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Red Cross Providing Hope and Comfort in Logan County

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This help is at least a start for me

Celebrating a friend’s birthday was James Dill’s priority on Sunday, May 4. He knew there was a massive wildfire going on near his home in Logan County, but said he was focused on that birthday.

“My son called me and he told me he thought the house might be gone,” he said. “When I got out there, everything was gone.”
Dill’s home is like many others in Logan County, just a pile of ashes and debris, destroyed by fire. Dill said he lost all of his clothes, important items like rings belonging to his deceased wife, pictures of his current wife and heirlooms passed down from his father.

Before he starts down the path to recovery, one if his first stops was meeting with an American Red Cross caseworker in the nearby city of Guthrie.
“This help is at least a start for me,” he said. “I never thought I would need Red Cross assistance.”

Dill was able to find shelter with a friend, but needed financial assistance to purchase food, clothes and food. The Red Cross will also supply him with a sifting box built by the Boy Scouts to assist him with locating those sentimental items lost to the fire.

“Thank you, Red Cross,” he said.

The Red Cross continues to provide comfort and shelter to those displaced by the massive Logan County fire as well as meals and drinks to fire fighters. Volunteers are also providing residents with cleaning supplies, rakes, shovels, masks and gloves to help with recovery.

In addition to Logan County, the Red Cross is active in assisting fire fighters in Woodward County and it has opened an evacuation center there for residents asked to leave them homes due to a threatening wildfire.

All of this is possible thanks to the work of volunteers and generous donors. To help with relief efforts, make a monetary donation at, call 1-800-RED-CROSS or text REDCROSS to 90999 for a $10 donation.