|Fox 5 San Diego|
Many of you have seen the San Diego fires on the news. The good news is that some of those fires have at least reached a 75% containment, but there many have not. The winds are high and the temperatures are hot, which makes mini firenandos that spread the wildfires to nearby areas. I don’t know all the scientific terms for wildfires, but I do know they are devastating to populated areas. Luckily, we have not yet heard of any harm to persons in the areas where the fires are right now, and we can hope that it will continue to be the case.
I spoke to a friend in the area last night who has fires 3 to 5 miles to both the north and south of her house. Luckily for her, she is out of harms way for the moment, but there is no guarantee. I will continue to check in with her throughout the day. I have many close personal and family friends in the area, and I will worry about them until we reach full containment. This could be days from now.
The question is then what can we do in the meantime?
1. Make a donation to the Red Cross for San Diego
Whether you live near of far, you can make a donation to the American Red Cross to help with the devastation and clean up to the San Diego area. They will provide many necessary services during this time. You can only imagine what a comfort kit means to an evacuated family. The American Red Cross will help provide shelter also to the people evacuated. These important things need donations from people like you and I.
If you live in the area, you can volunteer with the local charities or shelters to help people who have been less fortunate than.
Items they may be looking for: personal hygiene items, dust masks, tents, non-perishable or prepared food, water, and blankets.
You live far away and you cannot donate to the Red Cross or other such charities currently? Well, you can still help by sending out prayers and good thoughts for those affected. It may not seem like a lot, but I can assure you that caring is always a good step.