(CBS DETROIT) – The American Red Cross Michigan says it is sending volunteers to Hawaii in response to wildfires that have killed dozens.
The organization says seven volunteers are headed to the state to assist with disaster relief operations.
“Our thoughts are with everyone impacted by some of the deadliest wildfires in recent history,” said Mary Lynn Foster, regional CEO of the Michigan Red Cross, in a press release. “With officials and partners, Red Cross teams are providing evacuees with a safe place to stay, eat and emotional support during this challenging time.”
That’s what officials say Fridaywere confirmed dead, with one fire nearly destroying the historic city of Lahaina.
“Our volunteers are recommitted to meeting the needs of the people affected by these devastating wildfires,” said Foster. “We are grateful to our volunteers in Michigan who will support relief efforts in Hawaii.”
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