Kaiser Permanente Arena To Become Recovery Resource Center For Victims Affected By The CZU Lightning Complex Fire

Official Release | August 31, 2020

Arena Will Open As RRC Tomorrow, Saturday, August 29

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. – Kaiser Permanente Arena (140 Front Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060), home of the Santa Cruz Warriors, will become the Santa Cruz County Recovery Resource Center (RRC) for victims affected by the CZU Lightning Complex Fire. Kaiser Permanente Arena RRC will be open seven days a week from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. beginning tomorrow, Saturday, August 29.

Representatives from numerous agencies will be on hand to answer questions about disaster assistance programs and other support to help families. FEMA, CalOES, and numerous federal, state and local agencies and nonprofits will be located at the RRC.

It is not necessary to visit a center to register for and receive federal disaster assistance. Help is available online at DisasterAssistance.gov or by calling the FEMA helpline at 800-621-3362. Numerous services will also be made available online through a community recovery page, available through www.santacruzcounty.us.

“Kaiser Permanente Arena is here for our community members,” said Santa Cruz Warriors President Chris Murphy. “Our thoughts are with all the emergency response teams fighting to keep our community safe and our arena is here for those that need immediate support. Please stay safe, Santa Cruz.”

The Santa Cruz Warriors have also established the Sea Dubs Together Fire Relief Fund, in partnership withCommunity Foundation Santa Cruz County, to support those affected. To donate to the fund and help aid long term community recovery efforts, click here.

Free two-hour parking will be made available by the city of Santa Cruz on parts of Laurel Street Extension, Front Street and Spruce Street adjacent to the arena. Social distancing is required on the property.

For more information on the Santa Cruz Warriors, please visit santacruzbasketball.com or call (831) 713-4400.