Two families assisted Today

October 9th: The Kern Chapter volunteers were busy today assisting two families that were affected by an apartment fire on 3700 Block of Q Street in Bakersfield.

Both families (total 3 adults) were assisted with food, clothing, shoes, water, and other necessities, as well as much needed resources and 1referral guidance.

These calls mark the 84th and 85th families with a total of 360 individuals (214 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
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