The American Red Cross will hold a grand opening from 2 to 4 p.m. today for its new service center.
The center will provide health and safety training, disaster preparedness and relief, as well as other services in the Camarillo area.
Organizers opened the facility after residents complained about having to drive so far to the nearest Red Cross center, said Ann Sobel, executive director of the organization's Ventura County chapter.
Other Red Cross centers are in Simi Valley, Ventura and at the Naval Construction Battalion Center in Port Hueneme.
"Since we did not have anything in the central part of the county, it was the first place for us to do that," she said.