The 2020 wildfire season has been one of the worst ever seen. Its not over yet. Now more than ever, wildfire donations are needed. Many volunteer fire fighters have worked for two months without compensation. Fire victims are left with nothing. Senior Citizens, on fixed incomes, are giving wildfire donations. Many have lived through one kind of disaster or another. They understand how important help can be.
Senior Citizens Giving Wildfire Donations
There are several different ways that senior citizens are helping those left in need from the wildfires.
- Monetary Donations – These can be made through a variety of organizations listed online.
- Living Space – Apartments, single rooms even motor homes help when a house has been lost. The city would be the best place to go to identify the need.
- Clothing, toiletries, bedding and toys – Items like this can be taken to churches which have been identified as help centers.
- Non-perishable Food – City and neighborhood food banks welcome these kind of donations.
How to Prepare for a wildfire.
If you live in a forest fire zone, there are several steps to take to protect your home.
- Keep grass cut.
- Clear dead limbs and under brush from trees.
- Try to keep 5-10 feet between the tops of trees.
- Cut back limbs that extend close to the house.
- Keep firewood stacked away from the house.
- Store any kind of fuel or flammable substance away from the house.
- Use fire resistant material for outdoor projects around the house.
- If possible, keep a fire dedicated house at each end of the house.
Donations of Any Kind Help
Seniors are often the most generous people in their community. They recognize the value of help.
People who have lived through a wild fire face lots of future challenges. They may need to replace their home. This causes stress because of money, permits, construction and so on. If their home is okay, they may still worry about fire in the future. Furniture and clothes may have to be replaced because of smoke damage. Often appliances, particularly refrigerators, are ruined. Outdoor structures need repair or replacement. When the unimaginable happens and friends and loved ones are lost, life can be overwhelming. Even the loss of pets or livestock must be overcome.
The entire community experiences these things in some way. Seniors have lived through similar things in life. They help. They donate often because they have been helped.
Wildfire donations of any kind bring some amount of relief to someone. Senior Citizens are at the center of the movement to raise all kinds of donations for the victims of this year’s wildfires.