For 2018 Wildfire Survivors across California, the American Red Cross has allocated $27 million in direct financial assistance. With this support, our aim is to empower survivors to prioritize their own recovery needs.
With the financial assistance portion of our recovery program now closed, the American Red Cross has turned its attention to our Community Recovery Program. With $11 million committed to this program, we work locally to provide grants to non-profit organizations supporting wildfire survivors. This phase of our recovery program prioritizes the most vulnerable survivors in communities with the fewest recovery funding and service resources. These populations include low-income households and communities, seniors, children, people with disabilities and access and functional needs, those who were not eligible for Red Cross individual grants, and those who lack access to the full range of recovery resources from the Federal government.