California’s Wildfires Are More Than 20 Times the Size of Binghamton
As of this past Tuesday over 125,000 acres of California have been destroyed by the ongoing fires in California.
The disaster has already been labeled the most destructive fire in the state's history and is one of the most deadly with 44 deaths as of Tuesday.
To put into perspective how much area these fires have destroyed, NBC has set up an interactive comparative map. If the fire had started in the Binghamton proper area, the areas affected would look like this:
Thousands of families have been affected and thousands have lost everything they own.
Here are just a few of the places that are raising funds to help those affected by these awful fires.
American Red Cross: Providing shelters for those displaced by the fire.
California Community Foundation's Wildfire Relief Fund: Offers grants for rebuilding homes and provides financial and mental health assistance.
Salvation Army: Provides meals to shelters with displaced families from the fire.
United Way of Greater Los Angeles: Has established a disaster relief fund for emergency cash and aid to help families who has lost their homes.
Google has also curated a list of links and resources for those looking to help out our neighbors in California.
[via New York Times]