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Red Cross has received sufficient amount of water donations for impacted communities

Posted at 1:59 PM, Jul 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-09 19:32:40-04


Due to a tremendous amount of water donations in the communities impacted by the recent earthquakes, 23ABC will not hold a water drive.

According to Megin Huges with the American Red Cross, the organization has received an overwhelming amount of water donations from communities in and around Ridgecrest and Trona.

Red Cross officials say, at this time, they're encouraging monetary donations.

Therefore, we will not hold a water drive but will keep the community updated if any other types of donations are needed.

The earthquakes that rocked the region during the Fourth of July weekend left many communities struggling to overcome the damage left behind. Basic necessities that most of us take for granted are hard to find.

Fortunately, many in the community have come together to lend a hand to those in need. And now 23ABC is asking you to help us help others!

On Wednesday, July 10th 23ABC is holding a bottled water drive from 4:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Simply drive-by our studio located at 321 21st Street in Bakersfield and you can drop off much needed water for Ridgecrest, Trona and the many other communities and residents affected by the earthquake.

23ABC News staff will be there to take your donations throughout the day.

So, take a minute and make a difference for those struggling in our community!