The wild fires still blazing across California are now larger than New York City and Boston combined.
If you’re looking to help here are some organizations working to help the victims of these fires:
(via Fast Company )
- Crowdfunding Campaigns: Both YouCaring and GoFundMe have created landing pages of verified fundraising efforts.
- The United Way of Ventura County has teamed up with the American Red Cross of Ventura County, and the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office of Emergency Services to create the Thomas Fire Fund. Text UWVC to 41444 to make a cash donation, call 805-485-6288, or via their website.
- The United Way chapter in Los Angeles has also set up fire relief funds for communities hit by the blazes.
- The Red Cross, which is operating multiple evacuation centers in L.A. County, is accepting donations through its website or by text. To make a contribution, text REDCROSS to 90999.
- The Salvation Army is providing food and supplies to evacuees in Ventura County, is also requesting donations, which can be made online or by phone (1-800-SAL-ARMY).
- The Los Angeles County Animal Care Foundation is accepting donations online for its Noah Legacy Fund, which distributes supplies and training to first responders who are rescuing animals.
- Catholic Charities has set up a fund to help with the cost of rebuilding and home repairs, which can be contributed to on the network’s website. If you’re local, they are accepting donations of new clothing and toys that will be given out as Christmas gifts at their Ventura branch.
- Donate Via Google: The search giant lets you donate to nonprofits aimed at specific causes, including the California fires. You can do this by simply typing “California fire relief” into Google’s search bar. A module will appear with a “Yes, Donate” button. Or learn more about Google’s donation help program here.