Merrimack Valley Gas Explosions: How To Help

LAWRENCE, MA - SEPTEMBER 13: Firefighters work to extinguish a fire caused by over pressurized gas lines on September 13, 2018 in Lawrence, Massachusetts. Dozens of fires broke out in Lawrence, North Andover and Andover because of the gas lines. (Photo by Scott Eisen/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA (WBZ-AM) -- Thousands of people and families across the Merrimack Valley in the communities of Lawrence, Andover and North Andover are displaced from their homes after series of gas explosions and fires spread through the area on Thursday afternoon killing one.

While officials say that it might be a while for things to get back to normal many organizations have been posting info on how to help.

WBZ NewsRadio1030 and IHeart Media Boston are encouraging our audience to donate to the Red Cross to help those families impacted by the fires.

Donating is easy through a Text Message on your mobile phone. Text RED CROSS to 9-0-9-9-9 or online here.

Anyone looking to volunteer The American Red Cross of Massachusetts said on twitter that anyone interested in volunteering their time to help those displaced can sign up online on their website.

The MSPCA Angell tells WBZ that their team at Nevins Farm is in need of the following supplies listed in this tweet below:

Stay with WBZ NewsRadio1030 as we continue to compile information.

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