How To Help Victims of the Southern California Fires
Wildfires continue to devastate areas of Southern California, as of December 7th over 200,000 people in Ventura and Los Angeles Counties have been forced to evacuate, and many of them are in need of help. If you know anyone in the affected areas, think about reaching out to them. There are also many nonprofits providing support on the ground for the Thomas Fire in Ventura County and several other fires burning in Southern California.
The Ventura County district attorney warned the public Wednesday about people taking advantage of fire victims by creating fake charities online, as well as illegal price gouging.
Thomas Fire Fund
The United Way of Ventura County, American Red Cross of Ventura County and the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office of Emergency Services have teamed up to create the Thomas Fire Fund.
Checks with “Thomas Fire Fund” in the memo line can be mailed to 702 County Square Drive, Suite 100, Ventura, CA 93003.
The Red Cross is accepting applications for volunteers on its website.
YouCaring, an online crowd-funding platform, has created a landing page with all of its campaigns for Southern California wildfire relief.
Humane Society of Ventura County
The Humane Society of Ventura County is in need of donations after taking in more than 300 animals since the fires began Monday.