These fires in Los Angeles are insane! If you live here or even if you don't I am sure you are well aware of what is going on.
Should you be here in LA and are potentially in harms way I wanted to share some helpful tips with you incase you have to evacuate.
Bring the following...
- Important documents:
- Estate Plan
- Birth, Death, Marriage & Divorce certificates
- Incorporation Documents
- Bank records
- Computer with charger & other important electronics
- Family photos/albums
- Family heirlooms, jewlrey
Make sure to prepare by...
- Having 1/2 a tank of gas in your car
- Scan important documents (from above) & have a digital copy on your computer
- Portable charger for cell phones
- Light blankets
- Old but useable clothing - socks, underwear, jacket, extra shoes
- Toiletry items
- Medications for a few days
- First-aid kit
- If you have a pet also prepare a bag/pet carrier for them:
- Litter box
- Vaccination documents
When you're leaving your home...
- Close all windows
- Close all doors
- Remove flammable curtains from windows
- Turn off propane gas at tank
- TAKE YOUR PETS!
Info above via Beacon Pointe
If you'd like to help out here are all of the ways you can do so...
Thomas Fire Fund
- The United Way of Ventura County, American Red Cross of Ventura County, and the Ventura County Sheriff's Office of Emergency Services have teamed up to create the Thomas Fire Fund.
- Text UWVC to 41444 to make a cash donation, call 805-485-6288, or go online to United Way of Ventura County's website.
- Checks with "Thomas Fire Fund" in the memo line can be mailed to 702 County Square Drive, Suite 100 Ventura, CA 93003.
The Salvation Army
- The Salvation Army is accepting food and water at the Ventura County Fairgrounds.
- You can donate cash by calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY or visiting the website.
The Red Cross
- The Red Cross of Los Angeles will update its social media accountswith information about volunteer opportunities.
- Make a cash donation on redcrossla.org or over the phone by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS.
The Humane Society of Ventura County
- The Humane Society of Ventura County has taken in over 100 animals.
- Drop off any of the following items at 402 Bryant St. in Ojai: Alfalfa hay, Timothy hay, cat chow, rabbit food, flashlights, headlamps, lanterns, water troughs, bottled water, fruit, snacks, hoses, and power generators.
- Donate food and water for volunteers, or make a cash donation on HSVC's website.
Los Angeles County Animal Care Foundation
- Donate to Noah's Legacy Fund, which provides supplies, training, and equipment to first responders charged with rescuing animals from areas stricken by natural disasters.
- Mail donations to P.O. Box 100515, Pasadena, CA 91189-0515 or through the LACACF website.
Info above via Business Insider
We are currently praying for ALL the victims. Everyone please stay save and vigilant during this scary, tragic time. ❤️