The Wine Country Marines are a California Non Profit, dedicated to the support and care of our Nations Veterans, and Military Service Members. Our members draw no salaries, and 100% of all donations received are used for the cause as intended by the donors.
We are working with the VA Healthcare System and Veterans Service Officers to identify Veterans of all ages and generations that have been impacted by the fires currently raging, and there are a great many that live throughout the Northern California area, many of whom are being directly impacted by the fires, losing homes, jobs and everything they own.
Donations will be used for clothing, food, water, blankets, hotel costs, gift cards for gas and other necessities. All recipients will be status confirmed by the VA or VSO and our staff.
Amid a scorching heat wave that is now in its second week, hundreds of wildfires are burning across California forcing tens of thousands of people to evacuate. As of Friday, blazes threatened homes across the state and blackened city skies, as firefighters were struggling with containment.
At least six people have died and 33 are injured.The state is battling about two dozen large complex fires, Gov. Gavin Newsom said Friday. In total, 560 fires are raging in the state – about 200 more than previously reported as officials discovered more blazes.
Newsom confirmed 5 deaths have associated with the fires. Separately, a Pacific Gas & Electric utility worker was found dead Wednesday in a vehicle in the Vacaville area Wednesday.In the past week alone, fires have charred over 1,200 square miles across the state, according to Cal Fire. That's about 350 square miles less than the size of Rhode Island.
Most of the activity is in Northern California – where fires have chewed through brushland, rural areas, canyon country and dense forest surrounding San Francisco.Two of the fires there are now the 7th and 10th largest fires in state history, having burned as much as 300 square miles each, Cal Fire said.