As of the time of this posting, California’s latest wildfires have ravaged over 250,000 acres throughout the state. Authorities declared the Camp Fire, east of Chico, the deadliest in the state’s history. Over 7,600 structures have been destroyed and officials say the fire has claimed 42 lives, with over 200 still missing. In Southern California, the Woolsey Fire west of Los Angeles is the largest fire the city has seen in over 100 years. Over 450 structures have been destroyed and two people have been pronounced dead, but officials expect those numbers to rise.
As over 9,000 brave firefighters battle the blazes, victims—two and four-legged alike—need help in the form of monetary donations, supplies, and shelter. Here are eight ways to help.
Crowdfunding through Disaster Recovery Network and GlobalGiving.
California Fire Foundations distributes on-the-ground financial assistance to those who’ve suffered catastrophic loss in both Northern and Southern California.
The Wildfire Relief Fund supports intermediate and long-term recovery efforts for major California wildfires.
Free, temporary housing for victims of the fires.
Both the Butte Humane Society and Humane Society of Ventura County are accepting donations to help displaced animals.