Friday Transportation Tips: Summit Fire relief in Banning

Friday Transportation Tips

As Riverside area firefighters continue to fight a wind-driven blaze in the Banning area near the windy San Gorgonio Pass, the American Red Cross will continue its efforts to assist affected residents. Volunteers are currently running an evacuation center. If you live in the Pass Area and you or your local organization can lend a hand or donation toward disaster relief, any efforts will be appreciated.

The evacuation center is located at:
Banning Community Center - 789 N. San Gorgonio, Banning, CA 92220
(located near the intersection of Wilson Street)

If you help out, please remember to stay out of the way of the first responders and emergency crews and do not enter into an mandatory-evacuated area. The Red Cross will remain in close contact with local officials and is on standby to provide additional assistance as needed. Evacuees are encouraged by the Red Cross to come to the Banning Community Center for food, information or "even a shoulder to lean on." 

For more information, please contact:

Riverside County Chapter

6235 River Crest Drive, Suite A
Riverside, CA 92507
(888) 831-0031

Edit: As of Saturday, May 3rd, 2013, the Summit Fire has been fully surrounded.