Here's How You Can Help Those Affected By The California Wildfires
As the California wildfires continue to spread, there are a number of ways you can help the victims of the fires and those fighting to stop them.
1) Donate Money
The easiest way to help victims of the California forest fires, especially if you don't live nearby, is to donate money to local, regional, and national organizations helping with relief efforts. Here are some of those organizations:
- American Red Cross
- The Los Angeles Fire Department Foundation
- United Way Disaster Relief Fun
- Hill Fire and Woolsey Fire Sudden and Urgent Needs Relief Fund
- The CCF Wildfire Relief Fund
2) Offer Shelter
If you do live in the immediate area, you can partner with Airbnb to donate a spare room for those who were forced to evacuate their homes. Both displaced neighbors and relief workers deployed to help with the fires will be able to find free accommodations until Nov. 29, 2018.
3) Help Rescue Animals
Many families are sadly forced to leave their beloved pets behind during the spread of wildfires, however, the Los Angeles County Animal Care Foundation does their best to rescue as many animals from the fires as possible. You can help their efforts by donating.
4) Collect and Donate Non-Perishable Food Items
The Salvation Army Ventura Corps is providing food and shelter to those displaced during the wildfires, as well as to relief workers. You can collect and donate non-perishable food items to help them keep everybody fed.
For everyone affected by the fires, know that your fellow Californians & Americans love you & are here for you. Please stay safe.