American Red Cross
About the cause
Weeks after the devastating wildfires began in northern California, the Red Cross is there as communities begin to recover, making sure people get the help they need while continuing to provide shelter, food and a shoulder to lean on as they cope with the aftermath of these deadly fires.
Dozens of emergency response vehicles are distributing hot meals and relief supplies to people in need. Red Cross disaster workers are also providing health services such as replacing lost medications and eyeglasses, emotional support and spiritual care. Local volunteers are handing out wildfire relief kits, including rakes, shovels, masks, gloves, garbage bags, sifters, eye-drops and sanitary wipes.
Recovering from a disaster can be a confusing, emotionally draining and complicated process. Red Cross caseworkers are trained to help people create recovery plans and connect people with the services and resources they need.