Southern California Wildfire Relief Resource Page
The Bobcat Fire started on September 6th at 12:21 PM. The fire is located near the Cogswell Dam and West Fork Day Use area. Current acreage burned is 115,796 acres.
Hard work by the firefighters over has increased containment up to 92%. Crews will continue to actively monitor and patrol active areas of fire. For the past few days, this interior island north of Mt. Wilson has produced a large amount of smoke and it will continue to consume internal acres within the control fire lines. The containment line is not threatened with this internal burning and fire crews are in this area to monitor for possible spotting.
Due to the positive fire containment achieved in the last week, resources have begun to be released from the incident to allow them to shift firefighting efforts to other critical needs throughout the state. The Angeles National Forest, CIIMT 11 issued their final report on this fire on October 5th 2020.
Affected residents are receiving support around matters including; property tax relief, cleanup, repair and rebuilding information, mental health resources and help with replacing lost or damaged legal documents.
The immediate needs of those affected by the wildfires are great, and the recovery process will be long and difficult in communities throughout the state. The list below contains links to information and local resources for those affected as well as to organizations providing immediate and long-term relief. It will be updated as more information and resources are available.
Wildfire Relief Fund
- California Community Foundation has supported the immediate relief efforts and long-term recovery of wildfire-impacted communities since 2003 with its California Wildfire Relief Fund.
- The Center for Disaster Philanthropy offers a California Wildfires Recovery Fund that helps communities prepare for and recover from wildfires.
- The California Fire Foundation provides direct financial assistance to fire victims with its SAVE Fund and also helps firefighters and their families who have experienced losses from wildfires through the California Firefighters Benevolent Fund.
- The Latino Community Foundation operates a Wildfire Relief Fund to support Latino-led grassroots organizations helping families displaced by the current wildfires across all the state of California.
- Women’s Foundation of California: Relief and Resilience Fund is supporting those most at risk including cisgender, trans women and gender nonconforming people, families living in poverty, people of color, elders, undocumented individuals, differently abled people, and those affected by gender-based violence.
- The Red Cross Los Angeles Region provides access to shelter locations, evacuation updates and safety information for residents of L.A. County.
- 211 L.A. County provides timely access to emergency, health and human service information and referrals for L.A. County residents.
- L.A. County Fire Department provides information on shelters, mandatory evacuation orders and other safety information.
- The State of California’s Guide to Disaster Assistance Services for Immigrant Californians provides information on health, housing, emergency supplies, employment and other services available to all Californians, regardless of their immigration status.
- The California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services connects residents with a wide range of services and programs targeted specifically at those who have been affected by wildfires.
- TheFederal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) provides emergency medical, housing and other types of assistance for those affected by disasters.
When supporting relief organizations, consider marking your gift as general operating support. By doing so, you enable the organization to both respond to current disasters and be prepared for those that may arise in the future. Visit CCF’s disaster giving page for more tips on how to maximize your impact when giving to disaster relief.
Contributions to the California Community Foundation represent irrevocable gifts subject to the legal and fiduciary control of the foundation’s board of directors. This charge will appear on your credit card statement as a payment to “Calif Comm Fdn – CCF”. In addition, California Community Foundation incurs a third-party administrative fee of 2.7 percent for credit card contributions. The foundation will charge the fee directly to the individual fund.