AMGEN Tour of California Donates $100,000 to Wildfire Relief
US President Donald Trump has visited California to survey the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in the state's history
Los Angeles, CA. (November 26, 2018) As a result of the devastation caused by the recent California Wildfires, the Amgen Tour of California, in partnership with the LA Kings and AEG Sports are proud to donate $100,000 to the American Red Cross.
“The recent fires have caused our community and our state incredible and unimaginable damage. AEG continues to thank those who have worked tirelessly to help combat the fires. Our hearts go out to those who have suffered hardships. We are making this donation to the America Red Cross in honor of the first responders and all who have been impacted. We are also encouraging our fans and our supporters to help by making donations as well,” said Dan Beckerman, President and CEO, AEG and Alternate Governor, Kings.
“The devastation has severely impacted the entire state of California, including many of our past and upcoming host cities of the Amgen Tour of California,” said Kristin Klein, President, Amgen Tour of California & Executive Vice President, AEG Sports. “We’re not just a state. But a collection of communities that come together to support each in time of need and we are proud to support the relief efforts undertaken by so many of the first responders and the American Red Cross.”
Red Cross volunteers are supporting evacuation centers to provide safe refuge for people impacted by these devastating fires. Additionally, they are also providing meals, health services, spiritual care, comfort and other support for affected residents.
Please consider joining our organization in supporting the Red Cross’ efforts in California. Visit the American Red Cross to donate today.
President Trump praised the efforts of police, politicians and recovery teams
In the destroyed town of Paradise, Mr Trump described the scene as "sad".
"We do have to do management maintenance and we'll be working also with environmental groups. I think everyone's seen the light," he said "I don't think we'll have this again to this extent".
In Paradise, Mr Trump praised the efforts of local law enforcement, politicians and the teams searching for survivors on the ground.
"This is very sad to see. As far as the lives are concerned, nobody knows quite yet," he said. "Right now we want to take care of the people who have been so badly hurt."