Giving Compass’ Take:
• Southern California Grantmakers lists resources for donors on how to assist those affected by the Woolsey and Hill wildfires in the southern part of the state.
• Relief in the wake of a disaster usually starts at the community level; there are many local organizations and resources here to note for those who want to help.
Our thoughts go out to our members, partners, friends and everyone impacted by the the Woolsey and Hill fires. We will keep this page updated with information that could be helpful in responding appropriately to these disasters that are forcing thousands of people to evacuate their homes. With strong Santa Ana winds, the Woosley Fire has burned through over 8,000 acres in Los Angeles and Ventura counties between Thursday night and Friday morning. The Hill Fire, just a few miles from the Borderline Bar and Grill in Thousand Oaks, CA, where there was a mass murder two days ago, is quickly spreading.
How to Help
United Way of Greater Los Angeles set up a Southern California Disaster Relief Fund. United Way Fund are used for longer term needs, and particularly targets low-income communities. United Way works with the Domestic Workers Alliance to help identify those who lose employment when a home is damaged.
Ventura County Community Foundation has set up a Disaster Relief Fund to support the immediate and mid- to long-term needs of those impacted by the fire.
The SUN Fund (Sudden and Urgent Needs Fund), through the Ventura County Community Foundation, provides relief funds for organizations responding.
Ready Ventura County has relevant funder information.
Read the full article about how to help those impacted by the California wildfires at Southern California Grantmakers.
Disaster Relief is a complex topic, and others found these selections from the Impact Giving archive from Giving Compass to be good resources.
Are you ready to give?
In addition to learning and connecting with others, taking action is a key step towards becoming an impact giver. If you are interested in giving with impact for Disaster Relief take a look at these Giving Funds, Charitable Organizations or Projects.