How to Help Those Impacted by the California Fires

I think most people have heard about the California fires at this point. It is devastating to think about losing your home, belongings, pets, family members in this way. The massive Camp Fire has left a path of destruction in its wake through the devastated community of Paradise. And, in Southern California, the Woosley and Hill fires are raging, with nearly 20,000 acres burned and thousands of people forced to evacuate.

I read an update for the Camp Fire and it stated:

9 confirmed dead. Over 6,453 residences destroyed, 263 businesses burned, 52,000 people evacuated, 1,500 people at the shelters. 90,000 acres burned at 5% contained. The Camp Fire is now the most destructive fire in California history. RED FLAG WARNING for Saturday night through Monday. Winds are expected to be at 30-50 mph again making for ideal fire conditions. 

It's heartbreaking to see such loss.I'm praying for the containment of this fire and for those affected. But more than prayers, which I wholeheartedly believe in, I wanted to look for other ways to help. So, I compiled this list in the hopes that others would link arms and join me! Please share with others to spread the word and let me know if there are other means to help.

To Donate:

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The Salvation Army has its own hotline number 1-800-SAL-ARMY. If you call, you can designate your donation to Camp Fire aid.

United Way of Northern California (UWNC) on Friday announced the creation of the NorCal Disaster Relief Fund to aid victims of the Camp Fire. To make a donation, text BUTTEFIRE to 91999 or click the link below.

You can make a monetary donation to the American Red Cross by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS or texting REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation. You can also click the link below for information on volunteering.

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