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California United Ways Launch Relief Funds in Response to Devastating Wildfires

In mid-July to August 2018, a series of large wildfires erupted across California, mostly in the northern part of the state, including the destructive Carr Fire and the Mendocino Complex Fire. 

In November, two significant wildfires devastated Northern and Southern California. The Camp Fire broke out in Butte County, Northern California and became the deadliest and most destructive fire on record in the state. At least 85 people perished and the community of Paradise was destroyed. Further south, two other major fires, the Hill and Woolsey Fires, also caused considerable damage. The Woolsey Fire burned about 97,000 acres, according to Cal Fire. It destroyed about 1,600 structures and killed three people, affecting communities in both Los Angeles and Ventura Counties.

In response to the wildfires, United Way of Northern California (Camp Fire), and United Way of Greater Los Angeles – in coordination with United Way of Ventura County (Woolsey and Hill Fires) – established emergency relief efforts to help those impacted. 

  • Camp Fire: To help United Way of Northern California to help victims of the Camp Fire, click here.
  • Hill and Woolsey Fires: To donate to the fund set up by United Way of Greater Los Angeles (in partnership with United Way of Ventura County), click here.
  • To donate to Ventura County, click here.

Questions? Learn more at Disaster Relief Fund FAQs