How to Help Victims of the California Wildfires

Three massive wildfires continue to rage across California, displacing hundreds of thousands of residents and leaving many homeless.

In Northern California, the Camp Fire has destroyed more than 100,000 acres of land, resulting in one of the most destructive fires in state history. Southern California faces a similar predicament with the Hill and Woolsey Fires, which together have scorched more than 94,000 acres, destroying at least 370 structures and killing two people.

As the fires continue to ravage the homes of many California residents, those looking to support people displaced by the fires can donate to a number of local, regional or national organizations which are working to provide aid in affected areas.

American Red Cross

The American Red Cross is currently managing 18 community evacuation centers across California, which provide shelter to thousands of displaced Californians fleeing the fires. The organization also manages an online safety registry, which people can use to let loved ones know that they are safe. People looking to support the organization should visit the American Red Cross website, or make a $10 donation by calling 1-800-RED CROSS or texting the word CAWILDFIRES to 90999.

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