More than 75,000 individuals were evacuated this past fall when fires raged through Sonoma, Napa, and Mendocino counties. One unique way to help is to help out local animal shelters. Wine County Animal Lovers can use your donations to help with treating and finding homes for animals affected by the fire.
This year, the Pacific Northwest suffered terrible fires that ravaged both Oregon and Washington. Many people lost their homes, and national forests were devastated. You can donate to the Northwest Region Red Crossto help victims of these fires.
If you live near the Columbia River Gorge in Oregon, where the Eagle Creek fire destroyed a beloved region for hiking and outdoor recreation, you can find volunteer opportunities with Friends of the Columbia Gorge.
With over 1,500 fires ravaging across the state of Montana this year, the communities could use all the help they can get with rebuilding efforts. 406 Family Aid Foundation helps those who are experiencing economic hardship due to the western Montana fires. Farmers lost their crops, families lost their homes, and people are still trying to sort through the mess. Every little bit helps in these smaller communities.
Are you a local in any of the areas affected by this year’s wildfires? The fires may be out, but organizations still need a helping hand. Connect with local fire stations, animal shelters, Habitat for Humanity, Red Cross branches, churches, and other community groups to see how you can help the victims of these fires.