From October 25 until (about) November 12, Cory Paul will be deployed as a disaster responder in Northern California.
The American Red Cross has been working tirelessly in the California Gold Country Region alongside government and community partners to provide shelter, food and recovery to residents impacted by an unprecedented wildfire season in Northern California. These efforts include the August Complex Fire, the North Complex Fire, the Slater/Devil Fires, the Zogg Fire and the Glass Fire. The Red Cross has been on the ground responding to affected areas within this region since August.
Currently, more than 500 people are provided safe refuge in 257 hotel rooms, serving 163,000 meals and snacks and distributed nearly 12,000 relief items with the help of partners.
$150 dollars provides travel, meals and shelter for 1 day for a Red Cross disaster relief worker. When the Red Cross deploys a trained disaster worker to a disaster-affected community, the organization covers the costs of travel, meals and shelter, so that the worker can focus their energies on caring for the people who need our help. I've jumpstarted this campaign with sponsoring myself for the first two days -- help me cover the rest... Please donate and share.
COVID-19 has not changed the Red Cross mission, and we are still providing the same types of support as we have previously.