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Thursday, October 25, 2007

La Posta Indians open evacuation center

Posted @ 2:59 PM

What: In response to the devastating Southern California fires, the La Posta Band of Mission Indians is opening La Posta Community Center, located on the La Posta Indian Reservation and adjacent to the La Posta Casino, to wildfire evacuees from the surrounding areas of Jamul, Campo, Potrero, Dulzura and other East county communities.

The center will be used as an evacuation center for those affected by the San Diego County wildfires and their farm animals. The facility, now functioning with full power, is equipped to comfortably accommodate up to 100 evacuees with a full service kitchen, washrooms and a computer center. The reservation has the capacity to house horses, RVs and motor homes.

When:
Effective immediately.

Where: La Posta Casino at the La Posta Band of Mission Indians Reservation located in Boulevard, CA along Interstate 8, 45 minutes from downtown San Diego and 20-minutes from the Potrero area.

Why: The La Posta Band of Mission Indians is a strong supporter of the communities it serves and is proud to be able to assist in the relief efforts during this difficult time. The Southern California wildfires have led to the largest evacuation in California history. The flames have burned at least 431,000 acres across five counties, displacing an estimated 10,000 people or more.

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