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Donate to Help Fallen Firefighters



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    A wildfire burns homes in Yarnell, Ariz. on Sunday, June 30, 2013. An Arizona fire chief says the wildfire that killed 19 members of his crew near the town was moving fast and fueled by hot, dry conditions. The fire started with a lightning strike on Friday and spread to 2,000 acres on Sunday amid triple-digit temperatures. (AP Photo/The Arizona Republic, David Kadlubowski)

    In the wake of the tragic deaths of 19 firefighters in a wildfire in Arizona -- and the evacuation of a number of people in the community -- several groups are collecting donations to help.

    One of those is in our area: The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, located in Maryland, has set up a special fund to collect donations. To give, click here.

    To learn more about the National Fallen Firefighters Association, visit their website.

    The Red Cross also is collecting donations to help.

    The Grand Canyon Chapter of the Red Cross has opened two shelters in Arizona, one in Prescott and one in Wickenburg, for those forced to evacuate because of the fire.

    Red Cross workers are providing food, water and mental health support to those at the shelters, as well as staffing the local Emergency Operation Center.

    To donate to help those shelters serve the community, click here.

    Donations to the Red Cross are tax-deductible.