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920 KVEC: Shelter Opens At Arroyo Grande High School

December 22, 2010

Shelter Opens At Arroyo Grande High School
December 22, 2010

Arroyo Grande — At the request of the Oceano Fire Department the Red Cross opened a shelter to accommodate families who are being evacuated because of flooding. The shelter is located at Arroyo Grande High School, 495 Valley Road, Arroyo Grande.The Red Cross will continue to meet the needs of the community as the storm progresses.

The Red Cross, a member of San Luis Obispo County Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (SLOVOAD), received assistance from Meathead Movers to transport supplies to the shelter. Salvation Army is on standby to provide assistance with breakfast, if needed. County Animal Services has provided transportation for 2 dogs and 3 cats and has made additional crates and food available. New Life Community Church of Pismo Beach provided clothing and WalMart donated water, towels, socks and t-shirts.

Natalie Schaefer, CEO of the San Luis Obispo County Chapter is especially grateful for the support from the Lucia Mar School District. “Mike, the custodian at AGHS has been amazing. He has kept the heat running, supplied chairs and provided access to a TV so evacuees can stay updated on the flooding. We appreciate the support of all of our partners.”

The disaster response will be on-going. Disaster relief efforts are expensive and we are relying on the community to help us fund these efforts. Financial contributions can be sent to the San Luis Obispo County Chapter of the American Red Cross, 225 Prado Road, Suite A, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, or make a secure online contribution by visiting Call the local chapter at 805-543-0696 ext 18.

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