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Disasters: Looking for a way to help?

August 28, 2017

More than a dozen deadly wildfires have burned across California, threatening residents, homes, and much more. If you’re looking for a way to support relief efforts, you can donate cash through the American Red Cross.  Phone (800) RED-CROSS.  Or donate $10 by texting the word REDCROSS (all caps, one word, no spaces) to 90999. Your carrier’s message and dates rates apply, don’t text and drive.

Join us in supporting those in need go to https://www.redcross.org/entercomsac-pub to donate.

 

As thousands have been forced from their homes due to the amount of rain and floods from the hurricanes, organizations are asking for help with a relief effort to help those being displaced. 

The RED CROSS has set up a way to donate to victims by simply calling 1-800-HELP-NOW (435-7669)
Neighbors 4 Neigherbors is helping rebuild Florida donate here.

Direct Relief provides medicines, supplies and equipment to those effected by disaster and poverty. Call (805) 964-4767 or visit Direct Relief to donate now.

People are cautioned to check the charity before donating to make sure the charity is legit. The Center for International Disaster Information recommends checking with a charity monitoring organization like GiveWell, Charity Navigator, Charity Watch, or the Better Business Bureau before donating.

Also, Sunday, October 1 is day that will live in everyone’s memory. If you or a family member were affected by the mass shooting at the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival in Las Vegas, help and resources are available through the California Victim Compensation Board. The program covers funeral and burial costs, medical bills, counseling, lost wages and more. Information is available at 1-800-777-9229 or at victims.ca.gov