HONOLULU, HI: 08/28/2019 - HONOLULU, HI: One volunteer with the American Red Cross of Hawaii has been deployed to Alaska to assist with helping victims of the wildfires that are affecting the region. The volunteer will be working as a nurse assisting victims as needed, most likely in a shelter.
Currently, there are several fires burning in south central Alaska. The two largest fires are the McKinley Fire and the Swan Lake Fire. The McKinley Fire, which has now spread to more than 4,300 acres in the state, has destroyed at least 80 structures so far.
From hurricanes to house fires, the Red Cross responds to disasters statewide every 4 days. Over 95% of Red Cross services are provided by volunteers. The Hawaii Red Cross is always looking for people with various backgrounds, talents, and skills to assist with all facets of disaster relief, and continually recruits, trains and mobilizes volunteers to help those in need.
The Red Cross is a non-profit humanitarian organization which provides assistance to meet the immediate emergency needs of those affected by disasters. All Red Cross assistance to disaster victims is free. The Red Cross is not a government agency; it depends on public contributions to help others. Your gift supports the lifesaving mission of the American Red Cross in your community, across the country and around the world. To send a contribution, mail your check to:
American Red Cross of Hawaii
4155 Diamond Head Road
Honolulu, HI 96816
Make a secure online donation at redcross.org/hawaii or call: (808) 739-8109.