Critical wildfire weather continues today in California where thousands of people have already been forced from their homes by wildfires in the northern and southern regions of the state. The American Red Cross is there, working with government and community partners to provide shelter, food and comfort for people forced to leave their homes.
In northern California, the Kincade Fire has scorched more than 76,100 acres and is about 30 percent contained. Meanwhile, in southern California, the Tick and Getty Fires continue to burn near Los Angeles. As many as 100 homes have been destroyed, tens of thousands of people have been evacuated, major roads are closed, thousands are without power and the fires threaten thousands of additional structures across the state.
HOW TO HELP The Red Cross depends on financial donations to be able to provide disaster relief immediately. You can help people affected by disasters like wildfires and countless other crises by making a gift to Red Cross Disaster Relief. Your gift enables the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from disasters big and small. Visit redcross.org, call 1-800-RED CROSS, or text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.