Wildfires are raging in a number of counties in southern California, and because of this, lots of of hundreds of individuals have been pressured to go away their properties, with none concept once they would possibly have the ability to return (if in any respect). We’re all determined to assist, and proper now, our fingers could really feel fairly tied as we await the fires to run their course and be put out as rapidly as emergency providers are ready to tackle them.
In the meantime, there are three main methods you’ll be able to assist wildfire victims now.
Thomas Fire Fund
The United Way of Ventura County, American Red Cross of Ventura County, and the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office of Emergency Services have created the Thomas Fire Fund. Text UWVC to 41444 to make a money donation, name 805-485-6288, or log on to United Way of Ventura County’s web site.
You can even donate to the Salvation Army or Red Cross. The American Red Cross of Ventura County has arrange three shelters within the space and are accepting donations. You can textual content REDCROSS to 90999, click on right here , or name 1-800 RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to donate cash.
To donate meals and water, The Salvation Army of Ventura County can also be accepting donations.
YouCaring is an crowd-funding platform. They have a touchdown web page that lists campaigns for wildfire aid for particular person households, firefighters, and communities, so you’ll be able to examine precisely who you’re serving to. (Warning: This could set off tears.)
Quite a lot of pets have been taken in, both as a result of they have been left behind or ran away after being scared by the smoke and flames. The Humane Society of Ventura County is accepting donations of all types to assist with animal care. If you’re an area who hasn’t been affected and desires to assist, you’ll be able to drop off any of the next wanted gadgets at 402 Bryant St. in Ojai: Alfalfa hay, Timothy hay, cat chow, rabbit meals, flashlights, headlamps, lanterns, water troughs, bottled water, fruit, snacks, hoses, and energy turbines.
You can even donate meals and water for volunteers or make a money donation on HSVC’s web site. Another choice is contributing to Noah’s Legacy Fund, which gives provides, coaching, and gear to first responders charged with rescuing animals from areas tormented by pure catastrophe. Antelope Valley Fairgrounds (along with LA County Animal) is giving shelter to all types of animals—from home pets to unique creatures who’ve been put out of their habitats—and are accepting meals, water, and money donations.