After a week of living under this "pyrocumulous" mushroom cloud, our friends at LA Now have put together a useful guide for helping out. It's worth pointing out that fire season has just begun, so donations made now will continue to help your neighbors this year. A few ways to help:
· Cash. LA Now says charitable donations need cash more than anything else for food, counseling and relocation services.
· Animal food, litter, crates and blankets. (Via the Pasadena Humane Society)
· Volunteers. But get ready to get trained. Shelter workers can get trained in a day and then can be on call for this fire and future emergencies.
Donations can be made to the following organizations:
Potential volunteers for the Red Cross should call (866) 548-8226. Financial donations can be made by calling (310) 445-2685 or online at www.redcrossla.org
For donations and volunteering at the Salvation Army, call (800) SALARMY or go online at: www.salvationarmy-socal.org
Goodwill Southern California has 100 locations that can be found by calling (888) 4GOODWILL or (888) 446-6394, or by going online at www.goodwillsocal.org
The Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA is at 361 S. Raymond Ave. in Pasadena. The society can be reached at (626) 792-7151.
[Image by LA Times reader Alex]
· Want to help in the fire effort? Here's how [LA Now]