How to Help Those Affected by the California Wildfires

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Three wildfires in California have displaced hundreds of thousands of people and destroyed thousands of homes. As of Sunday morning, 111,000 acres had been burned by the fire in the northern part of the state, called the Camp Fire. It has turned into the most destructive in the state’s history and one of the most deadly. Another 88,000 acres have been scorched in Southern California by the two fires called the Woolsey and Hill.

Here’s how you can help.

Donate Goods or Services

  • Give an evacuee or a firefighter a free place to stay through Airbnb. Find out more here.

  • If you’re in California, donate non-perishable food items to the Salvation Army Ventura Corps, which is providing food and shelter to victims and first responders.

  • Caring Choices in Butte County is currently looking for medical volunteers.

  • Other volunteer opportunities related to the fires are posted on California Volunteers, including financial and other donations.

Donate Money

Help Animals

Above list from Fast Company’s article on how to help victims of the wildfires. If you’d like to share other ways to contribute to those affected by these devastating fires, please comment below.