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
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