Good afternoon – here are a couple of updates to the assistance and services available for victims of the July 7 Hallmark House apartment fire – a special assistance information phone line, and a fire victims informational meeting.
Thank you to everyone who has helped out so far! The community really came through with lots and lots of donated clothing for the displaced residents. The greatest need right now is for monetary donations, please see below for how you can help.
There is one special need – a baby crib for a three-month old girl, whose family lost everything in the fire. If you can donate one, please call 650-366-2742 to make arrangements.
Please share this information with others – it’s also on the City’s website.
Help for Residents of 531 Woodside Road Displaced by Fire
Human Services Manager
Latest Updates as of July 17:
Woodside Road Fire Victims Information Line
Residents displaced by the July 7 fire at 531 Woodside Road are encouraged to call the Woodside Road Fire Victims Information Line at (650) 363-4433, for updated information on services available.
Woodside Road Fire Victims Town Hall Meeting
Displaced residents are also encouraged to attend the Woodside Road Fire Victims Town Hall Meeting on Tuesday, July 23rd, 7pm, Fair Oaks Community Center Multi-Purpose Room, 2600 Middlefield Road. This Town Hall Meeting is an opportunity to provide updated information to victims about service available, and to answer questions.
American Red Cross Fire Victims Service Center
The Fire Victims Service Center is located at the Fair Oaks Community Center, 2600 Middlefield Road, Redwood City, and is open 8 am – 11 am and 1 pm to 4 pm.
At the Center, the Red Cross and local partners will continue assisting affected residents with their long-term recovery plans while continuing to assess and help to address their critical needs.
How the Community Can Help
Donate Money or Gift Cards:
Make checks payable to “Redwood City Woodside Road Fire Victims Support Fund” and note the account number 2785121639.
Checks or cash may be delivered to any local Wells Fargo branch; checks, cash, or gift cards may be delivered to the Salvation Army 660 Veterans Boulevard, or to 628 Woodside Road.
All Red Cross disaster assistance is free, made possible by the donations of time and money by local residents and companies. If you are interested in helping the Red Cross address people’s needs during local emergencies, please call 1-888-4-HELP-BAY (1-888-443-5722) or visit redcrossbayarea.org or contact your local Red Cross chapter.
Please note: clothing and household items are no longer being accepted for the time being – thank you to all who have donated already!
Contact for property management of 531 Woodside Road:
VPM Management Inc.