How to Help Victims of the California Wildfires

first_img Couple, Homeless Man Allegedly Made Up Story to Scam GoFundMe Donations$99 Kano kit aims to make Raspberry Pi as simple and fun as Lego Stay on target More on‘Westworld’ Set Burns in California WildfiresGlobal Warming Boosts Risk of Lightning-Ignited FiresDrone Fleets Could Help Aid Forest Searches for Lost Hikerscenter_img Wildfires in California have caused massive destruction, claiming 48 lives, displacing thousands of residents, and destroying thousands of homes and structures. It is the worst fire in state history. As of Tuesday, 130,000 acres had been burned by the fire in the northern part of the state, called the Camp Fire, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.Officials said 5,615 personnel and firefighters are working to battle the fire, which was 35 percent contained as of Tuesday evening. Here’s how you can help the thousands and thousands affected by the fires in California.DonationsBefore donating, make sure to do research on the charity. Use Charity Navigator for more info on a charity and how they effectively use donations.AdChoices广告American Red Cross: The American Red Cross is on the ground, providing shelter, food and comfort for them as fires continue to burn in both the northern and southern parts of the state. You can donate online here, or by calling 1- 800-RED CROSS or texting the word CAWILDFIRES to 90999 to make a $10 donation.GoFundMe: GoFundMe has a list of verified campaigns to help those affected by the California wildfires. Find out more here.California Community Foundation: The California Community Foundation’s Wildfire Relief Fund supports intermediate and long-term recovery efforts for the California wildfires. You can donate online here.A home destroyed by the Camp Fire in Paradise, California as seen on November 11, 2018. (Photo Credit: Mason Trinca for The Washington Post via Getty Images)Google: Google is channeling donations through the Center for Disaster Philanthropy. Find out more here.California Fire Foundation: The California Fire Foundation has mobilized direct assistance to those who’ve suffered catastrophic losses in the Camp Fire and Woolsey Fire, through its Supplying Aid to Victims of Emergency (SAVE) program. Donate online here.Disaster Recovery Network: Via Global Giving, the Disaster Recovery Network has established a California Wildfire Relief Fund to provide relief to people impacted by the fires in the form of emergency supplies like food, water, and medicine, in addition to longer-term recovery assistance to help residents recover and rebuild. Donate here.The Humane Society of Ventura County: This nonprofit is accepting donations to help animals displaced by the Woolsey and Hill Fires, taking in domestic animals, such as dogs, cats and birds, as well as livestock. Donate online here.Garet Anzalone, 23, is tearful as he looks at his grandmother’s burned out property in Westlake Village, California November 10, 2018. (Photo Credit: Francine Orr/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)Los Angeles County Animal Care Foundation: This nonprofit is seeking donations to pay for food, shelter and medical care for dogs, cats, horses and other displaced animals. Donate here.United Way Greater Los Angeles: In partnership with United Way of Ventura County, the United Way of Greater Los Angeles’ Southern California Disaster Relief Fund is supporting low-income neighbors whose lives and livelihoods are affected by the current wildfires in Southern California. Donate online here.United Way of Northern California: The United Way of Norther California has established a disaster relief fund to offer emergency cash and help to people who have lost their homes. Donate online here or text BUTTEFIRE to 91999.VolunteersAirbnb: Airbnb has launched an Open Homes program for people to open their homes to those affected by the fires. Until Nov. 29, the company is allowing residents to mark their homes as a place for evacuees and aid workers to stay for free. Learn more here.Caring Choices: Caring Choices in heavily affected Butte County is accepting applications for medical volunteers. Learn more here.last_img

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