MOTIVATION | THE CALIFORNIA FIRES

It’s no secret that we have a serious love affair going with California. It’s always been a dream to live there, and our thoughts are on the best coast now more than ever. With the deadliest fires in history raging on, destroying hundreds of thousands of acres and homes and displacing hundreds of thousands of people and and animals, it’s hard to sit here in NYC and not do anything. Luckily, there’s been a quick call to action, and there are very simple ways you can assist the efforts there from wherever you happen to be sitting right now.

American Red Cross
They’ve opened shelters across the state to help those who have been displaced. They also have set up an online registry so that people can find their loved ones. You can also send a quick $10 by texting REDCROSS to 90999. 

California Community Foundation’s Wildfire Relief Fund
They are raising money to provide help rebuilding homes and providing financial help for those who need medical or mental health treatment.

Feeding America
Feeding America is working with food banks throughout California to provide assistance and emergency supplies.

Global Giving
The goal of this fund is to raise $1,000,000 to provide relief to people impacted by the fires in the form of emergency supplies like food, water and medicine, in addition to longer-term recovery assistance to help residents recover and rebuild.

The Los Angeles Fire Department Foundation
Sending aid for first responders who are fighting these fires. They are looking for donations to buy supplies to support these brave men and women.

Baby2Baby has started a registry you can easily purchase from which provides diapers, wipes, blankets and other basic baby essentials to families in need.

Go Fund Me
The’ve compiled a list of campaigns to help everyone affected by the fires.

AirBnB
Their Open Homes project allows homeowners to mark their homes as a place for evacuees and aid workers to stay for free.

Charity Navigator has also compiled a list of trusted organizations raising funds for relief and support for the wildfires.