Miley Cyrus Among Those Who Lost Homes in California Wildfires
By Sierra Marquina
November 12, 2018
"I am one of the lucky ones. My animals and LOVE OF MY LIFE made it out safely and that's all that matters right now,” Cyrus wrote on social media, confirming her shared home with fiancé Liam Hemsworth burned down in Malibu. “My house no longer stands but the memories shared with family and friends stand strong. I am grateful for all I have left. Sending so much love and gratitude to the firefighters and L.A. County Sheriff's department!"
Cyrus, along with celebs including Robin Thicke, Camille Grammer, Caitlyn Jenner, and hundreds of other residents, have lost their homes.
As of Sunday night, the Woolsey fire had spread to 85,500 acres and is about 15 percent contained.
To help the victims of the three major wildfires – Camp, Woolsey and Hill – that have engulfed the state of California and killed at least 25 people, see below:
American Red Cross workers have set up temporary shelters and food sites across the state. Donate to the efforts by visiting redcross.org or texting REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation. Donors can even specifically request their monies go towards California relief efforts by writing the specific disaster name in the memo line of a check made out to the organization.
The Los Angeles Fire Department Foundation supports the first responders fighting on the frontlines of the wildfires. They are currently requesting donations to put towards hydration backpacks for the firefighters.
The CCF Wildfire Relief Fund supports immediate recovery efforts for major California wildfires, as well as long-term preparedness efforts.
The United Way of Greater Los Angeles is partnering with United Way of Ventura County to collect donations for its its Disaster Relief Fund.
The Humane Society of Ventura County is accepting animals evacuating from the Hill and Woolsey fires. You can also donate directly to the organization or purchase items like food and toys through their Amazon wish list.
Baby2Baby is working to get high-need items to children affected by the ongoing Camp, Hill, and Woolsey fires in California. Help them supply diapers, wipes, blankets, and other basic baby essentials to families in need by purchasing from their registry.
Airbnb's Open Home Program facilitates connecting those displaced by natural disaster with people who can open up their homes in the area. The accommodations are free. So far, over 700 homes have been opened to evacuees in Ventura County.
California Volunteers, a state office that manages volunteer programs in California, has created a list of services and donation options to help victims affected by the Camp, Woolsey, and Hill fires. Use this list to find information about making donations and volunteering.