In a constantly developing story, 23 people have been killed and hundreds are missing. Here's what you can do to help.

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10.12.2017

What You Can Do to Help Victims of the California Wildfires

In the aftermath of some of the most devastating wildfires in California’s history, 23 people have died, hundreds of people are missing, and more than 20,000 people have been forced out of their homes. Whether you live in California or on the other side of the world, here are a few things you can do to help the victims.

IF YOU LIVE IN CALIFORNIA

Host evacuees through Airbnb

Airbnb is offering free housing to those displaced by the ravaging wildfires October 8-30. The service is also offering homes to relief workers deployed to help fight the blazes and aid the victims of the wildfires.

Volunteer and Donate to this Facebook Page

The Facebook group “Tubbs fire” is offering information on evacuating, pets lost/found in fire zones, how you can help a fire victim, rentals for victims, and information on lost persons. 

Volunteer with The Center for Volunteer and Nonprofit Leadership

The Center for Volunteer and Nonprofit Leadership is accepting donations and volunteers. Check out their website here for more information on how to sign up.

IF YOU DON’T LIVE IN CALIFORNIA

Donate to the American Red Cross

The American Red Cross is seeking volunteers to assist evacuees and their families.

Donate to The United Way

The United Way has a Wine Country page where you can donate to help victims in that region.

Donate to crowdfunding efforts

GoFundMe recommends this campaign. Petaluma-based Fundly recommends this one. The city of Santa Rosa has its own YouCaring page for Tubbs Fire victims.

Image via ABC News

Stay tuned to Milk for more ways to help victims of natural disasters. 

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