The Dixie Fire in California, the second largest in the state’s history, has burned nearly 490,000 acres, more than 14,000 acres in the last 24 hours. The blaze has destroyed more than 890 structures and more than 16,000 remain in its path. Nearly 10,000 people have had to leave their homes due to the fire.
The American Red Cross is working around the clock to help people impacted by this massive wildfire. Find out more here.
HOW YOU CAN HELP Support people affected by disasters like fires and countless other crises by making a gift to Red Cross Disaster Relief. Your gift enables the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from disasters big and small. Visit redcross.org, call 1-800-RED CROSS, or text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation. For those interested in specifically helping people affected by the Western wildfires, we ask that they write “Western Wildfires” in the memo line of a check and mail it to their local Red Cross chapter with the completed donation form.
Financial donations are the quickest and best way to help those who need it most. Donations of clothing and household items divert resources away from our mission — whereas financial donations can be used right away to directly help those affected. In all cases, due to health code regulations, the Red Cross cannot accept donations of homecooked meals or food items not prepared in a commercial kitchen.