Charity of the week
As wildfires burn across California, the California Community Foundation (calfund.org) is stepping up its efforts to provide immediate and long-term aid. Its Wildfire Relief Fund is issuing grants to support those whose homes or belongings have been destroyed. Grants will be used to help rebuild homes, give financial assistance, provide mental-health and case-management services, and give medical supplies to people affected. In September, CCF pledged an extra $11 million to support the long-term recovery of communities affected by the Camp, Woolsey, and Hill Fires. Since 2003, the charity has granted more than $22 million for wildfire relief and has invested millions more in education, health, housing, and immigration projects in Los Angeles.
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