California residents need help after tragic wildfires

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California residents need help after tragic wildfires

The wildfires in northern California cause destruction which results in a lot of money being spent to pay for damages. People have donated money, food, clothing, personal hygiene and first aid items to help the victims recover.

The wildfires in northern California cause destruction which results in a lot of money being spent to pay for damages. People have donated money, food, clothing, personal hygiene and first aid items to help the victims recover.

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The wildfires in northern California cause destruction which results in a lot of money being spent to pay for damages. People have donated money, food, clothing, personal hygiene and first aid items to help the victims recover.

Used with permission: Wikimedia Commons

Used with permission: Wikimedia Commons

The wildfires in northern California cause destruction which results in a lot of money being spent to pay for damages. People have donated money, food, clothing, personal hygiene and first aid items to help the victims recover.

Nicole Prus, Staff Writer

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Recently there was a devasting wildfire in Northern California, resulting in many lives lost. There needs to be action to help all the victims that are suffering economically and emotionally.  

According to U.S. News & World Report, the death toll from Northern California’s devastating camp fire rose to 86 as of Dec. 12, and 3 people are still listed as missing after the blaze, state officials said. There needs to be awareness and vigilance to help find these unaccounted people.  

According to AIR CRE, in 2017, California state agencies spent close to $1.8 billion fighting wildfires that killed dozens and destroyed thousands of homes and businesses. Every time a wildfire occurs a tremendous amount of money is spent to repair all the damages caused. 

The cost of home insurance is outrageous because the prices are increased by a lot; therefore, it needs to be lowered so people can recover from the destruction. Although homes can be replaced, memories cannot be. Many photographs were lost in the fire, especially old ones.  

Not only humans are victims from the fires but also animals are victims as well. Scientists have tracked a young mountain lion which they believe died in the fire that took place in the Santa Monica mountains. 

It is important for the animals to have habitats because they will soon become extinct if they have no home to go to. People should donate to the humane society of Ventura County and Los Angeles County Animal Care Foundation which the two websites are https://www.hsvc.org/donate and https://lacountyanimals.org/way-to-give/disaster-relief/ 

Ways to help the victims of the California wildfires are to make donations to the American Red Cross, Los Angeles Fire Department Foundation, Global Giving, United Way and Caring Choices, which is Northern California’s Emergency Volunteer Center. A great website that accept donations for the wildfire disaster is https://www.redcross.org/about-us/our-work/disaster-relief/wildfire-relief.html 

Also, people can participate in adopt a family which is where money is donated to the family that a person would be matched with. Many people have helped Florida recover from hurricanes in the past, especially recently when Hurricane Michael happened, so it is Florida’s turn to help California. 

 

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