CRESCENTA VALLEY, CA–The Crescenta Valley Armenian Community and Youth Center is preparing its facilities to serve as an emergency shelter for evacuees and displaced local residents fleeing their homes from heavy rains and mud slides.
The effort is being coordinated in collaboration with local agencies, the CV Town council and the Red Cross.
At 8:00 pm Tuesday evening, board member Mike Keleshian went on live on Horizon Armenian TV and informed the community to offer assistance and needed aid to evacuees and Armenian Center.
Volunteers, members and activists from the Armenian Youth Federation Tuesday evening prepared the center and assisted Red Cross in setting up cots and necessary equipment.
The CV Armenian Center and CV Outreach Task Force have donated 20 lunches to volunteers and senior evacuees at the Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Montrose. Hot beverages and snacks are also available for anyone who seeks shelter at the Armenian Center.
The Center said it will contact volunteers in the coming days for sandbagging and other essential aid as deemed necessary by local agencies, the sheriff, police, first responders and officials.