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(KSL News) A Utah woman is headed to California this evening to give help and hope to people displaced by those fires.
Ricki Landers depends on a wheelchair, but she says she won't let that stop her from helping.
Landers has been a Red Cross volunteer for two years, and she is more than excited to go on her first deployment.
She will spend three weeks in San Diego helping people who have lost their homes to the flames. She says, "Yup, 21 days, and I'm so excited. I just really am. I kept going ‘yes, yes, yes.' I said, ‘My bags are packed already.'"
Landers will be distributing financial assistance, food, clothing and other resources.
She hopes that during her time in California people will recognize that despite the wheelchair, she has a lot to contribute.