California fires: How to help victims of Woolsey Fire, Hill Fire in greater Los Angeles

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As the Woolsey and Hill fires burn throughout the greater Los Angeles area, several organizations have boots on the ground and special programs supporting relief efforts. Here's how you can make a difference for those who need it most:

Donate, volunteer with the Red Cross

Those who wish to make cash donations to support Red Cross relief efforts can do so on the Red Cross website or over the phone by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS. You can also text CAWILDFIRES to 90999 to make a $10 donation.

The Red Cross accepts applications for volunteers on its website. Volunteer work ranges from phone calls, data entry and client registration, to shelter support and supply replenishment.

Donate to the Ventura County Community Foundation

The Ventura County Community Foundation has established the Hill Fire/Woolsey Fire Sudden and Urgent Needs Effort Fund to support the immediate needs of community nonprofit organizations serving those affected by the wildfires.

Donate cash or supplies to the Humane Society of Ventura County

The Humane Society of Ventura County is open for those who have been evacuated and are in need of sanctuary for dogs, cats, horses or other domesticated animals. They said they are in need of 40-gallon horse water troughs and horse electrolytes. Supplies donations can be dropped off at the shelter at 402 Bryant St. in Ojai.



Those who cannot bring supplies to the shelter can make cash donations on HSVC's website.

Donate to the United Way of Greater Los Angeles

Those wishing to support the United Way of Greater Los Angeles's wildfire relief efforts can make a cash donation to the organization's Disaster Relief Fund on its website. The organization's relief efforts focus specifically on helping homeless and low-income individuals recover after fires and other natural disasters in the area.

Make a cash donation to the Los Angeles County Animal Care Foundation

The County of Los Angeles Department of Animal Care and Control has opened multiple shelter sites to take in animals displaced by the fires. You can make a cash donation to the Los Angeles County Animal Care Foundation's Noah's Legacy Fund to support the department's disaster relief efforts.

Donations will be used to fund food, shelter and medical care for dogs, cats, horses and other domesticated animals sheltered during a disaster.

Donate to the Los Angeles County Fire Department Fire Foundation

The county fire department is helping battle the destructive Woolsey Fire in Los Angeles and Ventura counties.

To donate to the foundation, visit www.lacfdf.org/donate/.

Donate to the Los Angeles Fire Department Foundation

The Los Angeles Fire Department Foundation provides private funding to the Los Angeles Fire Department when the city can longer do so.

Donations to the organization will help get equipment and supplies, training and outreach, and fund youth programs.

The LAFD is also one of many agencies assisting in the fight against the Woolsey Fire.

You may donate by clicking here.

Donate to the Ventura County Animal Services

Ventura County Animal Services said it has volunteers and supplies but is most in need of cash donations to its disaster relief fund, which can be made on its website.

Support the Salvation Army Ventura Corps wildfire relief fund

The Salvation Army Ventura Corps is accepting cash donations to support wildfire relief efforts. The organization will use funds raised to provide food, shelter and other personal necessities victims and first responders in impacted areas.

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