How You Can Help People Affected by California Fires
Multiple wildfires have broken out all over California. The ‘Camp Fire’ in Northern California being the third deadliest in history. In Southern California, an estimated 300,000 people have been forced to evacuate. So many are being affected by these tragedies, and here are a few ways you can help:
California Community Foundation’s Wildfire Relief Fund: For 15 years, the foundation has offered aid to those affected by wildfires. Grants have gone to rebuilding homes, providing financial and mental health assistance and helping those affected to get medical treatment.
California Fire Foundation: This organization is on the ground distributing financial assistance to people who have lost everything in the fires. Through its emergency assistance program, firefighters distribute pre-paid gift cards to help those who need to purchase necessities like food, medicine and clothing.
For locals close to the fires you can volunteer for Red Cross: Info Here
Here’s where I found this info as well as some links to read more about what’s going on:
How to Help Those Affected by the California Fires - NYT
How To Help The Victims Of The California Wildfires - Refinery29
Northern California Wildfire Relief - California Community Foundation