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Three Incident Response over Weekend

October 8th: The Kern Chapter volunteers were busy this weekend assisting with three separate incidents in Bakersfield.

The first response occurred Saturday afternoon on the 25000 Block of Graces Hwy in Bakersfield. The family of 4 (2 Adults, and 1 Child along with their 2 dogs) were all safe after the home fire. They were assisted with food, storage containers, water, and other necessities, as well as much needed resources and 1referral guidance.

The second response occurred Sunday evening on the 400 Block of Goodman Street in Bakersfield. The family of 8 (3 adults and 5 children along with their 2 dogs) were all safe after the home fire. They were assisted with food, clothing, shelter, comfort kits, toys, water, and other necessities, as well as much needed resources and referral guidance.

The third response occurred early this morning (Monday) on the 11000 Block of Presidential Road in Bakersfield. The family of 5 (4 adults and 1 child) were all safe after the home fire. They were assisted with food, shelter, water, and other necessities, as well as much needed resources and referral guidance.

These calls mark the 81st, 82nd, and 83rd families with a total of 357 individuals (211 Adults, 136 Children, and 10 infants) needing assistance because of home fires already this year.

Thank you to the amazing volunteers who donated their time to assist these families!

Help turn Heartbreak into Hope

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 making a financial gift 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, P.O. Box 1226/5035 Gilmore Ave, Bakersfield, CA 93302-1226
  • Online at www.redcross.org/KernChapter