The Woolsey Fire, Camp Fire, and Hill Fire continue to burn, destroying property and the lives of thousands. Firefighters from across the country, including the Glendale Fire Department, have deployed personnel and resources to help contain these fires.
While the professionals do their part to restore California, here’s what we could do to help them and victims of the fires.
Donate Goods or Services
Salvation Army Ventura Corps: Donate non-perishable food items to Salvation Army, which is providing food and shelter to victims and first responders.
California Volunteers: Find volunteer opportunities related to the fires.
Baby2Baby: Get high-need items to children affected by the fires. They have created a Target Gift Registry so individuals can help get diapers, wipes, blanket s and other basic essentials into the hands of the families who have lost their homes.
LA United Way
LA County Animal Care Foundation
LA County Fire Department Foundation
The US Center for International Disaster Information notes the most efficient and effective way to help in the aftermath of a disaster is through monetary donations.
“Financial contributions allow professional relief organizations to purchase exactly what is most urgently needed by disaster survivors, when it is needed. Cash donations allow relief supplies to be purchased near the disaster site, avoiding delays, and steep transportation and logistical costs that can encumber material donations. Some commodities, particularly food, can almost always be purchased locally – even after devastating emergencies and in famine situations.”
Glendale Fire continues to provide support wherever they are needed. Glendale currently has 15 personnel on the ground, including strike team leaders, Fire Engines 25 and 29, one water tender, fireline medics, and a fire mechanic.
For information on repopulation, evacuations, road closures, and animal and human shelters for the Woolsey Fire, visit LACounty.gov.