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Building Hope: Emergency Relief Aid for Woolsey Wildfire Survivors

News     |    November 28, 2018 by Tzu Chi USA


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The Woolsey Fire broke out near Simi Valley on November 8, and, over the following two weeks, it consumed an estimated 96,949 acres in Los Angeles and Ventura counties. This devastating fire took three lives, and burned an estimated 500 homes and 1,841 structures within these communities.

Today, it is fully contained, but dense smoke from the fires has been smothering parts of the state making the air unhealthy to breathe. According to Purple Air, smoke from California's wildfires caused northern parts of the state to record the worst levels of air quality in the world. Thousands have been rendered homeless or are displaced as a result of this destructive natural disaster.

November Updates

When news struck of the Woolsey Fire igniting in Southern California, Tzu Chi Relief team was immediately working to be at the ready to mobilize in order to provide critical financial aid and emotional support to impacted communities. Together we will help them rebuild their communities and their lives.

What You Can Do: Hope Heals

Join our global mission to heal with the power of hope. Help us reach our goal of assisting 10,000 families whose homes have been completely destroyed by the Woolsey Fire with a 1-to-1 match from 10,000 donors just like you. A donation of $500 will help a family of up to two, $600 will help a family of up to four, and $800 will help families of five or more members.

Small contributions will go a long way. Your generous donation will spark hope in survivors, and ensure their journey to recovery will be a swift and successful one. All donations made will directly aid these families via cash cards from Tzu Chi USA.

Together let’s create a universal movement of hope, love and kindness to ease the suffering of these survivors.

Register for Aid

If you are affected by the Woolsey or Camp Wildfires, register online today for emotional support and financial aid resources from your Tzu Chi family. You don’t have to fight alone.


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