Seattle Firefighters Head South To Help California Wildfires, See How You Can Help

November 12, 2018

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The wildfires in California continued to burn over the weekend with at least 31 fatalities so far. 

Many celebrites as well have lost their homes including actor Gerad Butler and singer Robin Thicke.

Returned to my house in Malibu after evacuating. Heartbreaking time across California. Inspired as ever by the courage, spirit and sacrifice of firefighters. Thank you @LosAngelesFireDepartment. If you can, support these brave men and women at SupportLAFD.org. Link in bio.

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As these deadly fires keep growing, California called on Washington for help. 106 fire fighters and 20 engines from every part of the state are headed down there. You can help too! Check out a list below of different ways you can help the victims right now!

Donate Goods or Services:

  • Give an evacuee or a firefighter a free place to stay through Airbnb. Info 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. Info HERE!
  • Other volunteer opportunities related to the fires are posted on California Volunteers, including financial and other donations. Info HERE!

Donate Money:

  • GoFundMe has set up pages to directly help people affected by the fires. Info here!
  • Help the Woolsey Fire victims through GlobalGiving.
  • The Red Cross is providing both shelter and emotional support for evacuees. You can visit RedCross.org, or text REDCROSS to 90999 to make an automatic $10 donation.
  • Give to the Ventura County Community Foundation‘s Hill Fire and Woolsey Fire Sudden and Urgent Needs Effort Fund.
  • The United Way of Greater Los Angeles is partnering with United Way of Ventura County to collect donations to its Disaster Relief Fund. Donate online or  text “UWVC to 41444.”
  • Donate directly to Direct Relief, which helps provide resources to healthcare agencies and first responders in wildfire-affected areas across California. Tito’s Handmade Vodka is matching all donations, up to $15,000.
  • The Salvation Army Ventura Corps is accepting donations to go toward California wildfire relief.
  • The California Fire Foundation is a nonprofit that is distributing emergency funds to fire victims, including distributing prepaid credit cards to help victims buy food, clothing, and shelter. Donate HERE!
  • The Entertainment Industry Foundation is raising money through its Fire Relief Fund to help those affected.
  • You can also donate directly to the Los Angeles Fire Department.
  • The Firefighters Charitable Foundation accepts donations to support volunteer fire stations and help wildfire victims.
  • Baby2Baby is distributing essential items to children affected by the ongoing fires. 

Help Animals: 

  • The Humane Society of Ventura County is accepting animals evacuating from the Hill and Woolsey fires. You can donate to the organization HERE!
  • Give money to the Los Angeles County Animal Care Foundation, which will support various shelters’ relief efforts.