California Wildfire Relief Efforts
Firefighters are finally gaining ground on the 17 devastating wildfires raging in Northern California. The deadly fires have killed 40 people and left thousands homeless. Another 256 people are still missing. More than 3,500 homes and other structures have been destroyed, and more than 221,754 acres have burned. Thousands of people are still without power.
More than 8,000 firefighters, 640 police officers, and hundreds of relief workers from all over the state and as far away as Oregon, Nevada, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Arizona, New Mexico, and the Carolinas have been deployed to help with the firefighting efforts. Several members of ICSAVE are among those presently assisting with the disaster relief and firefighting mission. Given the magnitude of these numerous events, we recognize the need is greater than ever before. For those not directly affected by this tragedy, we encourage you to give to the relief effort.
The American Red Cross is accepting donations to help with the California wildfire relief effort on its website and by phone at 1- 800-RED CROSS. To the brave men, women and children affected by this calamity, you are in our thoughts and prayers. From our ICSAVE Family to yours, we will NEVER forget you nor ever leave you BEHIND!