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Barack Obama backers focus on fire victims

November 17, 2008 |  1:22 pm

The people who helped Barack Obama get elected president are seeking help for fire victims. The organizers at mybarackobama.com have asked readers to focus their attention on fire relief, including asking them to work with the American Red Cross and Salvation Army. Details:

Over the past few days, wildfires in Southern California have destroyed nearly 900 homes and burned over 37,000 acres of land, forcing many more families to evacuate their communities. Our thoughts and prayers go out to those who have been affected by the fires. The Red Cross and Salvation Army are coordinating relief for the victims, and volunteers on the ground are being organized to help with long-term recovery efforts in the days and months to come. If you live in or near Southern California you can volunteer now, and no matter where you live you can help by donating to the relief efforts.

More ways here to help victims.

-- Shelby Grad