The American Red Cross response to the Taylor Bridge Fire has generated about $250,000 for relief efforts. Apple Valley Chapter director, Mariah Thornock says she expects that number to rise over the next week as Disaster Assessment teams are able to get into the affected neighborhoods and assess the damage and get a better understanding of the level of financial need that will be required to help those who lost homes. If people want to help, right now, Thornock suggests monetary donations is the best way to do that. People can donate in a number of different ways. They can visit the Red Cross website to make a donation. They can also make a donation at any Cashmere Valley Bank to the American Red Cross - Taylor Bridge Fire account. You can also text the Red Cross to 90999 to donate 10 dollars to the cause.