There has been an overwhelming amount of people wanting to help and donate to the victims of the Camp Fire. With major wildfires still roaring out of control in California, several organizations and individuals are stepping forward to help those affected by the fire.
Here's how you can help:
ABC10 and HeartThreads are partnering on California Giving, a relief effort to salute the heroes of the wildfires and shine a spotlight on those in need through Global Giving’s Fire Relief Fund. Global Giving is a well-established organization renowned for their processes around vetting charitable organizations. Their Fire Relief Fund will distribute raised funds to organizations like North Valley Community Foundation, California Fire Foundation, World Central Kitchen and Jake's Diapers. For more information about Global Giving and the Fire Relief Fund, please click here.
AT&T and the American Red Cross are partnering to help. You can choose to donate to "California Wildfires" or other causes at, or by texting "CAWILDFIRES" to 90999.
The North Valley Community Foundation is accepting monetary donations to help fund services for victims.
The Salvation Army is also taking financial donations. There are a few ways you can donate: Go to gosalarmy.org or call 1-800-SAL-ARMY (1-800-725-2769). You can also mail donations to:
- The Salvation Army
- PO Box 348000
- Sacramento, CA 95834.
Make sure to specify that you want your donation to go to Camp Fire aid.
Donate clothes, food, etc.
In a tweet, the Placer County Sheriff’s office shared the numbers of resources in Chico, Oroville, Yuba City and Gridley, to help fire victims.
These shelters at the fairgrounds and the Salvation Army in Chico are primarily looking for gift cards to large stores (Walmart, Target, etc.), restaurants and Visa gift cards for gas.
Butte County Fairgrounds in Gridley said they were so overrun with donations and would prefer people to call next week so they can give better knowledge as to what they need.
The non-profit Baby2Baby said it was working to get items like diapers and other essentials to children affected by the fires. You can help by purchasing items off of its registry.
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Contributing: Associated Press, Redding Record Searchlight, TEGNA Staff