Donate to Northern California Wildfire Relief
Wildfires in Northern California have decimated entire communities. The fires that started on Oct. 8 have spread to over seven counties and have become the deadliest and most destructive series of fires in California history, claiming the lives of at least 42 people and destroying over 6,000 homes (1)(2).
In the spirit of community building at ShellCon we would like to encourage our attendees to donate to any organization that is actively engaged in Northern California Wildfires relief efforts. You may choose a charity of your choice; however, we’d recommend to follow this advice:
“Before you donate to a charity, make sure you know where your aid is going. The Center for International Disaster Information recommends checking with a charity monitoring organization like GiveWell, Charity Navigator, Charity Watch, or the Better Business Bureau before donating.” (3)
Here are some organizations we recommend:
Salvation Army: https://www.classy.org/checkout/donation?eid=149213
Red Cross: https://www.redcross.org/donate/donation (Select “California Wildfires” from drop-down)
DirectRelief: https://secure.directrelief.org/site/Donation2 (Select “California Wildfires” from drop-down)
Sonoma Humane: http://sonomahumane.org/fire/
Marin Humane: https://www.marinhumane.org/
We’d like to keep track of much our participants donate! Help us by reporting your donation at the Registration Desk. As a small token of our appreciation, we will be handing out one raffle ticket per every $20 dollar donation.