;can donate blood (which I will do today-will go to Blood Bank at Peninsula Hospital/Burlingame to help for this specific reason. Call me c 650 296 2751;w 650 573 2804;Take care and my prayers to all concern-Lorda

  25. We would like to help this weekend with donations of women’s clothing and teenage boy’s clothing, and baby clothes and baby blankets, water/food supplies that’s needed, cat/dog food, and any volunteer work needed. We saw a lady on the news last night that only had enough time to grab her two dogs and car keys before leaving her house. This is such a terrible tragedy…my prayers goes out to all of the families affected. Please let us know how we can help.

  26. I would like to donate womens clothing, towels, sheets, etc. Where can I drop this off? I

  27. I’m young and relatively strong, good for manual labor. How do I get involved with this?

  28. On the news this morning they reported that what the Red Cross needs most right now to help with The San Bruno tragedy is cash donations. If you’re not in a position to contribute money, it is understandable with the current economy.
    I just want to add that it brought me to tears, again, seeing all of you who are offering your time, skill, labor and resources, of any and every type. There is hope for this world after all.
    God bless you all.

  29. This is where I read that we can drop of donations:

    Volunteers at the San Bruno Recreation Center are organizing supplies to be distributed. Organizers say they are in need of diapers, blankets, shoes, towels and children’s clothing.

    Donations can be dropped off at the center at 251 City Park Way.

  30. Also, I work in Marin and live in SF. If anyone in Marin County wants to meet me after work today to drop off donation supplies, tweet me at Arcadia1love and we’ll set something up. I will drive to the drop location tomorrow morning with the donations.

  31. I live in the north bay and was told by the local blood bank that you can donate blood anywhere! the blood bank of the redwoods sent a truck to sf this morning. Any blood donations are needed, even if they don”t go to the san bruno victims, they won’t be wasted!!

  32. There is also a Blood Center for blood donations in Millbrae. Does anyone know where to find the list of items they could use for donations? I can’t seem to find it anywhere!

  33. Its a sad thing that happened. I live in south sanfrancisco and would like to help. I am not a trained red cross volunteer but would like to help. I am available today, saturday,sunday and monday. Please let me know how i can help.

  34. Hello, I am an LVN with BLS cert. I would like to volunteer my services in any capicity this weekend. Please let me know what needs to be done, I can serve in many ways. Thank you.

  35. I’d like to help anyway possible and I would like to know where can I donate Items and what items are needed