California wildfires have ravaged our state over the last week. So many faculty, staff and students have been affected by these natural disasters, especially those from Butte College, Moorpark College, and Ventura College.
The following are some community college wildfire relief efforts that you can donate to:
Working with the state Chancellor's Office and affected colleges, the Foundation for California Community Colleges has linked to local college giving opportunities and created a state-wide relief fund that can be accessed at the Foundation website. Funds raised will help community college students replace critical supplies like laptops, cell phones, books, backpacks and other essential materials in order to continue their education. Staff and faculty who have lost their homes will also be eligible for relief funds. Funds will be distributed through local community college foundations.
As of last count, over 130 Butte College faculty and staff have lost their homes in the Camp Fire, the deadliest in California's history. Reports are still being collected on how many students were affected. Two GoFundMe accounts have been set up to help the victims: