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Cedar Fire Response

Red Cross volunteer helping lady in a shelter
The Red Cross shelters provide immediate needs of those evacuated

The American Red Cross is continuing to support residents affected by the Cedar Fire burning in Kern and Tulare Counties. Three shelters have been opened to assist anyone affected by the fire:

1. First Baptist Church of Lake Isabella, 3701 Suhre St., Lake Isabella, CA 93240

2. South Fork Elementary School, 6401 Fay Ranch Rd, Weldon, CA 93283

3. Granite Hills High School, 1701 E Putnam Ave, Porterville, CA 93257

The Red Cross shelters provide immediate needs of those evacuated, including a safe place to stay, food (meals, snacks), water, showers, health services, emotional support, information, and other support resources. Impacted residents are welcome to stop by during the day for food, water, blankets, health and mental services and other support services, even if they choose to spend the night elsewhere.  

HOW TO HELP

A donation to Red Cross Disaster Relief can help provide shelter for someone who has had to leave their home and food and water for them to eat. Help people affected by disasters like wildfires in California and countless other crises by making a gift to Red Cross Disaster Relief. Your gift enables the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from disasters big and small. To donate, people can visit www.redcross.org, call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or text REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation. Your gift enables the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from disasters big and small.

We appreciate the outpouring of support from the community wanting to donate in-kind goods such as food or clothing. The current focus of the Red Cross is on the immediate needs of the residents which include, shelter, food, health, and comfort. At this time our shelters have everything they need to support evacuated families.

BECOME A VOLUNTEER

The Red Cross workforce is more than 90% volunteer led. You can join the Red Cross family to provide relief and comfort to your community or beyond. Applying is easy! Sign up today.

BE PREPARED - WILDFIRE TIPS

Wildfires spread quickly, igniting brush, trees, and homes. The Red Cross urges residents to follow all evacuation orders from local enforcement and be prepared. All families should have an emergency game plan for disasters large and small. 

People in the path of the fires should download the Red Cross Emergency App for real time access to shelter locations, weather alerts, preparedness information and safety tips. Click here for additional safety information, including what do to before, during and after a wildfire. 

RESPONSE UPDATES ONLINE

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