This week Southern California and the Ventura County area have been hit by wildfires, affecting Charlie’s hometown and the homes of his family and friends.

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. All proceeds will go directly to support the hundreds of residents displaced by the fires. Below are a few ways to provide assistance to those in need:

⋅ Text UWVC to 41444 to make a cash donation to the Thomas Fire Fund.

Click here to make an online cash donation to the Thomas Fire Fund via the United Way of Ventura County.

⋅ Telephone the United Way of Ventura County at 805-485-6288 to make a donation.

⋅ Checks with “Thomas Fire Fund” in the memo line can be mailed to 702 County Square Drive, Suite 100 Ventura, CA 93003.

⋅ To support animals in need, please visit the Humane Society of Ventura County and Los Angeles County Animal Care Foundation websites. 

If you live in the Southern California area, you can provide on-site assistance with clothing, supplies and cash donations. Volunteers are also needed. Please click here to learn more.

If you are directly affected by the fires, please click here for the mandatory evacuation areas, shelter locations and additional updates.

Thank you very much for your help!


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