These LA Fires are devastating and scary! Everyone is very eager to help, but please know, we have been advised by the media and local non-profits to NOT bring items to these area yet. But there is a lot we can do! We will continue to update this as information becomes available.
Another important article on why money is more helpful during times of crisis.
Here’s a message from our friends at Operation Gratitude:
“Thank you so much for reaching out to Operation Gratitude with your continued, generous offer of support! Due to the evacuation of many staff members and key volunteers, we are not participating in disaster relief for victims, but we will, as always be supporting our First Responders.
We are specifically in need of lip balm to include in our Care Pouches that we will be delivering to fire fighters. Please let your participants know that any brand will be great, and to please be sure all lip balms are factory sealed for security.”
Baby2Baby has set-up an online registry through target with the items they need:
Here’s a link to their online Registry at Target.
Red Cross relief efforts
Those who wish to make cash donations to support Red Cross relief efforts can do so on the Red Cross website or over the phone by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS. You can also text CAWILDFIRES to 90999 to make a $10 donation.
Here’s a list of other local organizations that are accepting cash donations.
Please know that the organizations that were collecting items have been inundated and are declining further donations of goods, FOR RIGHT NOW.
We will keep you posted as this changes. If you do know of an organization that is accepting donations, please let us know, firstname.lastname@example.org
We will soon bring everyone together in our South Bay Community and create an amazing collection drive to help those in need. We will keep you posted when we are able to do this.
Please feel free to reach out to us at email@example.com
Thank you all for your incredible generosity in the time of need.
South Bay Mommies & Daddies