Free Taxi Service from Shelter or Shirakawa LAC or Sacred Heart to Homes
If needed, flood victims can call Yellow Cab at 408-777-7777 for a ride from the Seven Trees shelter, Sacred Heart or the Shirakawa LAC to their homes, and if needed, back to shelter, Sacred Heart or LAC, or between Sacred Heart and LAC. Provide the driver with Account #1421 to cover the taxi fee. Sacred Heart Address: 1381 South First St., San José. Tel: 408-278-2169
Shelter at Seven Trees Community Center – Update
The Shelter at Seven Trees housed 178 residents on Friday night March 3 and 172 residents on Saturday night, March 4. This is an increase from numbers earlier in the week of 120 on Wednesday and 162 on Thursday.
The management of the shelter will transfer from the American Red Cross to Home First on Monday, March 6. The American Red Cross (ARC) has been managing the shelter since it opened two weeks ago. Typically, ARC focuses on short term emergency operations and transitions it to a local organization within a two week period. HomeFirst provides services, shelter, and housing opportunities for the homeless and those at risk of homelessness in Santa Clara County, including the Boccardo Reception Center, which is the county’s largest homeless services center.
Disposal of Flood-Related Debris
Recovery from flood damage may require demolition and/or construction. Residents may contact the following companies which are licensed by the City of San José to provide construction and demolition debris bins and boxes in sizes from 10 – 40 cubic yards. Residents are responsible for costs associated for these services.
Acceptable items include: recyclable and non-recyclable building materials, packaging, rubble, rock, concrete, asphalt, and dirt. Removal contractors approved by the City for these services are listed at http://sanjoseca.gov/index.aspx?nid=5456
Additional Information for Flood Victims
The Emergency/Recovery Operations Center continues to develop or relay from partners a range of information to assist flood victims. This information is available at www.sanjoseca.gov/stormupdate, and distributed as handouts in the field, at the shelter, and at the LAC. Fliers include:
For regular updates please visit www.sanjoseca.gov/stormupdate.