Kim Kardashian Shares Information on How to Help Victims of Southern California Fires
Kim Kardashian West is here to help.
On Thursday, as Southern California continued to be engulfed by a series of wildfires that have forced the mandatory evacuation of thousands, the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star shared a list of organizations that are currently accepting donations to help victims of the devastating blazes.
“How you can help with the horrific fires going on right now,” she wrote on social media, alongside a link to her website.
“My heart goes out to those that are affected by the devastating wildfires in Southern California,” Kardashian West added on her website. “Below are ways you can help!”
“The Red Cross is providing shelter and medical support to help people affected by the wildfires, visit redcrossla.org or call 1-800-Red-Cross to donate” she wrote, providing a link to the Salvation Army, which is accepting donations on its website or over the phone at 1-800-SAL-ARMY.
The mother of two also sharked links to donate to Baby2Baby — an organization which has set up an Amazon Relief Registry, featuring high-need items for babies like diapers and baby formula — and the Humane Society of Ventura County, which has worked to take care of more than 100 animals since the fires began.
Since Monday, at least 180 structures have been destroyed by raging wildfires across Los Angeles and Ventura County. More than 90,000 acres had burned as of Wednesday night, and L.A.’s notoriously traffic-dense freeways have either been shut down or clogged with cars as residents evacuate. More than 1,700 firefighters are on duty in Ventura County to contain the flames, but many aren’t able to enter the area due to the intensity of the fire.
On Wednesday morning, firefighters were faced with a new blaze in Bel Air, a wealthy neighborhood famous for being home to many celebrities. As of now, the residences of Jennifer Aniston, Elon Musk, Beyoncé and JAY-Z are under threat of being affected by the fires. Reese Witherspoon, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jennifer Garner and Harrison Ford own houses that may also be in danger if the flames spread.
Many celebrities and their families have taken to social media to announce their evacuations as high winds from Santa Ana are expected to fuel the flames this week. Lionel Richie announced on Twitter that he was canceling a scheduled performance Wednesday to move his family to a “safer place” to escape the fire.
“Just evacuated my house,” she wrote. “It’s like Donald Trump is setting the world on fire. Literally and figuratively. Stay safe everyone. Dark times.”