Today we are exited to launch an effort to help people affected by a slow-moving climate disaster: the California drought. Called the California Drought Relief Fund, the campaign will help local organizations doing emergency drought and wildfire relief and recovery.
California is experiencing its worst drought in the last 1,200 years, and more than 95% of the state is experiencing extreme to exceptional drought. Now we are well into the fourth year of the drought, and thousands of Californians have literally run out of water in the Central Valley. Firefighters across the state are deep into an extremely destructive wildfire season.
The California Drought Relief Fund will help fund organizations delivering emergency bottled water, providing temporary household water storage tanks and filling services, as well as longer term projects like connecting houses to municipal water supplies and helping with low-interest loans for wells and other solutions. We’re also supporting firefighters and the people they help who are impacted by drought-fueled wildfires. Read more »