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Red Cross deploys Eugene staff member to California wildfires

The executive director of the Southwest Oregon Chapter of the American Red Cross is deploying to California Wednesday morning.

Posted: Oct 30, 2019 7:28 AM
Updated: Oct 30, 2019 10:45 AM

EUGENE, Ore. – The executive director of the Southwest Oregon Chapter of the American Red Cross is deploying to California Wednesday morning to help in the massive response effort as multiple wildfires are burning.

This is Carisa Hettich's third deployment. She has previously been deployed to Texas during Hurricane Harvey and last year to California during the Camp Fire.

Hettich will be helping the Red Cross in California provide shelter and food for thousands of evacuees.

The Red Cross Cascades Region has deployed 14 volunteers to California.

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