Editor’s Note: This post was updated September 15, 2020.
According to CalFire, nearly 16,500 firefighters are currently combatting 28 major wildfires across California. Since California’s fire activity spiked on August 15, 24 people have died and over 4,200 structures have been destroyed.
Northeastern California is back under Red Flag conditions (when the combination of weather conditions is expected to produce a higher risk of fire danger). Stronger winds and lower humidity are forecasted to cause possible fire conditions. Central and southern California, which are experiencing increasingly warm and dry conditions, are also expected to be under increased fire weather conditions.
In response to these devastating California wildfires, organizations are currently mobilizing efforts to aid efforts and serve those in need. Check out these organizations mobilizing California wildfire relief efforts.
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Learn more about these organizations who are responding to the California wildfires.
The Salvation Army aims to meet human need wherever, whenever, and however they can. The organization is providing food, hydration, emotional support, and other services to first responders, survivors, and those who have been evacuated.
Good360 aims to transform lives by providing hope, dignity, and a sense of renewed possibility to individuals, families, and communities affected by disasters or other challenging life circumstances. Their disaster team is working hard to mitigate waste and inefficiencies while assisting victims of these wildfires to return to a normal life.
FirefighterAid provides charitable assistance to firefighters in crisis and raises awareness of firefighter health and safety issues, as well as the impacts they have on their families and communities. They are raising money to give back to those who protect us.
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