×
You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

How to Help Victims of the California Wildfires

Three massive wildfires continue to rage across California, displacing hundreds of thousands of residents and leaving many homeless.

In Northern California, the Camp Fire has destroyed more than 100,000 acres of land, resulting in one of the most destructive fires in state history. Southern California faces a similar predicament with the Hill and Woolsey Fires, which together have scorched more than 94,000 acres, destroying at least 370 structures and killing two people.

As the fires continue to ravage the homes of many California residents, those looking to support people displaced by the fires can donate to a number of local, regional or national organizations which are working to provide aid in affected areas.

American Red Cross

The American Red Cross is currently managing 18 community evacuation centers across California, which provide shelter to thousands of displaced Californians fleeing the fires. The organization also manages an online safety registry, which people can use to let loved ones know that they are safe. People looking to support the organization should visit the American Red Cross website, or make a $10 donation by calling 1-800-RED CROSS or texting the word CAWILDFIRES to 90999.

California Community Foundation’s Wildfire Relief Fund

After opening in 2003, the Wildfire Relief Fund has raised more than $5 million for relief and recover efforts in the aftermath of California wildfires. Previously, the organization has helped rebuild homes while providing financial and mental health assistance as well as medical treatment for those affected by California wildfires. Supporters can make donations by visiting the California Community Foundation Website and selecting one of the individual information pages on the various fires.

Enloe Medical Center

The Enloe Medical Center is one of the larger hospitals near the Camp Fire and is acting as the site for multiple evacuation centers. Supporters can donate by clicking the “donate” button at the top of the hospital’s homepage.

Entertainment Industry Foundation

The Entertainment Industry Foundation has worked to provide funds for critical health, educational and social issues for 75 years. At the organization’s homepage, those wishing to make a donation can pledge any amount of money over $5, which will go to support firefighters and first responders to the California wildfires. Beneficiaries will receive hydration backpacks and night vision goggles as well as meals for emergency workers and evacuees staying in shelters.

The Humane Society of Ventura County

The humane society is taking in domestic animals displaced by the Woolsey and Hill Fires and the organization’s equestrian team is available to offer assistance to those in need of evacuating horses. Animals accepted by the shelter include dogs, cats, birds and livestock.

LAFD Foundation

The Los Angeles Fire Department Foundation supports firefighters and first responders currently facing the California Wildfires. Donations to the organization go toward equipment and supplies, training and outreach and youth programs. Supporters can make a monetary donation at the foundation’s homepage or donate their cars to further assist firefighters and first responders.

United Way of Greater Los Angeles

The United Way of Greater Los Angeles is managing a disaster relief fund for the Woolsey and Hill Fires while partnering with the United Way of Ventura County to provide aid to first responders and many low-income communities. Supporters can make donations at the organizations disaster relief page, which will then disperse support to local non-profit organizations.

More Biz

  • Doug Davis and Jodie ShihadehVariety Power

    Jodie Shihadeh Named Partner at The Davis Firm

    Jodie Shihadeh has been named Partner at The Davis Firm, PLLC. She joined the firm in 2011 and rose from associate to Managing Attorney and now partner. She graduated from Boston College and received her law degree from Fordham University School of Law in 2011. While still in law school she interned in the Business [...]

  • Peak TV Saturation TV Placeholder

    Nickelodeon Alum Keith Dawkins Sets Kidvid Partnership With Believe Media Group

    Former Nickelodeon executive Keith Dawkins has partnered with Believe Media Group to develop children’s programming. Dawkins will partner with Believe under his newly formed Rock Hill Media Ventures, which aims to advise companies in media, entertainment and sports on working with diverse and emerging talent. Dawkins previously spent 17 years at Viacom, most of which [...]

  • CBS Studios Exterior

    CBS Credit Union Manager Pleads Guilty to $40 Million Fraud

    The manager of a credit union for CBS employees pleaded guilty in Los Angeles federal court on Monday to a $40 million embezzlement scheme. Edward Rostohar, 62, was arrested in March after the scheme began to unravel. According to prosecutors, he admitted to stealing money from the bank for the last 20 years. Rostohar is [...]

  • Norman Reedus as Daryl Dixon - The

    CAA's Packaging Fee Becomes Flashpoint in 'Walking Dead' Litigation

    The issue that is at the heart of the WGA’s present standoff with talent agencies has flared up as a source of tension in the litigation between AMC Networks and Frank Darabont and CAA over profit participation on “The Walking Dead.” The practice of talent agencies receiving packaging fees for helping to assemble the creative [...]

  • Sony Music to Deliver ‘Real Time’

    Sony Music to Deliver ‘Real Time’ Data, Royalty Payments to Artists

    Sony Music today announced two new payment features for its artists — “Real Time Royalties” and “Cash Out” — through its artist portal beginning this fall. 

A memo sent to artists Monday morning and obtained by Variety says  the initiatives will “allow our artists and royalty participants to view and withdraw earnings faster than ever [...]

  • Whitney Houston

    Whitney Houston Estate Plans Hologram Tour, Album, Musical

    In the seven years since Whitney Houston’s death, there has been relatively little of the asset-exploitation that usually follows the passing of a music icon, apart from a smattering of previously unreleased recordings, a pair of harrowing documentaries and a lot of unflattering press. But according to an article in the New York Times, the [...]

  • rocketman-elton-john-costume

    Elton John Biopic 'Rocketman' Taps Lucky Brand Collaboration as Part of Promo Push

    Paramount has set a May 28 release date for its Elton John-inspired clothing collection with retailer Lucky Brand, which celebrates the performer’s iconic style and new biopic, “Rocketman” (see tickets and showtimes here). The limited-edition collaboration arrives in stores three days before the film hits theaters, though it’s available for purchase right now on LuckyBrand.com. [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content