California Wildfires: How you can help people
Year after year, several wildfires raged through California burning everything in their paths: houses, cars, farm equipment, even telephone poles.
“Today, I stood in awe of the strength and resilience of the people of Paradise, CA. Folks who lost everything, bending down on a knee to help another up,” said the California Governor-elect, Gavin Newsom on Saturday.
U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar on Wednesday declared a public health emergency in California, where at least 50 people have died from multiple wildfires ravaging the state.
How you can help people affected by the wildfires
American Red Cross has established shelters. You can text REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 contribution.
Following are the other options to extend your help through various organizations that are doing their best to mitigate the distresses of those who lost so much in these devastating wildfires.
Donate directly to the organizations making the best efforts in the California wildfires
Donate to Red Cross or text REDCROSS to 90999
The Firefighters Charitable Foundation
Widows, Orphans & Disabled Firemen’s Fund
Los Angeles Fire Department Foundation
Humane Society of Ventura County
United Way of Greater Los Angeles or text “UWVC” to 41444
Volunteer and Donate Responsibly
When disaster strikes, people come together to help. To make the most of your contributions, consider these tips for donating and volunteering responsibly.
You may find complete guideline from FEMA at
Access your online FEMA assistance account on DisasterAssistance.gov.
Find a new Opportunity
Companies are extending new opportunities to those who are displaced from their employment. Many business outlets are completely gutted to ashes.
Highering Talent will post all such jobs on its job search portal and send suitable opportunities through email and other alerts. You may request your volunteering contacts to sign up the career portal for regular updates.