Pamela Moore takes us into her home one day after the apartment complex caught fire early Monday morning.
"You start hearing people banging on the door, get out, get out, there's a fire. It was real," said Pamela Moore, a woman left without a place to sleep after the fire.
She was sleeping when she heard the building fire alarm go off and barely made it out alive.
"I had to leave with what I had one and once I got out and looked back, I'm like...this is really happening," said Moore.
This is the largest fire the Red Cross has responded to so far this year. They help people like Moore, who have lost everything.
"We did put every single family that was affected in a hotel and that's for a minimum of three days and that could change depending on the situation," said Alex Villa with the local chapter of American Red Cross.
The Red Cross responds to more than 540 house fires a year in the Central Valley. The cost comes to more than $272,000. Monday's fire cost $8,000.
"If we need to fundraise harder, we will fundraise harder, but we will never turn anyone away," said Villa.
All money donated stays local and ninety cents of every dollar goes to help victims.
"Thankful for them. They helped myself and the neighbors. They were awesome," said, Viveca Francis, another fire victim left without a place to sleep.
It gives desperate families hope in a time of despair.
"When it hits so close and you see there's a reality and that it affected you, it makes you want to help more," said Moore.
If the local Red Cross chapter runs low on funding, they can always pull from the national organization.