California Fire Donation Resources

Major Fires
Woolsey Fire

Woolsey Fire (click for larger image)

It was just over a year ago that fires swept through northern California wine country.  We posted a link to various resources.  Now the fires are back.  The two largest are the Camp Fire in Butte County and the Woolsey Fire in Malibu.  There are many others.  Normally the winter rains would have started by now.  Not this year, our bad luck.  This is our very unofficial guide to California fire donation resources.

Camp Fire

Camp Fire (click for larger image)

If you’re not familiar with California geography, CALFIRE has an excellent interactive map.

People have been asking how they can help.  As of 6 pm Sunday November 11, many locations have run out of space for donations of food, blankets, and other goods.  We advise giving money, the most fungible of all products.

The list below is actually a meta-list.  These are four articles that are from reputable sources that list ways you can help.  Assistance in any form is appreciated.

Refinery 29 has the most comprehensive list.

The Sacramento Bee has a good list, focus on the Camp fire.

KTLA in Los Angeles is a good source for the Woolsey fire.

The Orange County Register is also very good.

About the author

Tony Lima has been a California wine fan since arriving in California from the east coast in 1974. He's lived the growth and expansion of the industry first hand. He's seen the fickle California Wine consumer fads pop up and burst... the craze for Zinfandel, then oaky Chardonnay, then Merlot, now Pinot Noir. His day job was Professor of Economics at California State University located in Hayward. (He retired in 2016.) His undergrad degree in chemical engineering (MIT) and his MBA ( Harvard) and Ph.D. Economics (Stanford) are the root of his interest in the Business of Wine. He is a card-carrying member of the AAWE - American Association of Wine Economists.

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