Riverside Fire Department Heading To Texas For Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts

Hurricane Harvey’s impact is now reaching the Inland Empire.

Hurricane Harvey has dropped over 27 inches of rain in areas of Texas and tragically claimed 2 lives. 

Our very own, Riverside Fire Department, is heading to Texas to help with relief efforts.

The historic hurricane could last through September 1st with the possibility of dropping 50 inches of rain.

Riverside Fire Department’s Swift Water Rescue Team left yesterday for Houston. The 14 member crew will be taking their trucks, boats, and equipment to help with rescue efforts.

The crew previously aided in efforts for Hurricane Katrina back in 2005.

God bless our first responders.

If you’d like to support relief efforts for Hurricane Harvey, here are 2 ways you can donate:

AMERICAN RED CROSS:

Call 1-800-RED CROSS or text “HARVEY” to 90999 to make a $10 donation.

SALVATION ARMY:

Call 1-800-SAL-ARMY or  text “STORM” to 51555.

 

 

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