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More Ways on Aiding the Survivors of the California Wildfire

There are about 40,000 people who hurriedly evacuated, carrying only what their hands can grab at the moment, are heartbroken for the loss of loved ones, loss of homes and loss of security and peace of mind.

This is a very difficult time for them and we can help them in easing their pain and giving them some comfort through these simple ways:


The most devastating aftermath of the fire is the loss of homes of thousands of people. They are currently still evacuated and a lot of them are in need of a place to stay. If you want to voluntarily share your home and provide shelter to the evacuees, you can sign up your home at Airbnb.  


Donating money will definitely help in making operations and situations for organizations and volunteers easier because this will give them the opportunity to purchase supplies and materials that they will need in these ever-changing situations. GoFundMe has provided a listing of verified fire-related organizations and accounts of survivors where you can give donations to your chosen organization. You can also make donations on the website of Red Cross, or you can call 1-800-RED CROSS or text "REDCROSS" to 90999.


There is a Facebook page set up for survivors to make specific requests for goods they need. You can check that out and make donations based on what the victims need. You can also send your food donations to Community Action of Napa Valley, Redwood Empire Food Bank and the Fort Bragg Food Bank.

The Salvation Army has sent a team of volunteers to provide food, hydration, clean-up kits, hygiene supplies, and emotional and spiritual support to first responders and survivors. You can help the Salvation Army through donating food and supplies. You can call 1-800-SAL-ARMY or visit:


Aside from the people living there, another affected group of the wildfire are the animals and pets. The Calaveras Humane Society is offering an opportunity to anybody who wants to help in supporting a pet during these tough times. You can donate $25 that can feed one foster cat for two months, and $100 can pay medical costs for three animals. If you'd like to help our furry friends, the Calaveras Humane Society is accepting donations.

Many residents will be in need of food and medical attention for their pets. To help, you can donate to the Jameson Animal Rescue Ranch and Wine Country Animal Lovers, who are also offering pet supplies to help evacuees take care of their pets.  The Sonoma Humane Society, Napa Humane and Marin Humane are also accepting donations.


Another thing you can volunteer is your time and efforts. You can sign up at Red Cross and help out in creating new shelters for the victims while Direct Relief is providing medical resources to local health centers and clinics.

If you're looking to check on a loved one, the Red Cross has launched a page that allows affected residents to post and tell friends and family members that they're safe and well.

These are just some ways that you can lend a hand and give help and support those who need it. As Mandy Hale, author of The Single Woman: Life, Love, and a Dash of Sass, has said; “There is nothing more beautiful than someone who goes out of their way to make life beautiful for others.”

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