How to help California wildfire victims


Resident Louis Reavis views his burned classic Corvette at his home in Napa, California on October 9, 2017, as multiple wind-driven fires continue to whip through the region. / AFP PHOTO / JOSH EDELSON (Photo credit should read JOSH EDELSON/AFP/Getty Images)

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ANAHEIM HILLS, Calif. — Fast-moving wildfires continue to spread devastation and desperation in Northern California.

So far, the flames have driven more than 20,000 people from their homes. At least 31 people are dead. Authorities in Sonoma County received more than 100 missing person calls.

Continuing Coverage: California Wildfires

Here is how you can help those dealing with the fires, and ways you can get help if you’re in need.

If you live in Northern California, you can volunteer and donate aid through this Facebook page.

The American Red Cross is seeking volunteers to assist evacuees.

The Salvation Army is serving meals at evacuation centers. Donations may be used to provide food and drinks to survivors or support disaster relief workers serving in the area.

Facebook has also activated a safety check-in page.

Meanwhile, Airbnb hosts are offering free rooms to displaced neighbors and relief workers from October 8 to October 30.

Wine County Animal Lovers is offering pet supplies to help evacuees keep their animals with them.

And Direct Relief is providing medical resources to local health centers and clinics.


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