California Fires – Organizations involved in recovery and relief efforts

Fires by Aaron Draper
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Silicon Valley Community Foundation has compiled a list of organizations working in both Northern and Southern California to support relief and recovery efforts for the Camp Fire in Butte County and the Woolsey Fire in Los Angeles and Ventura Counties.

  • American Red Cross: The ARC is providing information, resources for displaced individuals and has updated information on response and needs in both Northern and Southern California.

  • Caring Choices: This Chico nonprofit has become a hub for organizing volunteers to help those affected by the Camp Fire. Volunteers are assigned a variety of duties, including caring for displaced animals and, for those who are certified doctors or nurses, offering medical care. Caring Choices is seeking monetary donations to support operations.

  • Enloe Medical Center: This 298-bed Chico hospital is the site of multiple Camp Fire evacuation centers. It is accepting donations for patients and families who have been displaced.

  • Humane Society of Ventura County: This nonprofit is accepting donations to help animals displaced by the Woolsey and Hill Fires. It is taking in domestic animals, such as dogs, cats and birds, as well as livestock.

  • North Valley Community Foundation: This Chico nonprofit is raising money to support organizations that are sheltering evacuees of the Camp Fire, according to Logan Todd, spokesperson for the community foundation.

  • Salvation Army: At both ends of the state, the Salvation Army is providing meals and shelter in local churches, fairgrounds and a community college.

  • United Way of Greater Los Angeles: This local United Way branch is raising money for those affected by the Woolsey and Hill Fires, specifically to help low-income residents.

  • United Way of Northern California: This local chapter of the national nonprofit has established a disaster relief fund to offer emergency cash and help to people who have lost their homes