SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 News) - ABC 4 (KTVX) is joining forces with the Utah Chapter of the American Red Cross to raise funds to help families displaced by the devastating wildfires.
ABC 4 viewers can contribute by making phone donations via a live phone bank during the 4:00, 5:00 and 6:00 p.m. newscasts on Thursday.
Red Cross volunteers will be staffing phone lines at ABC 4 between 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.
You can donate by calling 801-975-GIVE (801-975-4483) or by visiting the utahredcross.org telethon donation page
Wildfires across the state have caused massive damage, and left some families homeless.
"It's really a lot like taking 500 people camping with two hours notice," said Teresa Zundel, spokeswoman for The American Red Cross Utah Region. "Only there's no end date to the camping trip."
Since June 29th, The Utah Red Cross has assisted nearly 1500 evacuees at five different shelters.
Online donation information can be found at www.utahredcross.org