What are the best donation services to help California wildfire victims?

asked by Michelle Ward
75 contributors
8 solutions
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    #1GoFundMe

    GoFundMe
    GoFundMe is a personal online fundraising website that allows individuals, groups, and organizations to rais funds for all sorts of projects and charities.
    Websites

    Free- 7.9% plus $0.30 per donation

    Lisa Hughes
    Written on November 13, 2018
    "I don't live in California myself but I am absolutetly devasteated by the tragedy caused by series of wildfires and I want to donate what i can. Gofundme makes it easy for me to donate money to the victims and gives more information on how i can help."
  2. 15

    #2American Red Cross

    American Red Cross

    The American Red Cross is an organization dedicated to preventing and relieving suffering, in the US and around the world. On their website, you can find information to donate, volunteer, and more.

    Websites

    Free

    Randy Webb
    Written on November 13, 2018
    "i texted red cross and i was able to donate $10 to the victims of the california wildfire. i'm very busy at work that is why i urge my sons to volunteer in red cross to help."
  3. 10

    #3Airbnb

    Airbnb

    Airbnb is an online marketplace where users can find vacation rentals, homes, tourism experiences, and places anywhere in the world. The site and mobile application's members can utilize their services by booking or offering rooms or homes. 

    Websites

    Free

    Hannah Sandoval
    Written on November 13, 2018
    "This is a great way to help evacuees. I've set up my place for free so that they can stay there and keep safe."
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    #4California Community Foundation Wildfire Relief Fund

    California Community Foundation Wildfire Relief Fund

    The Wildfire Relief Fund was opened by the California Community Foundation (CCF). It has raised 5 million dollars to support relief after the California wildfires through employment assistance, mental and medical health care, etc.

    Websites

    Free

    Philip Weber
    Written on November 13, 2018
    "The wildlife fund is actually worth donating to because i could really see the effort of the foundation to help most if not all of the victims of the cali wildfires."
  2. 4

    #5Salvation Army Ventura Corps

    Salvation Army Ventura Corps

    Salvation Army is a movement that provides to help those in need with a mission to cure hunger, overcome poverty, provide shelter, and share God's love. Through the Salvation Army, non-perishable food items can be donated to those in need.

    Websites

    Free

    Bruce Hunt
    Written on November 13, 2018
    "If donating food is what you want to do for the victims of the cal wildfires, the salvation army is really reliable to do just that. They were very approachable and I was able to forward my food donations without any problems."
  3. 4

    #6Los Angeles County Animal Care Foundation

    Los Angeles County Animal Care Foundation

    The Los Angeles County Animal Care Foundation is a non-profit organization that provides animals affected by the wildfires shelter and relief. The organization is accepting donations through their Noah's Legacy Fund.

    Websites

    Free

    Jacob Alexander
    Written on November 13, 2018
    "How can we forget about our precious animals who have no means of communicating with us humans? Please, we need to save them as much as our fellow human beings. I have already donated to this fund because they provide animals shelter and care."
  4. 4

    #7Direct Relief

    Direct Relief

    Direct Relief is a leading medical relief organization, active in all 50 states and over 80 countries, with a mission to improve the health and lives of people affected by poverty or emergencies – regardless of politics, religion, or ability to pay. 

    Websites

    Free

    Margaret Little
    Written on November 13, 2018
    "It won't take 5 mins to donate to the victims of this tragic incident. so please if you see this, direct relief is the fastest way to do it."
  5. 3

    #8California Fire Foundation

    California Fire Foundation

    The California Fire Foundation is a non-profit organization owned and operated by California Professional Firefighters that aims to supply aid to victims of emergency such as wildfire through their SAVE program.

    Websites

    Free

    Virginia Chen
    Written on November 13, 2018
    "I'm not 100% sure how the SAVE program works just yet however I saw the video and I saw that it is really efficient in bringing relief to victims, i will try it."

Summary

Best What are the best donation services to help California wildfire victims
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1GoFundMe Websites 22 Free
2American Red CrossWebsites 15 Free
3AirbnbWebsites 10 Free
4California Community Foundation Wildfire Relief FundWebsites 5 Free
5Salvation Army Ventura CorpsWebsites 4 Free
6Los Angeles County Animal Care FoundationWebsites 4 Free
7Direct ReliefWebsites 4 Free
8California Fire FoundationWebsites 3 Free
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