The horrible Butte Fire is a now the worst fire in California history. I am sure I am not alone in feeling despair that more communities are suffering from devastating fires. One thing we know from experience is that the victims need support and to know that someone cares. Organizations including the American Red Cross and the Humane Society say victims need cash more than anything else. If you would like to donate to them, you can do so as follows:
North Valley Community Foundation’s Fire Relief Fund: https://www.nvcf.org/
United Way of Northern California: Text BUTTEFIRE to 91999 to contribute
Red Cross: Text CAWILDFIRES at 90999 to make an automatic contribution of $10
Sacramento-based nonprofit RedRover has a list of resources for helping animals affected by the California wildfires here.
Cotra Costa-Solano Food Bank: https://www.foodbankccs.org/
Baby2Baby is working to get high-need items to children affected by the ongoing Camp, Hill, and Woolsey fires in California. Help them supply diapers, wipes, blankets, and other basic baby essentials to families in need by purchasing from their registry.
California Volunteers, a state office that manages volunteer programs in California, has created a list of services and donation options to help victims affected by the Camp, Woolsey, and Hill fires. Use this list to find information about making donations and volunteering.
For the Woolsey Fire (Southern California):
United Way of Greater Los Angeles is partnering with United Way of Ventura County to collect donations for its its Disaster Relief Fund.: https://www.unitedwayla.org/en/give/disaster-relief-fund/
As we go into the holidays, please keep those who have lost everything in mind. And remember how much it meant to have the support of the world in our recovery.