Single Family Response on Canberra Street

October 18th: The Kern Chapter volunteers were busy today assisting a single family that was affected a house fire on 5800 Block of Canberra Street in Bakersfield.

The family (2 Adults and 3 Children) was assisted with water, toys, comfort kits, and other necessities, as well as much needed resources and 1referral guidance.

This call marks the 86th family with a total of 365 individuals (216 Adults, 139 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
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