To help relief efforts, the Rite Aid Foundation has made donations to four organizations:
• American Red Cross Gold Country Region $40,000
• American Red Cross Los Angeles Region $40,000
• North Valley Community Foundation $35,000
• Los Angeles Fire Department Foundation $35,000
“These devastating fires have left absolute destruction and heartbreak across California. Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone who has been affected as well as the brave firefighters who have been tirelessly battling these infernos,” said Kermit Crawford, Rite Aid president and chief operating officer and president of The Rite Aid Foundation. “The Rite Aid Foundation hopes today’s donations provide hope, relief and support as families and residents begin to recover and rebuild their lives.”
Since the wildfires ignited last week, the American Red Cross has been on the ground providing shelter, food and comfort to the thousands of residents forced to flee their homes with little notice.
In response to the overwhelming devastation and loss, the North Valley Community Foundation has established the Camp Fire Evacuation Relief Fund to support the needs of the evacuation centers that opened their doors to support people who lost their homes and are fleeing the fire.
In addition to providing meals for emergency workers and evacuees, the Los Angeles Fire Department Foundation has been providing hydration backpacks for the firefighters working tirelessly to contain the fires.