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Valley Residents Help Wildfire Relief Effort

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Las Vegas CBS KXNT — Southern Nevadans are generous when disaster strikes, says Red Cross spokesman Lloyd Ziel. Time, money, and goods have been rolling in since the wildfire on Mount Charleston began to threaten homes in Trout and Kyle canyons over the holiday weekend.

Ziel says the Red Cross appreciates everyone’s good will, no matter how it’s offered. But for people who want to donate, the most efficient option is cash that can be spent when and where it’s needed, and unlike goods, it doesn’t require warehousing and logistics.

Volutneers are welcome both during a crisis and long-term, Ziel told KXNT. The Red Cross holds training classes for spontaneous volunteers, but there’s training year-round for people who want to do ongoing volunteer work.

The United Way has partnered with Red Cross to field the calls from people who want to help out.

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