Charitable groups responding to the Southern California wildfires are seeking donations to assist residents affected by the disaster.
American Red Cross: Cash donations can be made through www.redcross.org or through a local Red Cross chapter. Information on shelter locations can be found on local Red Cross websites. Information: (800) REDCROSS or (800) 257-7575 for Spanish speakers.
Governor's Office of Emergency Services: Businesses wishing to donate large quantities of goods for distribution to fire victims can call (800) 750-2858 between 8 a.m. and 10 p.m. Pacific time. Volunteers can find more information at the governor's CaliforniaVolunteers website at www.californiavolunteers.org.
United Health Group: Southern Californians coping with the emotional consequences of the fires can call a counseling hotline at (866) 342-6892. The free service provided by the insurance company will be available around the clock for as long as needed.