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Red Cross Helping in Columbia Complex Fire Relief

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DAYTON, Wash.- Many people were back in their homes Friday after evacuation orders were lifted in Columbia County, but some of them don't have food.

The American Red Cross has a shelter set up at Dayton Elementary School and is now accepting donations to help in the relief effort.

They are handing out relief kits and delivering meals to families affected by the fire, and they are also helping feed firefighters.

They expect to break the 1,000 meal mark Friday, and they'll continue helping out as long as there's a need.

"We hand out things such as comfort kits, which are small hygiene kits. We do clean up kits if there is a need for them," said Tom McCann with the American Red Cross.

"These are kits that contain mops and brooms and other cleanup materials."

The Red Cross's Blue Mountain chapter has set up a fund for people to donate to if they want to help out.

McCann said nearly $10,000 has already been donated to the relief effort.

If you want to donate to the relief cause, go to the link on our web-site.