Thousands of people have been evacuated around north San Diego County in the wake of massive wildfires, and it looks like it's going to get worse before it gets better. The Santa Ana winds are finally starting to die down, but we're still dealing with triple digit heat. My family and I are safe, but I have many friends who have been evacuated (even some who have been evacuated twice). School districts across the county have also shut down, and California State University San Marcos has cancelled their commencement ceremonies. So if you're looking for a way to help, I've come up with a few places you can donate. There is, as always, the Red Cross, who are helping to support both firefighters and evacuees with essentials. There are also a huge number of displaced animals in need of help. The Helen Woodward Animal Center was forced to evacuate their shelter and is also helping to support other evacuated animals. The San Diego Humane Society is also helping evacuated pets. I'll keep an eye out for other ways you can lend a hand.
Update [5/15, 5:23 PM]: 10 News San Diego is currently hosting a phone bank to benefit the San Diego Red Cross. You can call 619-237-6309 to donate.