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How to Help Victims affected by the California Wildfires

Posted by TheDapperDogBox on Aug 13, 2018 6:03:08 PM

 

Help-the-dogs-of-the-Northern-California-wildfiresPhoto Credit: Caesars Way

Thousands of people are being evacuated from their homes because of the latest in a long line of wildfires that are blazing through California. Three massive wildfires continue to rage in Northern California, including the Carr Fire, which has burned through more than 121,000 acres. People are losing absolutely everything- homes, cars, belongings and their animals + pets.

Our brave firefighters are also risking their lives to extinguish and contain these wildfires. Sadly, at least eight people have lost their lives.

California Wildfires Menocino and Carr Fires TodayPhoto Credit: Today.com

Map of California Wildfires Mendocino and Carr fires

Source: AFP News

How Can you Help?

Most people want to help, but trying to figure out where and who to donate to, can be an overwhelming task. We have put together a list of organizations that are helping people affected by the Mendocino and Carr wildfires in Northern California.

  • The American Red Cross is on the ground in California, hosting emergency shelters for more than 1,000 people who have fled their homes, according to the organization. Donations can be made to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief via http://www.redcross.org or by texting REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.
  • The Shasta Regional Community Foundation, a tax-exempt charitable organization that covers the Northern California county that has already lost more than 1,000 homes in a wildfire, has set up a disaster relief fund for those affected in the region. http://www.shastarcf.org/funds/cdrf

 True Heroes

Watch this touching video of Vacaville police saving 60 dogs from a shelter they feared was in the path of another California wildfire, Nelson fire. The dogs and cats are currently with foster families.

If you know other organizations that are helping animals in particular please comment below.

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