2018 California Wildfires

Publication date: 
August, 2018

Find resources for 2018 California Wildfire disaster relief and recovery.

NOVEMBER 13, 2018: 1:00 - 2:00 PM: California Fires Webinar Briefing with Local Responders and Funders >>
Philanthropy California
 is offering funders an up-to-the-minute briefing on the fires, local and state agency responses, and how to aid local efforts and avoid fraud. Fires in Northern and Southern California are causing deaths and mass evacuations. The Camp Fire, the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in modern California history is only 25 percent contained in the north. 6,500 homes are destroyed and 31 people have died (as of the morning of November 12th). The Woolsey and Hill Fires in Los Angeles and Ventura have sent 265,000 people from their homes and is only five percent contained. In addition to the destruction of 180 homes in Malibu, residents in Thousand Oaks are facing dual tragedies—a massacre at the country music bar, followed immediately by the Woolsey fire.

Center for Disaster Philanthropy

Ventura County Community Foundation has up two funds to support the double tragedies in its community:

United Way of Northern California is accepting donations to assist relief and recovery operations in the wake of devastating wildfires in 2018 this year in Shasta and Butte counties. UWNC is providing emergency cash grants to those who lost their homes; assisting non-profit partners in their provision of direct services to survivors, and providing help for survivors through other United Way activities and programs. Learn more >>

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