The Woolsey Fire has now been contained to about 10%. 23 have died. 177 homes have been destroyed. Our President blames the state of California for being “grossly mismanaged”.
The Entertainment Industry Foundation is accepting donations for its fire relief fund, which will support firefighters, first responders, and those affected by the wildfires currently ravaging in three separate areas of California.
The fund was first set up in response to last year’s wildfires. Back then, three beneficiaries were selected: the Los Angeles Fire Department Foundation, which provided hydration packs to firefighters and night vision goggles to helicopter pilots; L.A. Kitchen, which fed first responders and victims in shelters; and the Humane Society of Ventura County, which helped more than 300 displaced animals. This year’s beneficiaries, which will receive 100 percent of donations, will be selected as needs are assessed.
Donations to EIF’s fire relief fund, part of the organization’s overall crisis response program Music for Relief, can be made at musicforrelief.org/fire.
RESIDENTS: A Red Flag warning is in effect through Tuesday night.
We pulled some of the most astonishing images as folks leaving the evacuated area shared photos on social media: