Ways to Help the Victims of the Latest West Coast Wildfires
As record-breaking fires burn across the West Coast, Glitter has listed resources to help those who have been affected.
On Wednesday, it was stated that at least seven people are dead as a result of wildfires that have spread over two million acres of land throughout California, Oregon, and Washington.
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown predicts that “This could be the greatest loss of human lives and property due to wildfire in our state’s history.” And California Gov. Gavin Newsom expressed how real climate change is, and urges for voters to vote.
These pictures cry out for change. CA has invested more in wildfire prevention than any time in our history. Enacted bold climate policies. But it’s not enough.
We must do more. We need action at EVERY level. CA cannot do this alone.
Climate change is REAL.
So please — VOTE. pic.twitter.com/ev6jd0Adky
— Gavin Newsom (@GavinNewsom) September 10, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has added to the stress of the fires. Evacuee’s fear for outbreaks at shelters, and it has led to fewer inmate firefighters assisting with rescuing efforts.
The fires across the West Coast are just the latest examples of the very real ways our changing climate is changing our communities. Protecting our planet is on the ballot. Vote like your life depends on it—because it does. pic.twitter.com/gKGegXWxQu
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) September 10, 2020
People all over are sharing eerie clips of what the sky looks like in affected areas.
Here’s what the sky looks like in Oregon today due to wildfires.
— Going Off-Topic (@offtopicvideos) September 9, 2020
The scary images show the true scarcity of these fires that are devastating the West Coast.
— Robert Birnbach (@robertbirnbach) September 9, 2020
Here is a list with links of resources on how you can help:
If you are able to, please help those in need, everything counts.