Hill Fire

Incident Summary

Now that the Hill Fire has been fully contained, we now must begin looking down the long road to recovery for Ventura County The devastation left in the wake of this fire is considerable and will be affecting survivors for years to come. CaliforniaVolunteers would like to thank the companies, foundations, NGO’s and the public for their willingness to step up to help the survivors of this devastating wildfire. There is still a monumental amount of work to be done. Information on how to continue supporting survivors can be found at the links below. We will continue to update this page through the recovery phase.   

 

For more information please visit:

Ventura County Recovers

Statewide Wildfire Recovery Resources

How You Can Help

Financial Contributions

It will take some time to identify specific needs, but financial donations to grantmaking organizations and nonprofit disaster response organizations are the best way to help individuals and families affected by disasters.  As needs are identified, this information will be posted on this website.

CaliforniaVolunteers strongly encourages donors to carefully research charitable organizations prior to donating to ensure that their donated funds will have the desired result. For additional information and easy-to-use tips on avoiding charity scams following a disaster, please visit the California Office of the Attorney General’s Charities website.

https://oag.ca.gov/charities

 

To make a financial contribution to those affected by the Hill Fire, please see the links below:

Temporary Housing

The Airbnb Evacuee Program for survivors of the Hill Fire is now open to those looking for temporary housing.  If you are a host and interested in signing up your home to provide emergency shelter to people affected by these devastating fires, please click the link below for more information.

https://www.airbnb.com/welcome/evacuees/venturacounty

Donated Goods

Please think twice about donating unsolicited goods such as used clothing, miscellaneous household items, medicine, or perishable food at this time. When used personal items are donated, the helping agencies must redirect their staff away from providing critical services to survivors in order to sort, package, transport, warehouse, and distribute items that may not meet the needs of disaster survivors. Cash donations are the best way to help survivors.

 

Volunteering

The outpouring of support from the community to help the survivors of the Hill Fire has been incredible and humbling. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact and affiliate with one of the below organizations:

United Way of Ventura County 

The American Red Cross 

Affiliating with one of these organizations will help to ensure that you are appropriately trained and supported to respond in the most effective way. Above all, please do not self-deploy.