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Thoughts go out to victims of California wildfires – Stay Safe and Ways to Help

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The photos and footage of the California wildfires are devastating and alarming. But I cannot comprehend the how those that live in the areas impacted by these fires feel as they see this devastation impact their homes. So this is a post not on making money, but the California wildfires and ways to help the victims.

California wildfires and how you can help

Here are a few sites with resources on how to help those impacted by the recent wildfires in California:

  • The Huffington Post has an article with a list of charities accepting donations to aid those impacted, a link to verified GoFundMe pages, and options on how to help if you live near the area and options to seek help if you are impacted. Stay safe.
  • Red Cross has relief information here including ways to help and if you or someone you know has been impacted, resources available to seek out help.
  • Bustle has a list of ways to help.

There are many ways to help. Some money making apps let you exchange points for a charitable donation. Check out ones you have if you want to donate and are short on cash.

The Red Cross has a great page on various ways you can support Red Cross in its disaster relief efforts here.

If you have a strong social media presence, consider becoming a Red Cross social media ambassador or digital volunteer m. For additional details and how to sign up is available, see this page: https://redcrosschat.org/about/.

Share credible organizations for both people looking for ways to help and those who need help.

Check out twitter and you can see that there are people wanting to help but don’t know how or where to go.

Beware of scams as always. I will update if I come across other credible resources.

Some businesses are providing help to those impacted by the wildfires:

  • U-Haul is offering those who have been or will be effected free storage for 30 days. For more information, see this post on CBS News.
  • Lyft is offering free rides for evacuees. See this page for more information.

Stay safe and help those effected if you can.

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2 thoughts on “Thoughts go out to victims of California wildfires – Stay Safe and Ways to Help

  1. so much devastation and so much violence. it’s almost like an apocaliptic movie. i pray to the victims and hope they’ll be safe and find relief soon. I can’t imagine what they’re going through.

    1. It’s sad. And still going. The responders are doing a remarkable job in their perseverance – I can’t imagine.

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