California Disaster Resources
- Ventura County Community Foundation has set up a Disaster Relief Fund to support the immediate and mid- to long-term needs of those impacted by the fire.
- The SUN Fund (Sudden and Urgent Needs Fund), through the Ventura County Community Foundation, provides relief funds for organizations responding.
- United Way of Ventura County has set up the Thomas Fire Fund and has formed a strategic partnership with the American Red Cross of Ventura County and the Ventura County Sheriff's Office of Emergency Services.
- Ready Ventura County has relevant funder information.
- The Salvation Army Ventura Corps is asking for donations of food and water.
- The child-focused organization, Baby2Baby, has started a registry so that people can send diapers, formula, blankets and other supplies to those displaced by the wildfires.
- The local VOAD’s (Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters) are on the front line of response organizations. VOADs help local responding and support organization connect and collaborate on efforts.
- Ventura County has set up the Ventura County Recovers website. The website is intended to guide residents through the recovery process, regardless of the size of their loss.
Los Angeles County
- The Red Cross of Los Angeles County provides shelter locations, evacuation updates and safety information to those threatened by the fires.
- The Los Angeles Fire Department Foundation has a fund to support the First Responders.
- The California Community Foundation's (CCF) Wildfire Relief Fund supports intermediate and long-term recovery efforts for major California wildfires, as well as preparedness efforts.
- View resources from CCF about the current fires in Southern California.
- Check information from the local authorities in Los Angeles County and the City of Los Angeles
- United Way of Greater Los Angeles has set up the Southern California Wildfire Fund to support victims of the fires in Los Angeles County.
- Catholic Charities of Los Angeles is raising money to help with fire relief efforts and for the victims.
- The Community Foundation of the Valley has set up a Disaster Relief Fund to help with immediate and long-term needs for fire victim in the San Fernando and Santa Clarita valley communities.
Santa Barbara County
- The Santa Barbara Foundation is providing access to information on resources and is coordinating closely with government officials and the Santa Barbara County Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (SBC VOAD). The Foundation also set up the Community Disaster Relief Fund.
- Santa Barbara County has set up an emergency response page and has a page with the latest Thomas Fire information and updates.
- Direct Relief is donating 100% of designated funds to victims of the wildfires. Donate money for supplies online and make sure you direct your donation to " Southern California Wildfires."
- CAUSE - Central Coast UndocuFund is a collective effort to ensure that undocumented immigrant individuals and families impacted by the Thomas Fire and/or the Montecito Mudslides have the support they need. Unlike other natural disaster victims, undocumented immigrants do not qualify for assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), disaster unemployment benefits or other public safety net programs. To make a tax-deductible donation, please contact Maricela Morales.
- The Nonprofit Resource Network (NPRN) has a list of resources
- The California Governor's Office of Emergency Services has statewide wildfire recovery efforts and resources information.
The California Fire Foundation's Supplying Aid to Victims of Emergency (SAVE) program brings immediate, short-term relief to victims of fire or other natural disaster throughout California.
- The California Fire Foundation also supplies emergency support to departments and families of firefighters killed in the line of duty and provides educational assistance to the children of fallen firefighters through the California Firefighters Endowment and Daniel A. Terry Scholarship program.
- Donate to the American Red Cross in support of the “California wildfires.”
- The Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation is providing direct support to burn victims, survivors, and first responders.
- Change a Life Foundation has awarded $50,000 grant for case management needs.
- The Actors Fund is providing direct financial assistance to people all across the state affected by fires. The eligibility requirements focus on people who have earned money in their craft(s) for at least five years in any of the main disciplines: radio, TV, film, music, opera, dance or theater. All for performing arts and entertainment.
- The Entertainment Industry Foundation created a relief fund to aid firefighters and displaced residents.
- No Kid Hungry California has resources to help kids affected by the California wildfires
- The California Bar Foundation also has set up a fund to support legal aid (and related) community organizations serving clients affected by the California fires.
- The Disaster Philanthropy Playbook is a compilation of philanthropic strategies, best practices, and lessons learned.
- The National Fire Protection Association has provided Fire Materials for People with Disabilities.
- Blue Forest Conservation is building partnerships with the public sector to provide innovative financing solutions for wildfire prevention and forest protection.
- Community Partners has A Guide to Helping Friends and Neighbors Recover and Rebuild After a Major Disaster.
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