Your local Red Cross is currently responding to the Way Fire in Wofford Heights, Kernville: They need your help today!
Aug 22, 2014

Bakersfield, Calif., August 19, 2014 — The American Red Cross Kern Chapter is continuing to care for Way Fire evacuees at the shelter at Kern Valley High School. The fire that erupted Monday afternoon has caused hundreds of Wofford Heights residents to evacuate the area.  Affected residents are encouraged to go to the shelter or contact the local Red Cross office at (661) 324-6427.

The local Red Cross responded immediately, working with government and community partners to provide shelter, food, comfort, and more to the affected residents.

Media may be allowed inside the shelter with the approval of a shelter supervisor. Contact the Red Cross office in Bakersfield with any questions at (661) 324-6427.

The Red Cross is able to assist affected residents in times of disaster thanks to the generosity of the community. Visit to contribute to local disaster relief efforts.

Residents living in wildfire prone areas are encouraged to download the Red Cross Wildfire App for the latest information, evacuation tips, shelter locations, and more. Search “Red Cross Wildfire” in the app store.

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