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Quick Tips for Responding to San Bruno Fire


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Things to know about our response to the San Bruno, CA fire.

If you have been in contact with loved ones in San Bruno, the best way to share information about their well-being is to register them with the Red Cross Safe and Well website.

  • You can register on the Safe and Well website at www.redcross.org/safeandwell
  • For those who do not have Internet access, call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to register your loved ones. Follow the prompts for disaster information.
  • The information you post on the Safe and Well website will let other loved ones know about the well-being of those affected by this disaster
  • Concerned family members who know the person’s phone number (home, cell or work) or a complete home address can search for messages posted about their loved ones.

In-Kind Donations
The American Red Cross is unable to accept donations of food, clothing or medicine for people affected by disasters because of the large amount of valuable manpower to process items, the logistical difficulties in storing and delivering these items. The most effective way to help the people affected by this disaster is to make a financial donation to support American Red Cross disaster relief efforts. The Red Cross uses these donations to purchase cots, blankets, food, water, toiletries and other essential items that will help affected individuals following a disaster.

Blood Donations
Call 1-800-RED-CROSS to make an appointment to donate blood or go online to www.redcrossblood.org.

Volunteers
The American Red Cross provides relief efforts thanks to thousands of trained volunteers. Red Cross volunteers undergo special training to provide them with the ability to safely and efficiently provide relief services. If you are interested in becoming a Red Cross volunteer to help in future disasters, you may fill out a volunteer application online at www.redcrossbayarea.org. You can also call the Volunteer Resources hotline at (415) 427-8052. If you’re interested in becoming a volunteer in other parts of the country, please contact your local chapter.

Donations
You can help those affected by local disasters such as the San Bruno fire by visiting our website at www.redcrossbayarea.org/donate and donating to disaster relief. Donations may also be made here.