How to Help Those Affected by Fire in Ocean Grove

Thank you to all who have reached out regarding how to help those affected by the recent fire in Ocean Grove. Many have asked how they can donate goods to support the families impacted. The American Red Cross does not accept or solicit small quantities of individual donations of items for emergency relief purposes. Items such as collections of food, used clothing, and shoes often must be cleaned, sorted, and repackaged which impedes the valuable resources of money, time, and personnel that are needed for other aspects of our relief operation.

At this time, we are not aware of any organization collecting items for families impacted by the Ocean Grove fire.

We appreciate the good intentions of people who want to donate items, but financial donations are the quickest and best way to get help to the people who need it most. Financial donations allow us to be flexible in the help we deliver and ensure that we can provide what disaster victims need most. If you are interested in making a financial donation to the Red Cross disaster relief please visit redcross.org, call 1-800-RED CROSS or text REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation. Donations enable the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from disasters big and small.

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