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:

American Red Cross: This nonprofit has opened shelters across the state to help evacuees. They also have an online tool that people can use to register themselves as safe so loved ones can find them.

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


Teresa Cullen