Tens of thousands of people have evacuated their homes to escape the latest fires raging in California.
California has had an unusually active fire season to date, and the worst part of fire season is still ahead. Over 14,000 firefighters are battling 30 significant fires just as mid-August. The destruction and threat to life and livelihoods is huge and sobering. The Carr Fire has burned more than 177,000 acres, claiming 8 lives and destroying 1,599 structures, including 1,077 homes. Another 500 structures are still in danger from this fire alone, and the loss to wildlife is not known. Meanwhile, the Mendocino Complex Fire has become the largest wildfire in state history, burning more than 304,000 acres.
People, pets, and wildlife need your support now!
GreaterGood.org continues to support our disaster–stricken partners and response agencies by supplying cash grants and in–kind donations of vital supplies to bolster response capabilities. We continue to work with animal sheltering teams to help relinquished pets find safe passage to partners as well as provide safe food for them. We continue to support our humanitarian response partners as they provide basic resources for families unable to return home until the danger has passed. As these deadly fires continue their destructive path, we will continue to assist with response and recovery.
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