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Local company, Red Cross offer help to California wildfire victims

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Some here in Hawaii are stepping up to help the hundreds of thousands of people in need as the wildfires continue to burn in areas of Southern California.

One local company, Aloha Masks, is sending over 3,000 masks to offer people some relief from all of the smoke.

"When the fires happened in Los Angeles and Ventura, I felt the real need to help people.  These things can filter out particles, smoke, and can help people with any breathing problems." explained Kyle Smigielski, owner of Aloha Masks. 

Six Hawaii Red Cross volunteers touched down Wednesday night to provide food, comfort and shelter at Santa Paula Community center for those who had to evacuate their homes.

"Any residents from the mandatory evacuation or anyone who's not comfortable, the shelter will be open for them." said Padraic Gallagher, a Red Cross volunteer.

More Hawaii volunteers are on standby.