Happy Friday how are you? I’m doing well, just about to start my work day and head out. For me it’s just a typical Friday, I’ll go to work, maybe grab some Starbucks then home to go to sleep in my bed. Unfortunately for many Friday isn’t a typical day and it probably won’t be for a while. You see for many they don’t have a job to go to, no longer can afford to just grab a Starbucks and their bed has been lost along with their homes and everything else in their lives. These are the victims of the 2018 California wildfires.
The 2018 California wildfires have been some of the most destructive fires in history. Burning acres of land, destroying many homes, burning down an entire town and even killing over 40 people. The fires have been burning for days now and while countless firefighters fight to try to contain it, the fires continue. Even though these fires are thousands of miles from where we live here in Sacramento they are effecting us as well. With our air quality so bad that all schools have been shut down in and around our surrounding areas. The air is currently so bad that our kids cannot go outside and many are walking the streets with a mask. Stores like Lowe’s and Home Depot have even started passing out mask for free. But the quality of our air is nothing in comparison to what these innocent people are going through. So I’ve decided to do something to help and you can too.
With countless ways to help you may not know how or where to start so below, I have listed some ways you can help the victims of the California fires.
California Community Foundation:
North Valley Community Foundation:
California Fire Foundation:
Orville Hope Center:
This one is very near to my heart because I have kids of my own. Little ones are so helpless and this organization is amazing.
Check with your local bank to see if any donations can be made. My bank is currently taking donations through the ATM machines.
North Valley Animal Disaster Goup:
LA County Animal Care Foundation:
Humane Society Of Ventura County:
Remember before donating to anyone always make sure to do your research. Know where your money is going and who it’s going to. Make sure your source is reputable!
Spread the word to all your friends, family, co-workers, neighbors anyone who can donate. $1, $10, $20 anything helps. Social media is huge these days so spread the word via Instagram, Facebook or Twitter if you have a blog write about it if you have a podcast or YouTube broadcast about it! There are many more places to volunteer and donate that’s not on my list many different foundations and organizations even Air bnb. If you guys know anyone taking donations or any other ways to help please feel free to share them with everyone in the comments below.
Thank you, guys. My heart is with my home state. God bless California.