DONATE TO CALIFORNIA WILDFIRE VICTIMS
We have compiled a list of places to make donations to in an effort to assist those who have lost everything during the wildfires, which continue to rage throughout our state. Please donate what you can to your charity of choice. The people whose homes have been destroyed, the fire fighters currently risking their lives to save what’s left, and even the animals who wish only to be reunited with their forever families need our assistance.
The American Red Cross is on the ground in California, hosting temporary emergency shelters and food sites across the state. Donations can be made to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief via redcross.org or by texting REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.
The Los Angeles Fire Department Foundation supports the first-responders fighting on the front lines of the wildfires. They are currently requesting donations to put toward hydration backpacks for the firefighters and other supplies. Go directly here to give.
The CCF Wildfire Relief Fund supports immediate recovery efforts for major California wildfires, as well as long-term preparedness efforts. Go here.
The Salvation Army has set up funds for the Southern California fires, even as the organization’s own camps are being burned. Go here.
The United Way of Greater Los Angeles is partnering with United Way of Ventura County to collect donations for its Disaster Relief Fund. You can text “UWVC” to 41444 to donate, or go here. To donate to Ventura County specifically, go here.
The California Fire Foundation provides support to surviving families of fallen firefighters, firefighters and the communities they serve. You can make a tax-deductible donation here.
The Los Angeles County Animal Care Foundation seeks donations at lacountyanimals.org to assist with feeding, sheltering and providing medical care for displaced pets and other animals including horses. They’re also looking for residents to foster animals to help free up shelters; more information on fostering can be found here.