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How to Help Victims of the California Wildfires

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Want to help those affected by the California wildfires? Here are six organizations you can support in bringing relief to those affected.


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“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength. The second is this: Love your neighbor as yourself. There is no commandment greater than these.”—Mark 12:30-31

We are heartbroken over the fact that so many of our friends and families have been affected by the wildfires roaring throughout the state of California.

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In shocking disbelief, the three fires that roared through California the “Woolsey fire,” “Camp Fire” and “Hill fire” are not yet under containment. Statewide there are more than 1,300 persons still missing. The death toll has risen to 75 persons with no sign of stopping its upward trajectory. Over 1,000 homes and businesses have been destroyed, and over 200,000 acres in counting have burned between the three fires.

Imagine your home burning to the ground within hours, only able to have grabbed essentials after receiving little to no warning to evacuate. This is the story of countless families, now homeless and in need of our help. We rally around our community—those in these extremely adverse circumstances—and we hope you’ll join us!

Here are six organizations you can support now to help:

  1. American Red Cross is providing both shelter and emotional support for evacuees. You can visit RedCross.org, call 1-800-RED-CROSS or text REDCROSS to 90999 to make an automatic $10 donation. Click here for more information.
  2. The Humane Society of Ventura County is accepting animals evacuating from the Hill and Woolsey fires. You can also donate directly to the organization.
  3. The United Way of Greater Los Angeles is accepting donations to its Disaster Relief Fund. They’re partnering with United Way of Ventura County.
  4. The Salvation Army Ventura Corps is accepting donations going towards California wildfire relief.
  5. The Los Angeles Fire Department Foundation supports the first responders fighting on the front lines of the wildfires. Click here for more information.
  6. GoFundMe Campaigns—there are many funds circulating that directly help those affected by these wildfires. Click here for a trending list of campaigns.

As many families and cities in the state rebuild, there is still hope. Partner with one of these organizations and help get these communities back on their feet. We are staying in continual prayers for our neighbors affected by these fires.

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“They will rebuild the ancient ruins and restore the places long devastated.”—Isaiah 61:4