Our September Gift - California Wildfire Relief

The donations from the month of September are going towards helping with the California wildfires that are destroying parts of the state right now.

We are proud to be partnering with California Fire Foundation as they have been helping tremendously with the relief efforts from the devastating effects of wildfires.

Oct 31, 2019 | Blog

Our September Gift – California Wildfire Relief

First of all, we just want to say THANK YOU to each and every one of you that supports DollarFund. We couldn’t do what we do without you and we are so thankful each of you have chosen to partner with us. This month, we are putting your donations towards the work for relief from California wildfires and the impact it is making as the fires are destroying parts of the state.

As you know, California has many wildfires that are very large, powerful and hard to stop. There is currently a devastating wildfire in California which is driving many away from the area as they flee the wildfire and left behind their homes to seek safety. The impact and devastation of these wildfires affect the people in these areas deeply and it takes time for the people, community and cities to recover. We are heartbroken for all the loss and devastation that is taking place in California and we are happy to partner with California Fire Foundation as they work to help with the wildfires in CA.

We are so excited to partner with California Fire Foundation and support them in their efforts to help the wildfires and help the state restore after the devastating effects and aftermath. DollarFund is happy to support them as they help the victims, firefighters and communities that have had to deal with this terrible disaster. California Fire Foundation is a nonprofit organization, that has made it their mission to provide relief to those affected by Californian wildfires. They are always quick to respond and go to the site of wildfires to help those effected and we are grateful for the work that they have done and are continuing to do in California.

The California Fire Foundation administers a variety of programs that provide assistance to the victims, firefighters, and communities that are affected by natural disaster. These programs support various needs throughout the aftermath of a natural disaster, ranging from immediate assistance to long-term recovery. Programs included in the wildfire relief efforts include the following:

  • Immediate Assistance for Victims: The California Fire Foundation’s Supplying Aid to Victims of Emergency (SAVE) program brings immediate, short-term relief to those who have lost their homes as a result of fire and other natural disasters throughout California.
  • Assisting California’s Firefighters: Thousands of California firefighters work tirelessly for our communities, day in and day out.  When catastrophic wildfires or natural disasters strike, many of our firefighters remain on the front lines, even as their own homes are lost. The California Firefighters Benevolent Fund, a program of the California Fire Foundation, provides assistance and support to firefighters who are displaced or impacted by fire or natural disaster.

  • Long-Term Wildfire Relief: Following the unprecedented devastation of the wildfires of 2018, the California Fire Foundation saw the need to provide ongoing, long-term support to the communities affected by disaster. While an immediate influx of funding may flood into communities in the days and weeks following the disaster, the recovery efforts take years to be completed. In order to give continued support for the California communities that have been affected by wildfire over the last several years, the California Fire Foundation has created a grant program for the organizations that are working on the ground in impacted areas. By working closely with these organizations to assess ongoing need and effective funding strategies, the Foundation is providing a continued line of support to the Californians who are still living with the impacts of devastating wildfires.

  • Community and Foundation Support: During fast-moving and chaotic disaster situations, the California Fire Foundation provides funds to organizations giving direct relief to affected communities. By collaborating with other nonprofit groups and community organizations through grants and other financial support, the Foundation is able to give additional assistance to California communities that are in the midst of a disaster.

You are a part of helping these relief efforts in California as they help the state and its beautiful people recover from the devastating aftermath of these wildfires. Your $ is doing so much because it is being paired with thousands of other $’s to make a difference and help others! T.E.A.M. – Together Everyone Accomplishes More. Remember to be share DollarFund with your friends, family, and network! All it takes is $1 to help change the world!

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