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Relief Available for Quake Victims

January 30, 1994

DONATIONS

* Food, clothing, medical care and supplies are being handed out daily at the African American Unity Center at 5300 S. Vermont Ave. from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (213) 789-7300 or (213) 778-7770.

* Sonshine Youth Services in Commerce offers free food and clothing to earthquake victims. (213) 888-9693.

* Traveler's Aid Society of L.A. helps displaced quake victims relocate. (213) 955-9758.

* Contributions to earthquake victims can be sent to the Los Angeles Chapter, American Red Cross, 2700 Wilshire Blvd., L.A. 90057, earmarked "Disaster Relief Fund."

DISASTER APPLICATION CENTERS

* Temporary FEMA Offices: DWP Building, 4030 Crenshaw Blvd., and Kedren Mental Health Center, 4211 Avalon Blvd. (213) 564-0628.

TRANSPORTATION

* MTA bus lines are running normally through Central Los Angeles. A special bus traveling from Santa Monica to Downtown Los Angeles stops at Western Avenue and Olympic Boulevard before heading to Downtown.

AREA RED CROSS SHELTERS

* Los Angeles City College, 855 N. Vermont Ave.

* Manual Arts High School, 4131 S. Vermont Ave.

* Belmont High School, 1575 W. 2nd St.

* Berendo Jr. High School, 1157 S. Berendo St.

* *Jim Gilliam Recreation Center, 4000 S. La Brea Ave. (near Stevely Avenue)

* *Rancho Cienega Recreation Center, 5001 Rodeo Road

* *Salvation Army Office, 11th Street and Union Avenue

*Information: (818) 904-1404

COUNSELING

* Los Angeles Free Clinic: (213) 299-9660

* El Nido Family Center: (213) 587-2534 or (213) 757-2121

* Korean Health Education, Information and Referral Center: (213) 732-5648

BUILDING INSPECTIONS

* For inspections of damaged buildings, call Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety, (213) 237-0920 or (213) 237-0921. If you are unable to get through to Building and Safety, City Council offices will take the information and forward it to Building and Safety authorities.

MISSING PERSONS

* Family members trying to locate relatives in stricken areas can call the American Red Cross at (213) 739-4543.

TRANSLATION SERVICES

* Chinatown Service Center, 600 N. Broadway, Suite A: Helping Chinese-, Vietnamese- and Spanish-speaking quake victims get food, water, housing and other services. The center translates FEMA information into Cantonese, Mandarin, other Chinese dialects, Vietnamese and Spanish. (800) 733-2882 or (213) 680-9955.

* Little Tokyo Service Center, 244 S. San Pedro St.: Assisting limited English speakers with Japanese translation services. (213) 680-3729.

* El Centro Human Services Corp.: (213) 725-1337

* Greater L.A. Council on Deafness: (213) 383-2220 or (213) 478-8000

EMERGENCY INFORMATION NUMBERS

* FEMA-Tele-Registration: (800) 462-9029

* L.A. County Services Hot Line: (800) 244-4766

* Emergencies on Park Land: (213) 665-5188

* Animal-Related Problems (Lost/Found Animals): (213) 485-5765

* Refuse Collection: (800) 773-CITY

* Road Closure/Signal Malfunction: (213) 485-4184

* Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA): (213) 626-4455

* Trees Down/Removal of Street Debris: (213) 485-5661

* Downed Power Lines: (800) 821-5279

* Water Trouble: (213) 367-6789 or (213) 481-3474

* Gas Co.: (800) 427-2200

* Blocked Storm Drains/ Catch Basins/Street Flooding: (213) 485-5391

* 24-hour Salvation Army Hot Line: (800) 725-9005 for referrals to shelter and food for quake victims, as well as credit-card donations.

* Los Angeles Housing Department: (800) 994-4444. Call for referrals to housing resources, for questions on landlord-tenant disputes, for apartment vacancies and emergency loan information.

SERVICIOS EN ESPANOL

Ayuda Psicologica/Consejeros

* Clinica Para Las Americas, 318 S. Alvarado St.: (213) 484-8434 * Clinica Monsenor Romero, 2675 Olympic Blvd.: (213) 389-0288

* Centro de Familia El Nido: (213) 587-2534, (213) 757-2121

TELEFONOS DE EMERGENCIA

* Reportar Duenos que curbren danos que deben ser inspeccionados: (213) 237-0920

* Agencia Federal de Mantenimiento de Emergencias (FEMA): Registracion por telefono, (800) 462-9029

* Oficina de FEMA en areade Westlake/Pico-Union, CARECEN, 668 S. Bonnie Brae St., (213) 483-6868. Registro por telefono: (800) 462-9029

* Servicios del Condado de Los Angeles: (800) 244-4766

* Informacion de Transporte Metropolitano (MTA): (213) 626-4455

* Compania de Gas: (800) 427-2200

* Recoleccion de Basura: (800) 773-2489

* Lineas de Electricidad Afectadas o Caidas: (800) 821-5278

* Problemas de agua: (213) 367-6789 (central); (213) 481-3474 (oeste)

* Problemas con casas y apartamentos: Los Angeles Housing Department: (800) 994-4444.

* Por ropa, comida, referencias, ayuda, problemas con duenos de edificios: El Rescate, 1340 S. Bonnie Brae St.; CARECEN, 668 S. Bonnie Brae St., (213) 483-6868; Salvation Army, (213) 380-9729.

SERVICIOS DE TRADUCCION

* El Centro Human Services Corp.

* Consejo de Sordera (213) 383-2220

KOREAN LANGUAGE SERVICES

* Korean-language services will be available through the Korean American Earthquake Damage Recovery Assistance Center, Valley Korean United Methodist Church, 10408 Balboa Blvd., Granada Hills, (818) 363-5334. For Korean-language assistance in the Central City area, call the Korean Youth and Community Center, (213) 365-7400.

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