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Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Devastation in Lake County, California: How can you help?

by Brittany Delaney, Associate Program Analyst

With one of the worst droughts in California’s history, some of the worst wildfires are now sweeping the northern part of the state. Thousands of residents have been greatly impacted and are in a state of panic and sorrow wondering what their next steps will be. Where will they sleep? How will they eat? Will they have to rebuild their lives from the ground up? With the drought being one of the main causes for the start of the fires, there have been other negative weather related impacts making the fires spread quickly and aggressively. Dozens of firefighters are working around the clock to contain the fires. There are many local churches and schools that have set up temporary shelters for those who have either lost their homes or who have had to take part in mandatory evacuations.

Luckily, there is one major charity currently taking all donations and directing the funds towards those affected by the aftermath of the Lake County wildfires. Starting from September 14 through September 30, The United Way of the Wine Country is taking all donations made during this time period and helping those affected by the fires. With your help, the devastation and true sadness hovering over these communities might have a chance of being uplifted by the help of others. 

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