California Wildfires

The worst wildfires in California’s history have broken out in Butte, Ventura and Los Angeles counties. To date Camp Fire has destroyed the city of Paradise in Butte County, and is spreading further into the county. The Woolsey and Hill fires in Ventura and Los Angeles counties are impacting communities from Calabasas and Thousand Oaks to Malibu. Hundreds of thousands of people have been evacuated; 50 are confirmed dead, with several hundred missing.

In response to these fires, United Way of Northern California, and United Way of Greater Los Angeles in coordination with United Way of Ventura County, have established emergency relief efforts to help those impacted.

If you would like to help:

United Way of Greater Los Angeles and Ventura County Regional Fund:  www.unitedwayla.org/en/give/disaster-relief-fund/

Northern California United Way Fund for the Camp Fire:  www.norcalunitedway.org/camp-fire

These efforts are being bolstered by an outpouring of support from the corporate and entertainment communities. Lyft activated its Round Up and Donate program to benefit the two relief funds and 2-1-1. Lyft will continue this program for the remainder of this year. Additionally, a number of entertainers have opened their homes to residents displaced by the fires, and others, like Britney Spears, are using their social media platforms to promote the relief funds. We are grateful for this testament to the caring power of communities.

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