Here’s a look at several organizations helping those impacted by the fire and ways you, too, could help.

November 13, 2018
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"Here’s a look at several organizations helping those impacted by the fire and ways you, too, could help, all pulled from HERE

Los Angeles County Animal Care Foundation

The Los Angeles County Animal Care Foundation offers myriad services to keep pets safe during natural disasters, including fires. It has trailers for pets whose owners have had to evacuate, and they are typically located near Red Cross shelters, according to the foundation.

It also helps to “evacuate and provide temporary sheltering for horses from fire zone areas,” according to its website.

American Red Cross

The American Red Cross is providing various forms of relief for those impacted by the fires – from safely sheltering those who have been displaced to providing a way for people to communicate to their loved ones that they are safe. The nonprofit is asking for donations to continue to provide aid.

California Community Foundation

With its Wildlife Relief Fund, the California Community Foundation helps those who been displaced or lost their jobs because of the fires. It also provides mental health services, respiratory equipment and medical care.

Housing

Those in the area – in safe locations – can sign up with Airbnb to open their homes to displaced Californians and relief workers for no charge.

“We encourage all of our hosts to communicate with their potential guests ahead of time to establish a relationship and make sure expectations are clear for everyone involved,” Airbnb says. “We are incredibly proud that so many of our hosts offer to volunteer their homes to their fellow neighbors in need during times of disaster. All the same protections apply for our generous hosts who are offering their homes for free in times of disaster.”

Salvation Army

The Salvation Army is collecting non-perishable food to provide for people in Ventura County.

Aid for firefighters

People can donate directly to the Los Angeles Fire Department Foundation.

“We provide vital private funding for the LAFD where the city’s budget ends,” it says on its website.

The California Fire Foundation, too, provides “emotional and financial assistance to families of fallen firefighters, firefighters and the communities they protect.”

North Valley Community Foundation

The North Valley Community Foundation has set up a fund to help “raise money to support the operations of organizations that are sheltering evacuees of the Camp Fire,” according to its website.

GoFundMe

The fundraising website GoFundMe has created a hub of pages for people to peruse and donate to. It also encourages people to donate to the Direct Impact Fund, a nonprofit focused on helping people impacted by natural and manmade disasters.

Google

Search engine giant Google allows users to donate to wildfire relief online, as well.”

 

ALL PULLED FROM FROM NEWS VIA Kaitlyn Schallhorn | Fox News

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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OTHER WAYS TO HELP VIA PUREWOW.COM 

 

"Help Feed Displaced Animals
The Human Society of Ventura County is currently caring for animals displaced by the Hill and Woolsey fires. They’re accepting food and monetary donations to feed and nurture evacuated animals. You can also give toys and supplies via their Amazon wish-list HERE

Support Volunteer Firefighters
The Firefighters Charitable Foundation is accepting donations to support volunteer firefighters and those impacted by the fires. Details HERE

Give to the Wildfire Relief Fund
Proceeds to the CCF Wildlife Relief Fund help support recovery and containment efforts, as well as long-term preparedness. Details HERE "

OTHER WAYS TO HELP HERE (ALL VIA LEX GOODMAN PUREWOW.COM) 

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"California Community Foundation’s Wildfire Relief Fund

For 15 years, the foundation has offered aid to those affected by wildfires. Grants have gone to rebuilding homes, providing financial and mental health assistance and helping those affected to get medical treatment. Details HERE

California Fire Foundation

This organization is on the ground distributing financial assistance to people who have lost everything in the fires. Through its emergency assistance program, firefighters distribute pre-paid gift cards to help those who need to purchase necessities like food, medicine and clothing. Details HERE"

ALL INFORMATION VIA NEW YORK TIMES JULIA JACOBS HERE