California Fires: Here's How You Can Help
At The Smith Group and Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage our hearts go out to all the people, animals, and homes affected by the fires.
Here's How You Can Help
If You Want To Do Research Before You Donate
- Looking to do research on a charity's reputation: Read The New York Times.
- Charity Navigator is a good source to consult.
Those who want to help firefighters or residents impacted by the fires do not have to be in California to help. Here are some organizations and departments that are taking donations to help those currently battling the blazes and for those affected by the wildfires:
Los Angeles Fire Department: The LA Fire Department Foundation asked for donations for hydration backpacks and other supplies to help those fighting the blazes on the ground on Saturday. Click here to make a donation to the foundation.
United Way of Greater Los Angeles: The non-profit organization has partnered with United Way of Ventura County to collect donations for its Disaster Relief Fund to help victims impacted by the fires. Text "UWVC to 41444" or click here to donate.
American Red Cross: The American Red Cross is assisting residents in northern and southern California to help find shelter. To make a donation visit the redcross.org, call 1-800-RED or text the word REDCROSS to 90999.
California Volunteers: The state office manages volunteer programs in California. The organization has created a list of services and donation options to help the victims by all three fires. Here’s the list to find more information about where to donate and volunteer to help.
CCF Wildfire Relief Fund: The organization helps provide long-term recovery efforts to those impacted by California wildfires. The relief fund has also created local initiatives to help those affected by the fires. Click here to learn more.
Animal Specific Resources
Animal Hope and Wellness: Located in Sherman Oaks, California. Get connected on Instagram. IG @animalhopeandwellness.
Butte Humane Society: Nonprofit Organization. Saving Lives. Finding Homes. Inspiring Compassion. Located in Chico, California. Get connected on Instagram. IG @buttehumane.
Humane Society Ventura County: The Humane Society of Ventura County is accepting animals from the Hill & Woolsey Fires. Make a donation here.