Red Cross Donations Help Tea Fire Victims

People Encouraged to Help Provide Shelter, Food, Counseling

The Santa Barbara Chapter of the American Red Cross announced this afternoon that donations can help its staffers provide shelter, food, counseling, and other assistance to people affected by the Tea Fire.

Donating is easy: Either go to or call 1 (800) HELP NOW.

All assistance the Red Cross offers is free of charge and made possible by donations.

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