Red Cross is helping those displaced by the Clayton Fire and other fires burning in California. Paul is in the studio with Red Cross Gold Country's Communication Manager Janelle Weiner to talk about how they are helping.
Clayton Fire has been devastating to the area of Lower Lake, with 190 homes destroyed by the fire. Red Cross provides immediate resources for those evacuated, including, first and foremost a safe place to stay. Then they take care of other very important needs: food and water, showers, emotional support, information, as well as mental health and medical services like replacing prescription medicine.
As of the middle of this week, the Red Cross has helped in Lower Lake by providing 425 overnights stays and 210 comfort kits which included toiletries, washcloths, combs, razors and other personal items.