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Local organization giving 'comfort bags' to children impacted by wildfires

Posted at 6:47 PM, Nov 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-06 22:50:01-05

BAKERSFIELD,Calif. — Amid several wildfires going on many people have lost their homes and possessions.

This can be difficult for anyone especially children and one local organization is making sure they receive comfort.

Rebecca Countryman founder and creator of Anderson Acres Bunny Love Project creates comfort bags and delivers them to children who have lost everything due to wildfires.

"I know in my heart if I had this happen to me and I lost everything I would want someone to give me a bag of my own that would give me comfort," said Countryman.

Countryman says she has been doing this for five years and has delivered nearly 500 bags.

"The reactions to the comfort bags are amazing they just can not believe someone went above and beyond from their heart to make this comfort bag from them," Countryman said.

The bags include crayons, books, stuffed animals and other goodies.

Countryman says she is planning to make her next comfort bag drop off in two weeks to serve those who have suffered due to the recent wildfires.

"I have been in contact with local fire departments through their community connections to find out the best places to take the bags to, anyplace from an evacuation center to a storefront," Countryman said.

Countryman tells 23ABC she hopes to have a truckload of bags and welcomes the community to drop off any items for the bags at Anderson acres pet care.

"I would like to see our comfort bags go from 500 to 5000 that’s a lot to ask, but I am asking individuals communities organization groups business groups to bring comfort bags," Countryman said.

For more information on how you can donate to the project be sure to go to this link.