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SAN DIEGO RED CROSS HELPS THOSE DISPLACED BY NILAND FIRE

By Miriam Raftery

July 2, 2020 (San Diego) – On Sunday, a fire destroyed 40 homes and killed one person in Niland, California, an economically depressed desert town in Imperial County.  Around 130 people in the town of 1,000 were displaced and have been receiving help from the American Red Cross of San Diego and Imperial Counties.

The Red Cross has requested donations which can be made at www.RedCross.org or by calling 1-800-RED CROSS. Due to COVID-19 and safe handling requirements, the Red Cross is unable to accept donations of goods.

The top priority is to provide shelter, as well as meals, relief and emotional support, as well as recovery planning and other assistance. The Red Cross has also assisted first responders in this fire.


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BLOOD DRIVE MARCH 25 AT CVS IN EL CAJON: BLOOD SUPPLY IS RUNING LOW

East County News Service

March 21, 2020 (El Cajon) – Blood donations countywide are running very low due to the coronavirus, since many locations normally visited by the bloodmobile are shut down. Donating blood is considered “essential” and is an exemption to the Governor’s stay at home order.

The American Red Cross will join with State Senator Brian Jones and other local leaders in a blood drive on Wednesday, March 25 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the CVS parking lot, 575 Fletcher Parkway, El Cajon.


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FIRE HEAVILY DAMAGES 3 APARTMENT UNITS IN LA MESA

East County News Service

July 4, 2015 (La Mesa) – A two-alarm fire 8420 Buckland Street in La Mesa on Friday morning started in a kitchen and caused $325,000 in damages to three apartment units and the contents, Heartland Fire reports.


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LA MESA - MT. HELIX MAY ACTIVITIES

June 5 (La Mesa) -- Here's what's happening in La Mesa this month!

There are a number of food events this month, including a Fire Station pancake breakfast, a Craft Beer and Wine Fest, the Taste of La Mesa, three nights of food trucks, and two nights of farmers' markets.

But fear not, as there are also several ways to work off all those calories.


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HOUSE FIRE DISPLACES EIGHT PEOPLE IN LEMON GROVE

 

May 14, 2015 (Lemon Grove)--At approximately 7:51 p.m., Sunday, May 3, Heartland Fire & Rescue crews in Lemon Grove, responded to reports of a structure fire in the 25-hundred block of Pergl Street. Upon arrival firefighters found heavy smoke coming from a single-story structure at 2523 Pergl Street.


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JULIAN'S NEW DISASTER ACTION TEAM

 

Left to right:  Brian Kramer, CalFire Engineer Brian Hodo, Pat Landis, Jan Payne, Firefighter Dallas Tinsman, Sheana Fry, Firefighter Anthony Rossetti, Cathy Ozbun, Kathy Payne, Les Turner, Greg Hidley, Ron Ozbun

March 6, 2015 (Julian)—Julian Cuyamaca Fire Department  CERT and RED CROSS have partnered to develop a Disaster Action Team (DAT) to serve San Diego County back country. Disaster Action Team volunteers are the heart of American Red Cross disaster relief efforts. DAT members respond immediately to a disaster when called by emergency dispatch. The eight volunteers in the photo were trained on March 5th how to assess the scope of the damage, meet with the affected family or families to determine their immediate disaster-related needs, and ensure that those needs are met. Depending upon individual requirements, the Red Cross can provide assistance in the form of secure shelter, food, clothing, medical needs and mental health counseling.


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FIRE DAMAGES CONDO UNIT IN EL CAJON

 

East County News Service

Photo courtesy of Heartland Fire & Rescue

February 14, 2015 (El Cajon ) –, Heartland Fire Dispatch received reports shortly after 8:30 this morning of a structure fire.   Heartland Fire & Rescue crews, returning from an earlier call, saw the smoke and were on scene of the fire in two minutes of the call.  They found the smoke coming from an upstairs bedroom area of a two-story condominium unit at 288 Roanoke Road in El Cajon.


