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Here's how you can help California's wildfire victims

Posted: 3:57 AM, Oct 29, 2019
Updated: 2019-10-29 08:27:42-04
Here's how you can help California's wildfire victims

California's wildfires have forced hundreds of thousands of people from their homes as firefighters battle historically dire conditions . While families scramble to find shelter, several funds have been set up to help evacuees deal with the anticipated damage they'll face when they return to their homes and businesses.

The United Way of the Wine Country set up the Kincade Fire Emergency Relief and Recovery Fund to help victims both in the short and long-term.

Donations to the Community Foundation Sonoma County's Resilience Fund will help pay for a wide array of assistance, from mental health to housing.

The Red Cross has opened multiple shelters while the Salvation Army is providing meals, emotional and spiritual support to evacuees. You can also donate to their efforts.

To support those funds individually or to give to all of the organizations helping out, you can click on the button above or click here .

To check on family or friends living near the Kincade fire in Sonoma County, Facebook has set up their Safety Check here. You can also mark yourself safe if you're living in the area. The Red Cross also has a " Safe and Well List" to mark yourself safe or check on loved ones.

Airbnb is offering temporary, free housing for Kincade fire evacuees through November 7 as part of their Open Homes program that assists victims of disasters. If you operate an Airbnb or need housing, you can sign up here