Wildfires have burned over four million acres in California this season, destroying or damaging hundreds of homes and businesses. If you are looking for ways to help the victims of the wildfires, here are a few options.
California Fire Foundation: The California Fire Foundation provides assistance to firefighters and communities.
Napa Valley Community Disaster Fund: Provides financial support to address the immediate needs of county residents who are affected by wildfires and other disasters.
Sonoma County Resilience Fund: The Sonoma County Resilience Fund is the only long-term recovery fund in Sonoma County dedicated to supporting residents impacted by disaster.
Solano Disaster Relief Fund: The Solano Community Foundation has established a fund to help people and businesses impacted by the wildfires. Monetary donations can also be mailed to the Foundation at 744 Empire St #240, Fairfield CA 94533. Please mark as 'Solano Disaster Relief Fund.'
North Valley Community Foundation: The North Valley Community Foundation has a 'Wildfire Relief and Recovery Fund' to help people displaced by wildfires, including fire in Glenn and Tehama counties.
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County: The Community Foundation has started a 'Fire Response Fund' to support people in Santa Cruz County.
American Red Cross: When making a donation online, you can choose to direct your donation to 'Western Wildfires,' your local Red Cross or the Disaster Relief fund.
Salvation Army: Donations will be used to provide food and drinks to survivors, cleaning supplies and other essential commodities, direct financial aid to those effected, or to support disaster relief workers serving in the area.
United Way of Northern California: United Way offers help and supporting programs to people affected by wildfires, including long-term recovery operations.
North Valley Animal Disaster Group: Working with emergency services to educate the public about disaster preparedness, and assist in sheltering and evacuation of animals during a disaster.
CNN provided this list of organizations involved in relief efforts related to Hurricane Delta: https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/10/us/how-to-help-hurricane-delta-iyw-trnd/index.html
Refer to this website for information on organizations on the ground in southwest Louisiana providing assistance to victims of Hurricane Delta: https://ready.nola.gov/incident/tropical-storm-delta/donations/.
An article in the New York Times provides an extensive list of local and national organizations providing assistance to Hurricane Laura victims. See the article here: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/27/us/hurricane-laura-how-to-help.html.