Red Cross To Open Relief Supply Center In Burien Friday
Friday (May 1st), at 11am, the American Red Cross will dedicate a new Disaster Relief Supply Center in Burien with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 510 SW 158th.
The event will include representatives of the Red Cross, Southwest Suburban Sewer District and the City of Burien, and the center will will store emergency supplies which will pre-positioned for use in future disasters and can be transported to emergency shelters. The cots, blankets, hygiene kits, etc., will provide short term emergency shelter for 750 people.
The Disaster Relief Supply Center will be located at 510 SW 158th Street (map below), and was created with a generous grant from The Tiffany Circle, a Red Cross Society of Women Leaders.
â€œThe Tiffany Circle members are particularly excited to see the completion of this Disaster Relief Supply Center in Burien,â€ stated Judy Holder, Tiffany Circle Chair for the American Red Cross Serving King & Kitsap Counties. â€œWe believe in the importance of community disaster preparedness, particularly in areas with vulnerable populations. We are proud to be providing this support.â€
â€œSouthwest Suburban Sewer District recognizes the importance of emergency preparedness as individuals and as regional partners. We are excited to provide our support in helping bring this asset to our community and the region,â€ said Ron Hall, General Manager for the Southwest Suburban Sewer District.
The American Red Cross is the countryâ€™s leading disaster relief organization, providing immediate emergency relief to those in need and helping people prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies. All Red Cross disaster relief is free, funded through the generosity of the American people.
For more information about the Red Cross in King County, call (206) 323-2345 or visit www.seattleredcross.org.