San Luis Obispo Community Support for California Fires
Our neighbors to the north and south of San Luis Obispo have been greatly impacted by major fires. In Ventura and Los Angeles Counties the Woolsey Fire has burned more than 97,000 acres and in Butte County the Camp Fire has burned more than 135,000 acres.
The level of caring and empathy we are seeing from our Central Coast community to help those in need is truly one of the defining aspects of San Luis Obispo.
Ventura, Los Angeles and Butte Counties recommend the best way to support those affected is with monetary donations through local community foundations or the Red Cross.
- Community Foundation of San Luis Obispo County: Disaster Support Fund
- Community Foundation of Ventura County
- North Valley Community Foundation (Butte County)
- Red Cross
These incidents are also a reminder of our responsibilities as a community and as individuals to be prepared for emergencies before they strike. The City has a disaster preparedness program ensures that City staff can provide appropriate relief and rescue services following major disasters. Residents, however, should be prepared to be self-sufficient for up to 72 hours following a disaster and have household emergency plans such as Ready, Set, Go.
Read more about Community Emergency & Disaster Preparedness here.