Drone flyover shows Camp Fire destruction in Paradise
This story was updated Nov. 15 to remove listings for material donations. Shelters are reporting that they are overwhelmed and the focus is now on monetary donations.
The Camp Fire has killed dozens of people, destroyed thousands of homes and structures, and displaced thousands of Butte County residents. The full scope of its destruction is yet to be seen, but the community needs help.
Here are some ways you can best support evacuees.
- Butte County Emergency Services is using Caring Choices in Chico to coordinate emergency volunteers, which says it has received an outpouring of volunteers. Caring Choices suggests those wanting to help donate money or supplies from the list below.
- Caring Choices is accepting monetary donations here: http://www.caring-choices.org/wild-fire-donations.html
- The Red Cross and AT&T are partnering up: text CAWILDFIRES to 90999 to make a $10 donation.
- The Salvation Army: https://deloro.salvationarmy.org/del_oro/camp-fire-response
United Way of Northern California Relief Fund: To donate text BUTTEFIRE to 91999, or visit https://www.norcalunitedway.org/civicrm/contribute/transact?reset=1&id=2 and select “Camp Fire Relief”
Santa Barbara-based Direct Relief has donated more than 100,000 N-95 breathing masks, the group says. It has also made other shipments of emergency breathing equipment. Donations at https://www.directrelief.org/emergency/california-wildfires/
GoFundMe has created a roundup of campaigns to raise money for victims at https://www.gofundme.com/cause/californiafires
The Islamic Center of Chico is taking donations to purchase cash cards to distribute to Paradise wildfire victims: https://www.launchgood.com/project/camp_fire_victim_relief_fund#!/