Oct 22, 2017
The Red Cross Service Center offers affected families the opportunity to meet one-on-one with trained Red Cross caseworkers who will assess their disaster-caused needs, offer recovery information and referrals to other agencies, and provide some financial assistance to those who qualify. Please bring proof of pre-disaster address like a utility bill, electric bill, etc.
Red Cross volunteers will be handing out cleaning and comfort items in the hardest-hit communities devastated by the Pocket, Tubbs, and Nuns Fires. These items are free, and include water, snacks, and clean-up items such as gloves, trash bags and dust masks. Red Cross volunteers will also be handing out meals over the next few days in the neighborhoods in Sonoma County hardest-hit by the Pocket, Tubbs, and Nuns Fires daily from approximately noon – 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 – 7 p.m.
Red Cross is helping thousands of families affected by the deadliest week of wildfires in California history. The Red Cross is on the ground, part of a large team of agencies and organizations responding to provide help to communities turned upside-down.
Entire communities and families have been left reeling from deadly wildfires. Help people affected by the California wildfires by visiting redcross.org, calling 1- 800-RED CROSS or texting the word CAWILDFIRES to 90999 to make a $10 donation. Donations enable the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from this disaster. The Red Cross honors donor intent. Donors can designate their donation to relief efforts for the California wildfires by choosing that option when donating.
The Red Cross has enough volunteers for this response at this time. Meantime, if you want to be trained as a Red Cross disaster volunteer to respond to future disasters, sign up at www.redcross.org/volunteer.
For updates on the Red Cross response, like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/RedCrossCalNW or follow us on Twitter - @RedCrossCalNW.
With office locations in Del Norte, Humboldt, Lake, Mendocino, Napa, and Sonoma counties, the American Red Cross is a non-profit, humanitarian organization that depends on the generous contributions of time and money from residents and companies to provide services and programs that help our community to prepare for, respond to, and recover from emergencies. For more information on disaster preparedness, health and safety classes, volunteer opportunities, and financial contributions, visit our website at www.redcross.org/calnw or call us at 1-707-577-7600.
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