If you wanna help victims of the CA fires, here’s how

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The wildfires have already claimed 44 Californian lives and displaced thousands, the ‘Camp Fire’ has now officially become the deadliest in state history.  Many of you wish you could help but don’t know how.  Bellow are legit ways to give, donate, & support victims of the fires.

Donate Money

GoFundMe: Find the verified campaign here.

American Red Cross: Text REDCROSS to make a $10 donation or call 1-800-RED-CROSS. You can also help by volunteering with them.

Wildlife Relief Fund: Since 2003 they’ve raised money to help victims of CA fires. Donate here.

California Fire Foundation helps those who have suffered substantial property loss by providing pre-paid gift cards to purchase immediate necessities. Donate here.

Enloe Medical Center in Chico has been serving as the evacuation center for many. Donate here.

Donate Blood

It doesn’t cost a dime, it takes less than an hour, and it helps with the ongoing blood shortage. Red Cross is in need of all blood types. Schedule an appointment here.

Donate Your Home

If you have room in your home you can help by hosting evacuees through Airbnb. A couch or air  mattress inside your home can make a huge difference to someone in need.

A Note On Air Quality

While the air quality in the city sits at unhealthy levels try to minimize your time outside, for you and your pets. If you’re having trouble breathing Lyft is offering free to designated city shelters with filtered air:

“We are currently working with United Way’s 2-1-1 in San Francisco to offer free rides for individuals sensitive to poor air quality. Those that need a ride to a designated city shelter with filtered air can dial 2-1-1 for assistance.” 

They’re also handing out masks at their SF Lyft Hub (2300 26th St).

For real-time updates, we recommend following CAL Fire site and @CALFIRE_ButteCo on Twitter.

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