IRUSA was mentioned as a reputable organization for disaster relief efforts in the current California Wildfires. The Camp Fire is largest and deadliest wildfire in California’s history covering as much area as 16 Manhattans. Over 100 fatalities have been recorded and more than 10,500 residences destroyed. IRUSA is among several organizations that is assessing and aiding survivors in California. Citing Islamic Relief’s charity navigator ranking as a top organization, yahoo news urged readers to donate to Islamic Relief’s efforts.
“The California fire season should be winding down by autumn, but it’s alive and well. The Camp Fire largely turned Paradise — a town of over 26,000 — to ashwhile burning fleeing victims alive in their cars. On the other side of the state, in palm tree-laden Malibu, the city posted an urgent, ominous message on Nov. 9 as the Woosley Fire approached:
“Fire is burning out of control, heading into populated areas of Malibu. All residents evacuate now.”
These late-season fall fires — stoked by weather but enhanced by global warming— have taken at least 23 lives. Below are three reputable, vetted ways to help those who have fled or are combating the nation’s latest environmental catastrophe.
Charity Navigator, an organization that evaluates charity programs in the U.S., has provided a list of recommended places to donate. They note that these charities “are confirmed to be working to provide relief to the individuals and communities affected by these devastating fires in Southern and Northern California.”
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