The Camp Fire blanketing Northern California is the deadliest in the state’s history.
A total of 63 people have died, 631 are missing, 90,000 acres have burned and more than 6,700 structures have been destroyed in this and other fires (as of published date), including the Woolsley fire, which broke out near Simi Valley and spread across Los Angeles and Ventura counties, including Malibu. The news is full of stories of residents who narrowly escaped with their lives.
Here’s how to help the California fire victims:
Donate a Room
Airbnb launched a webpage where you can donate a spare room to a fire evacuee or rescue worker, and you can provide a free place to stay.
Support Animal Shelters
Donations to the Los Angeles County Animal Care Foundation support various shelters’ relief efforts.
If you’re not in a position to donate money, you can donate non-perishable food items to the Salvation Army Ventura Corps, which is providing food and shelter to victims and first responders.
Fire Relief Funds
The California Community Foundation’s Wildfire Relief Fund supports intermediate and long-term recovery efforts for major California wildfires, as well as preparedness efforts. The California Fire Foundation’s Supplying Aid to Victims of Emergency (SAVE) program is also providing emergency financial assistance to fire victims.