PARADISE, CA -- A Bend woman is among more than a dozen Red Cross volunteers from Oregon now in California assisting families displaces by devastating fires. The Red Cross is caring for more than 2,000 people in evacuation centers, while providing emergency supplies for another 15,000 households.
Bend and Sisters-Camp Sherman Fire already have crews in California, helping to battle the Camp Fire, and Oregon’s Department of Forestry sent equipment and personnel, Monday.
The death toll for the Camp Fire hit 42, Monday, after 13 more bodies were discovered. It's now the deadliest fire in California history. Two more people have been killed in the large fire burning near Malibu, in southern California.
You can donate to the Red Cross' efforts online at RedCross.org or by calling 1-800-RED CROSS. Or, text the word CAWILDFIRES to 90999 to make a $10 donation.
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