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As residents return to the San Diego and Los Angeles areas to see if their homes survived the deadly fires that have been raging this past week, Humanity First continues to assess disaster and relief needs on a daily basis.

San Diego, CA, October 30, 2007 --(PR.com)-- As residents return to the San Diego and Los Angeles areas to see if their homes survived the deadly fires that have been raging this past week, Humanity First continues to assess disaster and relief needs on a daily basis.

In the past two days, Humanity First has carried through a number of projects in Orange and San Diego Counties. The First Responder Team partnered with the Orange County Rescue Mission to successfully purchase and deliver supplies and medicines valued at $2000. Additionally, $750 in supplies were delivered to American Medical Response and American Firefighter frontline. Delivered items included non-perishable foods, clothing, medical supplies, and hygiene products.

Humanity First assessment teams are also moving into San Bernardino County and East San Diego County over this weekend. Following assessment operations, a relief convoy will be deployed in Escondido. Medical services are being provided in these counties as need arises.

With fourteen fires fully contained and nine still burning, damages will be ongoing in the area. Humanity First is working with other relief organizations in the area to provide continual aid as the region recovers from the deadly disaster. People wishing to donate towards relief efforts and receive updates on progress are encouraged to visit the following website: http://www.humanityfirst.org/asp/California-disaster2007.asp

Humanity First, USA, a 501(c) 3- registered charity, is the US chapter of Humanity First International, which was established in the early 1990's to restore disaster-stricken and under-developed and vulnerable communities around the globe. Humanity First USA is a leading non-profit relief organization whose board of directors, management team, and project staff running the day-to-day operations are all unpaid volunteers with diverse professional backgrounds including business, healthcare, and education sectors. All personal expenses are met by the volunteers to maximize the use of funds raised and donated for those in need. As of today Humanity First USA has expanded to 19 countries worldwide.

 

Humanity First, USA Inc.
Aishah Malik
877-99-HFUSA, extension 5
amalik@humanityfirst.org

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