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California Wildfires

This fund offers support to victims from the 2018 California Wildfires.

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California Wildfires

The Challenge

Over 150,000 acres burned in the Camp Fire wildfire in the northern part of California. It turned into the most destructive in the state’s history and one of the most deadly. Another 88,000 acres were been scorched in Southern California by the Woolsey and Hill fires.

The Solution

"Sending money is almost always the most efficient way to help in a disaster", according to the Center for International Disaster Information, part of the United States Agency for International Development.

Donate to wildfire relief today and help the California wildfires.

Our partners

The 5 Nonprofits

100% of your donation to this fund will go directly to these nonprofits.


California Fire Foundation

This organization is on the ground distributing financial assistance to people who have lost everything in the fires. Through its emergency assistance program, firefighters distribute pre-paid gift cards to help those who need to purchase necessities like food, medicine and clothing.

Ventura County, CA

Humane Society of Ventura County

This nonprofit is accepting donations to help animals displaced by the Woolsey and Hill Fires. It is taking in domestic animals, such as dogs, cats and birds, as well as livestock.

Chico, CA

North Valley Community Foundation

This nonprofit in Chico is raising money to support organizations that are sheltering evacuees of the Camp Fire. These could include churches, fairgrounds and community centers, said Logan Todd, a foundation spokesman.

Northern California

United Way of Northern California

This local chapter of the national nonprofit has established a disaster relief fund to offer emergency cash and help to people who have lost their homes, according to a news release.


Wildfire Relief Fund

For 15 years, the California Community Foundation has offered aid to those affected by wildfires. The Wildfire Relief Fund supports intermediate and long-term recovery efforts for major California wildfires, as well as preparedness efforts.

Meet the creator

The New York Times

Nonprofits selected by The New York Times in "How to Help Those Affected by the California Fires" on November 11, 2018.

We evaluated the nonprofits referenced in the article to create this fund on ALMA. 100% of your support will go directly to the featured nonprofits.

Read the full article here.

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2 days ago - @hsvc_ojai

If you are at the Strawberry Festival this weekend, stop by the Stella and Chewys booth between 12-4pm and see some HSVC dogs available for adoption! We are located near the Yellow Gate and in the big red Stella and Chewys booth. #castrawberryfestival #stellaandchewys #ojai #ventura #oxnard #hsvc #shelterlove #event

2 days ago - @hsvc_ojai

Congratulations to beautiful Azalea who was adopted by Laura this morning! Azalea was surrendered to the Humane Society of Ventura County when she was just 7 weeks old and will now get to spend her life in a wonderful new home!#hsvc #ojai #humanesociety #shelterlove #kitten #kittensofinstagram #adoptdontshop

3 days ago - @hsvc_ojai

Chloe is a very charming little Chihuahua, who loves hanging out with people. This sweet girl is just one year old and was surrendered to the Humane Society last month when her owner could no longer keep her. She has lived with cats and she loves to play with other dogs. She’s been mostly an indoor dog, and she’s working towards being housebroken. When she’s adopted and gets a regular routine, she will figure it out fast! Chloe is very playful and she loves toys and treats. She will be a very special dog for the family who adopts her. She’s ready for her next home, so stop by and ask a staff member to introduce you! Thanks @victoriapearsonphotographer for the cute photo! #hsvc #ojai #humanesociety #bnw #bnwphotography #shelterlove #portrait #portraitphotography #chihuahua #chilove

3 days ago - @hsvc_ojai

Hooray for Devon, now Wallace, on his lovely new home with Tina! #hsvc #ojai #adoptdontshop #puppy #puppiesofinstagram #happilyeverafter #shelterlove

