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For Immediate Release
October 29, 2013

Contact
Sheri Costa-Batis
Public Communication & Engagement Manager
City of Redwood City
650.273.3099 
scostabatis@redwoodcity.org

Redwood City Establishes "Create a Smile" Donation Account for Residents Displaced by Recent 6-Alarm Fire Prospective donors can make donations to benefit residents displaced by October 17th fire at 926 Woodside Road.

Redwood City, Calif. - The City of Redwood City has established an account to support the victims of the most recent apartment fire at 926 Woodside Road that occurred on the morning of October 17, 2013. Residents can make a donation through the end of November to the Create a Smile Foundation - the Firefighters Association's non-profit organization that supports victims of tragedy in our community.  

"Redwood City and its many partners including the County of San Mateo and the American Red Cross are providing immediate financial assistance for basic needs, recovery resources and information, and very importantly, assistance in finding new housing as we help ensure that the residents' needs are being met," states Mayor Aguirre. "Donations from the broader community can also help people through this traumatic event, and so we ask you to help if you are able."

How to Make A "Create A Smile" Donation to Residents of 926 Woodside Road
Prospective donors have three ways to make a donation that will benefit the residents of the 926 Woodside Road Fire.

  • Donations can be deposited directly to the Create a Smile Foundation account at the San Mateo Credit Union. Please share that you'd like to make a donation to the "RWC FF ASSN Create a Smile Foundation."  
  • Prospective donors can send checks to the attention of the "Create a Smile Foundation" at Redwood City Fire Station 9, 755 Marshall Street, Redwood City, 94063, and make the check payable to "The Woodside Road Victims Relief Fund."
  • The City is also accepting cash donations for the displaced residents. Prospective donors who prefer to make a cash donation can visit the 3rd floor of Fire Station 9 in the administration office during regular business hours.

If the community has additional questions, please call the Redwood City Fire Department at 650.780.7400.

Visit the Redwood City Fire Department's website at www.redwoodcity.org/fire for fire prevention, disaster preparedness, and other important information. Visit Redwood City's award-winning website at www.redwoodcity.org for information about the City and its services, the community, recreation programs, education, and local business. Subscribe to Redwood City's email newsletter and other City documents by visiting www.redwoodcity.org/newsletters.

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