CALIFORNIA -- Read below to find out how you can help victims of the California Fires.
Red Cross: Monetary donations can bae made to the American Red Cross by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS or texting REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.
California Community Foundation’s Wildfire Relief Fund: Supports victims by helping to rebuild homes and providing financial assistance to those who need medical and mental treatment. Donate here.
North Valley Community Foundation: Fund goes to support the needs of the evacuation centers who opened their doors to house fire victims who lost their homes or had to evacuate. Donate here.
United Way of Northern California: United Way established a NorCal Disaster Relief Fund to help victims. To make a donation, text BUTTEFIRE to 91999.
California Fire Foundation: Provides financial support to surviving families of fallen firefighters and firefighters who are battling at the front lines of the blaze. Donate here.
Airbnb: The home-rental company started a program that asks users to open their homes to those hit hardest by the fire. Hosts in regions marked on the map will offer their homes for free until November 29, 2018. Offer is good for displaced residents and relief workers.
Volunteering: The Red Cross has a volunteer page for those who want to pitch in above and beyond donations.
Northern California Wildfire Relief
California Wildfire ReliefNorthern California has experienced a series of devastating wildfires in 2018, burning close to 1 million acres and threatening communities from Madera County to the Oregon border. Combined, these fires covered an area larger than the state of Rhode Island.
In Butte County, the Camp Fire is now the most destructive fire in recent California history. So far, it has burned 117,000 acres, killing 42 and destroying more than 6,700 structures. The fire has forced 200,000 residents from their homes and left most of the town of Paradise in ruins. As of November 12, the fire was 30% contained.
In Siskiyou County, the Natchez Fire has burned more than 38,000 acres on the California/Oregon border. As of November 7, the fire was 89% contained.
The immediate needs of those affected by Northern California wildfires are great, and the recovery process will be long and difficult in communities throughout the state.
The list below contains links to information and local resources for those affected as well as to organizations providing immediate and long-term relief. It will be updated as more information and resources are available.
The CCF Wildfire Relief Fund supports intermediate and long-term recovery efforts for major California wildfires, as well as preparedness efforts.
Operation USA provides supplies to meet the immediate needs of first responders and affected communities while also assisting with long-term recovery efforts.
Butte County has information on evacuations, road closures, shelters and other services for those affected by wildfires. Visitors can also find contact information for localized information and volunteer opportunities.
American Red Cross Gold Country Region provides up to date information on the fire’s progress, as well as shelters and emergency supply and response information
The Disaster Fund for Mendocino County provides support to disaster relief and recovery services in the aftermath of natural disasters.
The Siskiyou County Office of Emergency Services provides information on emergency preparedness, response, recovery and mitigation.
The Code Red Emergency Alert System provides targeted updates on evacuations, shelters, road closures and more for Siskiyou County Residents.
When supporting relief organizations, consider marking your gift as general operating support. By doing so, you enable the organization to both respond to current disasters and be prepared for those that may arise in the future. Visit CCF’s disaster giving page for more tips on how to maximize your impact when giving to disaster relief.
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