3 days ago - @hsvc_ojai

🐱💛CALLING ALL CAT LOVERS!💛🐱The Humane Society of Ventura County is in the process of upgrading the cat-friendly furniture inside our indoor and outdoor Cat and Kitten rooms at the Shelter in Ojai. We have partnered with Kuranda USA in helping outfit the cat areas with their Cat Towers which are heavy duty, stylish and can be disinfected. These will replace all the traditional carpet-based cat trees that were in the lobby and patios which cannot be disinfected when they become soiled. With your help, we can fulfill our desire to replace the furniture through Kuranda’s ShelterBeds Donation Program which provides new Cat Towers at a discounted price. Follow the link to our wish list of exact items at specific colors and sizes ideal for our cat areas. Or, if you’d rather DONATE through our site, the money collected will go towards purchasing the needed Cat Towers. Last year we partnered with Kuranda USA in replacing all of the dog beds at the Shelter with tremendous success. Thank you for helping us help the cats in our care! If you would like to buy a discounted cat tower directly from Kuranda and have it shipped to the Shelter please visit our website at (link to donation page is in our bio). By donating to the HSVC, you'll be part of a community of people who are making a positive impact on the lives of animals in need in Ventura County. The Humane Society of Ventura County is a private nonprofit organization animal welfare organization dedicated to the protection and adoption of homeless animals throughout Ventura County. With the help of many volunteers and continued financial support through donations, memorials, and sponsorships we will continue to work towards improving the lives of animals in need. Have a purr-fect weekend and thanks for your support! #kuranda #cat #hsvc #ojai #ojaivalley #ventura #humanesociety #shelterlove #sheltercat #catoftheday #catsofinstagram

3 days ago - @hsvc_ojai

Tomorrow is almost here and we hope to see you all at this year's Strawberry Festival, May 18th, and May 19th. The HSVC is partnering with Stella and Chewy's to bring some of our dogs to the event! We will be at their booth with dogs from 12pm-4pm on both days for the public to meet and fall in love with. Stella and Chewy's booth will be located near the Yellow Gate. This event is fun for all with great food, unique vendors, fun rides, and so much more. The HSVC will also have information on our upcoming events, volunteer opportunities, disaster preparedness, and more. Come and enjoy this weekend at the Strawberry Festival #event #strawberryfestival2019🍓 #strawberry #hsvc #dogs #ojai #ventura #oxnard #camarillo #venturacounty #shelterlove #stellaandchewys #CAStrawberryFestival

3 days ago - @calfund

@northvalleycf is an anchor for #ButteCounty, standing strong to weather the destruction left behind by the #CampFire. See how they're helping the #Paradise community navigate the #recovery process: #ButteStrong #FeatureFriday #WildfireReliefFund

3 days ago - @norcalunitedway

Just because tax day was April 15th, doesn’t mean you can’t still file your taxes or claim the CalEITC!

If you are at least 18 or older and made $16,750 or less you may be eligible for this tax credit.

Visit or call United Way (530) 241-7521 extension 109

4 days ago - @hsvc_ojai

Lucy is a four-year-old spayed Cairn Terrier mix who came to the Shelter in March after being surrendered to our Humane Officers by her owners. Lucy is looking for the perfect family that has the patience and love to give her a safe and happy home where she can grow into the happy and confident dog she longs to be. Lucy will need to be adopted by a family committed to socializing and training her, as well as taking her for regular sessions with a groomer to keep her coat nice and fluffy. Come meet Lucy at the Humane Society of Ventura County! Thank you @victoriapearsonphotographer for the great shot! #hsvc #ojai #bnw #bnwphotography #shelterdog #dogoftheday #

4 days ago - @norcalunitedway

2-1-1 NorCal needs some help! Check our Facebook page for all the details!

California Wildfires


Julia Jacobs, The New York Times

How to Help Those Affected by the California Fires

Three wildfires in California have displaced hundreds of thousands of people and destroyed thousands of homes. So far, 44 people have died.

As of Sunday morning, 117,000 acres had been burned by the fire in the northern part of the state, called the Camp Fire. It has turned into the most destructive in the state’s history and one of the most deadly. Another 98,000 acres have been scorched in Southern California by the Woolsey and Hill fires.

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