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LA MESA NATIONAL NIGHT OUT

 

August 2, 2014 (La Mesa) - On Tuesday, August 5th, the City of La Mesa will participate in National Night Out. Every August, La Mesa Neighborhood Watch groups organize fun and informative community events with their neighbors and friends to promote crime prevention and strengthen police and community partnerships. Members of the La Mesa Police Department and City officials will meet with these groups to share information and field questions about neighborhood and city concerns.


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ALL NIGHT HAPPY HOUR TO BENEFIT SAN DIEGO FIRE RELIEF

 

May 24, 2014 (San Diego)-- Table 926 , a restaurant in San Diego, is partnering with Events Uncorked for a San Diego Fire Relief Benefit the evening of Wednesday, May 28.


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GREAT CALIFORNIA SHAKEOUT OCT. 18

October 11, 2012 (San Diego) – On October 18 at 10:18, San Diego County residents will “Drop, Cover, and Hold On” in the Great California ShakeOut, the largest earthquake drill ever.  Below are Eartqhuake Safety Dos and Don’ts.  

At 10:18 a.m. on October 18, 2012, we will “Drop, Cover, and Hold On” in The Great California ShakeOut, the largest earthquake drill ever!
 
During earthquakes, drop to the floor, take cover under a sturdy desk or table, and hold on to it firmly. Be prepared to move with it until the shaking stops.
 
The area near the exterior wall of a building is the most dangerous place to be. Windows and architectural details are often the first parts of the building to collapse. To stay away from this danger zone, stay inside if you are inside and outside if you are outside. 


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EL CAJON FIRE'S SAFETY & CAREER EXPO IS OCTOBER 13TH!

October 6, 2012 (El Cajon) -- Considered to be one of the largest community events in the East County, the annual El Cajon Safety & Career Expo is being held Saturday, October 13th, at 100 E. Lexington Avenue from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

After a special noon welcome ceremony, the El Cajon Police Department will have a special Police K-9 demonstration.  San Diego Gas & Electric and Mission Federal Credit Union are our title sponsors, both dedicated to education in the community.  Stop by their booths for valuable safety information and get a fire badge sticker and red fire helmet for the children.


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APARTMENT FIRE IN LA MESA DISPLACES TWO ADULTS

September 27, 2012 (La Mesa) – A resident sleeping in an apartment at 5300 Marengo Avenue was awakened this afternoon by smoke. Seeing flames coming from her stove, she tried to douse the fire with water, which caused the fire to spread. She then evacuated the apartment, which suffered $50,000 in damages to the structure and contents.


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FIRE DESTROYS TRAILER HOME IN EL CAJON, DISPLACING ELDERLY COUPLE


January 2, 2012 (El Cajon)—An elderly couple and their dog have lost their trailer home in a fire which was reported last night at 9:20 p.m.  Heartland Fire & Rescue in El Cajon responded to the blaze at the Paradise Trailer Home Park in the 1300 block of East Main Street in El Cajon. 

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PCI COMMUNITY HOLIDAY OUTREACH SERVES OVER 200 GUESTS

Global humanitarian organization served over 230 people, including 160 children, with holiday gifts and community health resources

 

December 8, 2011 (San Diego, CA) -- PCI (Project Concern International) and the Strong, Healthy Empowered (SHE) group of PCI volunteers hosted their third annual Santa party and health fair in collaboration with PCI’s California Border Healthy Start (CBHS) Program on December 7, 2011 at the Jacobs Market Creek Plaza.  Other community agencies that participated include Logan Family Health Center at Logan Heights, American Red Cross WIC, La Maestra Family Health Center at National City, and the Family Health Centers at Lemon Grove.


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WELLS FARGO AND TEAM MEMBERS TO DONATE UP TO $1.5 MILLION FOR JAPAN DISASTER RELIEF AND RECOVERY

 

Total contribution includes matching program for team member donations to
American Red Cross; public donations also encouraged

 


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