Help the victims of the California fires

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Fire is a destructive force. This year has been the most devastating wildfire season on record in California. Dozens are dead and thousands are missing or displaced from ravaged communities. The fires show no sign of stopping as crews of firefighters and volunteers seek to beat them back.

The nonprofits below are working to fight the fire to prevent further damage or help the victims. To make a grant to one of these organizations, contact your philanthropic officer or log into DonorCentral.

  • The Butte County Office of Education created the Schools Fire Relief Fund to provide a one-stop location where individuals or organizations could provide support directly to schools in Butte County. Donors can either specify a specific district or use (textbooks, clothes, etc.) for the funds or make an open donation.
  • Butte Humane Society has been treating burned animals and established a pet pantry to help evacuees get pet supplies for their animals.
  • The California Community Foundation has a Wildfire Relief Fund that supports intermediate and long-term recovery efforts, including rebuilding homes, providing financial and mental health assistance, case management and basic needs assistance.
  • California Fire Foundation gives frontline firefighters prepaid Mastercards to distribute to victims who didn’t have time to pack everything they needed before they were forced to evacuate. Gifts will support victims of the Camp, Hill and Woolsey fires.
  • Del Oro Salvation Army is providing meals, essential items and emotional care for evacuees and first responders.
  • North Valley Animal Disaster Group helps animals, works with law enforcement to take in rescued animals, places animals in emergency shelters and reunites animals with their owners. The organization assists animals of all kinds, including reptiles, ducks, rabbits and horses.
  • North Valley Community Foundation has established the Camp Fire Relief Fund to assist community organizations serving evacuees and first responders. Funds are currently being used to support organizations that are sheltering those affected by the fire, but the Foundation plans to shift to long term recovery when the fire is extinguished.
  • United Way of Northern California has established a NorCal Fire Relief Fund will provide direct cash assistance for survivors that lost their home and assistance to partner agencies in their provision of direct services to survivors.