September 10, 2010 at 5:17pm
From Keesa Ocampo:
**BAY AREA BENEFIT is in the process of organizing a blood drive in the next few weeks. Please stand by for announcements. (www.bayareabenefit.org)
In the meantime, Blood Centers of the Pacific has an immediate need is for O negative donors and are asking that non O- donors schedule an appointment for the upcoming week. Additionally, we are asking that donors review the attached eligibility guidelines order to review the qualifications before coming into a center.
Irwin Center San Francisco
SF Downtown Center San Francisco
Peninsula Center Millbrae
Marin Center San Rafael
North Bay Center Fairfield
Call: 888.393.GIVE (4483)
Addresses for blood center sites: http://bloodcenters.ehclients.com/blood-donation/donation-locations/
September 10, 2010 at 3:00pm
From: Fiona Ma
CA Assembly Speaker pro Tempore
San Bruno Disaster Relief
FOR EVACUATED RESIDENTS:
Shelter, food, crisis counseling
Red Cross Shelter at San Bruno
Veterans Memorial Recreation Center
251 City Park Way (at Crystal Springs Road)
San Bruno, CA 94066
Receiving Center at Church of the Highlands
1900 Monterey Dr., San Bruno
FIND A LOVED ONE, LET PEOPLE KNOW YOU’RE OK
San Bruno Emergency Hotline
The city of San Bruno is asking residents who were evacuated to let Red Cross officials know they’re safe by calling this number.
This is a Red Cross website.
Please call your homeowner’s insurance agency or the California Department of Insurance 1-800-927-4357
All San Bruno Park School District schools will be closed Friday. Capuchino High School in San Bruno, which announced earlier that it would open, will also be closed. For further questions please call (650) 624-3100
Tanforan PETCO, (650) 589-3757
1150 El Camino Real, San Bruno
Owners can drop off small animals from 9am to 9pm
12 Airport Boulevard
San Mateo, CA 94401
HOW TO HELP:
Best way to help is by giving money online at the Red Cross’ website at http://www.redcross.org/
Type O will be needed. People urged to wait until next week to donate
Last evening’s high-pressure natural gas explosion in San Bruno has destroyed numerous homes, displaced dozens of residents, and tragically taken the lives of at least four individuals. My heart goes out to all who are affected.
While the cause of the explosion of the PG&E-owned natural gas line is currently under investigation by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), right now the top priority is ensuring the safety and well-being of those who survived the initial blast and ensuing fire.
On that note, I would like to express my sincere thanks to the emergency crews, firefighters, and other first responders who have been helping residents affected by this emergency since immediately after the initial explosion.
For those who need assistance and live in the affected area, or have friends or relatives who do, it is recommended to contact the Red Cross Disaster Help Line at 650-259-1750. You may also call my District Office at 415-557-2312 for assistance. Another option is to call 2-1-1 for information and referrals of services.
If you do not live in the affected area but would like to help those who do, one of our highest priorities right now is ensuring a constant supply of blood to treat those injured by the fire. If you are interested in giving blood, please call 888-393-GIVE or visit www.bloodcenters.org. For other ways to help, please visit the Red Cross’ local Bay Area website at www.redcrossbayarea.org.
Thank you for helping our neighbors in their time of need.
CA Assembly Speaker pro Tempore