Local Red Cross volunteer goes to Colorado to provide aid from wildfires

Fire started nearly four days ago

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - A Red Cross - Kern Chapter volunteer has been called to the ongoing Colorado Wildfires.

The Red Cross volunteer will be providing relief, support, and assistance to the local Colorado Red Cross and the effected communities of Colorado.

The Black Forest Fire in Colorado started almost four days ago and has burned 15,500 acres (or 24 to 25 square miles). The loss of 419 homes makes the Black Forest Fire the most destructive fire in Colorado history. At this time, the fire is said to be 30 percent contained. 

All American Red Cross disaster assistance is free, made possible by voluntary donations of time and money from the American people.

Help the victims of disasters by donating to the American Red Cross Kern Chapter, which enables the Red Cross to provide shelter, food, counseling, and other assistance to those in need.

To make a donation:

  • Call 661-324-6427
  • Send a contribution to the American Red Cross Kern Chapter at: P.O. Box 1226, 5035 Gilmore Avenue, Bakersfield CA 93302-1226
  • Online at www.RedCross.org/KernChapter
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