El Centro, California - In conjunction with the El Centro Chamber of Commerce, the American Red Cross of San Diego/Imperial Counties will cut the ribbon on their new service center office location and launch a new fundraising campaign.

A ribbon cutting and reception to announce the launch of a fundraising campaign to purchase a new Imperial Valley-based Red Cross Emergency Response Vehicle. Every eight minutes, the Red Cross meets a family that has lost everything to a home fire or other disaster. Without the iconic emergency response vehicles, the Red Cross could not reach people in crisis or deliver lifesaving supplies. In Imperial Valley, and across the country, our emergency response vehicles get Red Cross volunteers where they are needed and deliver food, cleanup supplies and more.
Thursday, September 27 at 10:00 a.m.  Reception followed by ribbon cutting at 10:25 a.m.

American Red Cross of San Diego/Imperial Counties CEO Sean Mahoney

  • Senator Ben Hueso
  • El Centro Mayor Cheryl Viegas-Walker
  • El Centro Chamber of Commerce President Terri Rogers & COO Anthony Moreno

Community leaders including:

  • retired CHP Sergeant (Retired) Dee Ann Goudie
  • Imperial County CEO Tony Rohoutas
  • Red Cross staff and volunteers

American Red Cross Imperial Valley Service Center (located inside Furniture Palace) 742 Main Street El Centro, CA 92243

  • Ribbon cutting ceremony and featured guest speakers
  • San Diego-based Emergency Response Vehicle on display in parking lot 

Donations to support the Imperial Valley Emergency Response Vehicle can be made by calling the local American Red Cross office at 760-352-4541, mailing or dropping off a donation to the Imperial Valley office at 742 Main Street, El Centro, CA 92243 or online at crowdrise.com/ImperialValleyERV

 For more information about the American Red Cross of San Diego/Imperial Counties, please visit redcross.org/sandiego.