Red Cross deploying Tucson volunteer to assist California wildfires

Red Cross volunteers respond as natural disasters continue

The Southern Arizona Chapter of the American Red Cross will be sending a volunteer to Southern California to assist with the wildfire disaster relief efforts, according to the press release.

Red Cross officials said they can not take individual items such as clothes and food, but they do want people to volunteer their, time like Shands and Sommer are doing.

Flames from a wildfire loom up over a neighborhood in Santa Paula, Calf., Dec. 4, 2017.

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The Red Cross says they are going to help with sheltering evacuees and those who have lost their homes.

The fires outside of Los Angeles have burned more than 50 thousand acres. "The Red Cross would not be able to fulfill its mission of alleviating human suffering if not for these wonderful volunteers, especially during a year of such unprecedented disasters as this year".

In Shands's case, they needed an overnight shelter manager, so Red Cross posted the position nationally, beyond their local region, for help.

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