More vol­un­teers sent to Cal­i­for­nia

The Maui News - - TODAY’S PEOPLE -

Two vol­un­teers from Maui are among 10 Hawaii res­i­dents de­ployed to Cal­i­for­nia to help pro­vide shel­ter, food and com­fort to vic­tims of wild­fires in Cal­i­for­nia, ac­cord­ing to an an­nounce­ment from the Amer­i­can Red Cross.

Red Cross vol­un­teers re­main dis­patched to af­fected ar­eas. Those in­clude two from Maui, four from the Big Is­land and four from Oahu, Red Cross of­fi­cials said.

The Hawaii con­tin­gent in­cludes four nurses and an emer­gency med­i­cal tech­ni­cian to pro­vide health ser­vices. An­other two vol­un­teers are help­ing with mental health ser­vices. One is help­ing with trans­porta­tion, and two oth­ers are as­signed to shel­ters.

As of Mon­day, more than 1,000 peo­ple re­mained dis­placed and were shel­tered at eight Red Cross and in­de­pen­dent com­mu­nity shel­ters in North­ern Cal­i­for­nia.

Over­all, more than 2,000 Red Cross dis­as­ter work­ers have been sent to help wild­fire vic­tims, and nearly 500 vol­un­teers re­main in the area. Work­ing with partners, the Red Cross has pro­vided more than 107,700 meals and snacks in a lit­tle more than three weeks.

To make a do­na­tion, go on­line to­ hawaii or call (800) RED CROSS or (808) 739-8109.

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