Supervisor Lovingood: Trona Town Hall Meeting Update

TRONA, Calif. – Supervisor Lovingood: I joined the community of Trona for a Town Hall Meeting discussing the response and recovery efforts relating to the July 4 and 5 earthquakes. San Bernardino County agencies are on hand at the Local Assistance Center in Trona High School to assist residents with their needs. The Local Assistance Center is a one-stop location providing free resources to residents. Services include childcare, housing resources, clothing and food vouchers, counseling services, resources for the elderly and disabled adults, insurance assistance and more. The center will be operating between the hours of 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. until residents no longer need services. Searles Domestic Water Company has restored water service to Trona, however the community remains on a ‘boil water’ notice.


Public donations can be made to Trona Community Chest. Checks should mention account #53955 Trona Disaster Fund in the memo. Mail checks to Desert Valley Credit Union at PO Box 367, Ridgecrest, CA 93556.


Reminder to residents: To report damage or specific needs please contact the San Bernardino County Emergency Operations Center at 909-356-3998 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. • County Services Hotline – 877-410-889 • Southern California Edison (SCE) Disaster Support Hotline – 800-250-7339 • Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) Gas Restoration – 800 743-5000 San Bernardino County Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters (VOAD), in coordination with local faith-based organizations, are distributing goods and pet food to earthquake affected Trona residents at the following locations:

• Christian Fellowship of Trona, 83435 Trona Rd.

• First Baptist Church of Searles Valley, 84661 Trona Rd.

• New Hope of Searles Valley Foursquare Church, 82194 4th St.

Trona Residents with Access and Functional Needs (AFN) can call Victor Valley Transit Authority at (760) 947-5719 extension 141 to schedule pickups at Trona High School, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. United States Postal Service reports that home-to-home delivery of mail is being provided, however the Trona Post Office is closed until further notice. Residents with post office boxes will have to go to the Ridgecrest Post Office.

-Simone Graham, Editor High Desert Gazette


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