At a Glance: American Red Cross Wildfire Response

Northern California Wildfires Response and Recovery Fund
November 06, 2017

American National Red Cross

In the last ten weeks, the American Red Cross launched wide-ranging relief efforts to help people devastated by three historic back-to-back hurricanes—Harvey, Irma, and Maria. And most recently, the Red Cross began supporting thousands of people affected by the deadliest week of wildfires in California history.

•Since the fires began, the Red Cross, community and government partners have provided more than 27,900 overnight stays in emergency shelters.

•With the help of partners, the Red Cross has served more than 179,000 meals and snacks, and provided more than 13,800 mental health and health services to support and care for those affected.

•The Red Cross has distributed more than 138,400 emergency relief items such as masks, gloves, rakes, trash bags and comfort kits containing deodorant, toothbrushes, toothpaste and other hygiene items to people in need.

•To help people recover and get back on their feet, the Red Cross has opened more than 1,600 cases, reaching more than 4,400 Californians.

•Nearly 300 Red Cross disaster workers are on the ground now.

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