News Release

SUPERVISOR DIANNE JACOB

DATE: March 8, 2002

CONTACT STEVE SCHMIDT AT 619-531-4766 or 619-206-9108

 

JACOB TO DISCUSS SAN DIEGO CHAPTER OF AMERICAN RED CROSS ON 60 MINUTES

SAN DIEGO - San Diego County Supervisor Dianne Jacob and victims of the 2001 Viejas Fire will appear on CBS's 60 Minutes this Sunday to discuss the San Diego/Imperial Counties Chapter of the American Red Cross.

CBS News correspondent Mike Wallace has been investigating the finances and the leadership of the chapter for nearly five months.

Supervisor Jacob and fire victims have been critical of the chapter after an internal audit revealed the chapter mishandled more than $400,000 in donations and failed to follow its own disaster plan during the fire.

The report will air Sunday, March 10, at 7 p.m. on KFMB TV Channel 8.