Red Cross seeks volunteers, donations for residents affected by wildfires in California

The Red Cross says it only takes $ 5 to provide a blanket to those who lost their homes to the Dixie fire and are now living in a shelter.

TOLEDO, Ohio – As the Dixie Fire in California continues to grow, it is now less than 70,000 acres from becoming the largest wildfire in California history.

The Dixie Fire is currently the largest wildfire in state history. The August complex, which consisted of multiple fires caused by lightning, is currently the largest fire, burning more than 1 million acres last year.

The good news is that the Dixie Fire is now 90% contained, according to Cal Fire. And if you want to help residents affected by the fire, here’s more good news – you can! And you don’t even have to leave the house.

The American Red Cross is seeking volunteers and donations to provide emergency shelter, food, water, relief supplies, emotional support, and health services to those affected.

Donations can help families replace clothing or food, offset transportation costs, or support any other immediate needs. The Red Cross is now beginning to bring emergency financial assistance into the hands of residents in need, and just a small donation from you can go a long way.

The Red Cross says it only takes $ 5 to provide a blanket to those who lost their homes to the fire and are now living in a shelter.

“It really doesn’t take much,” said Christy Peters, regional communications manager for the Northwest Ohio Red Cross. “Big donations are great, but small donations are very helpful for comfort. People don’t think about the fact that when you’re fleeing a disaster, you don’t have time to think about grabbing all those things, so it’s nice to have something to feel normal and comfortable after a disaster. “

If you want to donate, you can do so on the American Red Cross website.

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Posted by American Red Cross on Monday, September 20, 2021

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