Hello, I live in Orange County, about 20 minutes away from one of the fires (the one started by arson)
. Thank goodness my home is not threatened. I know and have come across MANY people who have lost everything and others who don't know yet. The people here are in DESPERATE need of money,food, clothing, hygiene items, baby supplies, pet supplies and anything else you can think of. There are several websites that the local newscasters have mentioned that list legitimate charities. www.Charitynavigator.org www.dca.ca.gov
I want to personally thank everyone for keeping us in your thoughts, prayers and hearts
Here are some current numbers about the fires: 13 fires;steady wind gusts 80 mph (some gusts up to 120 mph) 150,000+ acres burned (more then 400 square miles) ; 1,700+ homes burned down; 770,000+ people evacuated; 100+ injuries; between 1-5 deaths: 6 of the fires are 10% or less contained and 4 of the fires are 50% or more contained. These numbers keep rising every hour. PLEASE continue to pray for everyone effected by these devastating fires and the fire fighters who are bravely fighting them. Thank-you again!!!!!