America Red Cross hands out sifting kits for people who lost homes in Fawn Fire

Most people whose homes survived are now back home. But the Red Cross giving help to people who lost their homes.

Posted: Oct 1, 2021 5:57 PM
Updated: Oct 11, 2021 8:47 AM

REDDING, Calif. - Most people whose homes survived are now back home. But the Red Cross giving help to people who lost their homes.

For the second day in a row, the Red Cross posted were along Oregon Trail and Bear Mountain Road, handing out sifting kits for people who lost their homes

The kits came with not just the sifting board, but also a shovel, rake, gloves, and a case of water.

“We have some equipment that will help in the recovery effort to go through the remains of the fire and sort through and hopefully find some of their possessions,” said David Kenison a volunteer with the Red Cross.

Around where the Fawn fire burned, homes were reduced to rubble. But pink retardant still stains the ground.

The kits are there for those who need it, to help them go through the ashes. People can also keep the kits permanently.

“These are people who have lost everything, whose home was completely destroyed,” said Kenison.

“We've done other things. We had a shelter during the evacuation period and we were able to help people who didn't have a place to stay.”

The Red Cross handed out 31 kits on Thursday.

The sifting kits are free and the tools were donated by people from all around the country.

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