Los Angeles is burning.
Thousands of lives are in drastic danger caused by a gradual rise in temperature; climate change is taking effect. Catastrophic wildfires have been rampaging all throughout Southern California. Here is a list of ways to assist.
Support your local firefighters.
These heroes risk their lives every single day to save and protect those who would suffer a great lot more without their aid.
You can support/donate/join/volunteer with the links below.
The information provided below was scavenged from an article on The Tribune by Lucas Clark.
THOMAS FIRE FUND
Created by the Ventura County Sheriff's Office of Emergency Services, American Red Cross of Venture County, and the United Way of Ventura County.
Donations can be made by calling (805) 485 6288, by texting UWVC to 41444 on United Way of Ventura County’s website, or a mailed check paid out to “Thomas Fire Fund”, 702 County Square Drive, Suite 100, Ventura, CA 93003.
This online crowd-funding platform has created a website with various campaigns to help those in need through the fire and flames.
HUMANE SOCIETY OF VENTURA COUNTY
300 animals have been rescued since Monday, December 4th.
Additionally, the Humane Society has created a registry wishlist on Amazon.com with supplies for the diverse group of animals currently being cared for.
Cash donations may also be made through their website.
Salvation Army VENTURA CORPS
ESTABLISHMENTS IN NEED OF SUPPLIES/FUNDS
Reptacular Animals Ranch hosts over 500 animals from farm familiars to exotic wildlife. Thankfully, all animals, homeowners and staff escaped safely, but the buildings including there structures that housed the animals, and home of the owners were entirely destroyed. To rebuild the facilities, they are asking for item donations that can be dropped off at 7438 Farmdale Ave, North Hollywood, CA, between 9am-7pm, or email reptacularAnimals@gmail.com to work out a specific drop-off time if needed.
Direct donations can also be made at the following feed stores in person or by phone:
Henco - 11025 Fleetwood St, Sun Valley, CA 91352
9am-5pm (Ask for the manager Kay)
Phone: (818) 767 5273
Hemme Hay & Feed Inc - 43719 Sierra Hwy, Lancaster, Ca 93534
Phone: (661) 942 7880
Monetary donations can also be made through their GoFundMe campaign page.
"(1) Contact your insurance companies. Most will cover hotel stays, apart from the usual coverage.
(2) Call your credit card companies and have the last 3-6 months of your purchases reimbursed back (get a police report that testifies you are a fire victim).
(3) If you are renting and are a minor, your parents’ home insurance may cover your belongings.
(4) Call your chain retail stores and see what they can offer to fire victims."
There are evidently quite a bit of scams and 'fake charities' floating about. Further research is likely a beneficial choice of action determining these factors.
As for me, I ain't no fireman, but I got a guitar and I'll do what I can.
Here's a rain song I wrote. Hope it helps. 🌧️
From a surprise concert at Elderberries Threefold Cafe's new stage. No microphones, no amps, no cables.
Thanks for listenin'.