Southern California Wildfire Relief
Amid dry conditions and record high temperatures, the 2018 wildfire season has disrupted communities throughout Southern California. In Los Angeles County, the Charlie Fire burnt nearly 3,400 acres in the area east of Castaic. As of October 1, the fire was 100% contained.
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.
- The CCF Wildfire Relief Fund supports intermediate and long-term recovery efforts for major California wildfires, as well as preparedness efforts.
Los Angeles County
- Cal Fire offers current information on major fires across the state, including evacuations, road closures, containment and maps of maps of affected areas.
- The Red Cross of Los Angeles County provides provides shelter locations, evacuation updates and safety information to those threatened by the fires.
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.