Dear Cal State LA Community,
The Camp Fire and Woolsey Fire have burned over 238,000 acres and destroyed hundreds of homes within LA and Ventura county. We are sending our condolences to all those affected by all the fires in California and our sister campuses who are directly impacted by these events . We are truly grateful to all the brave firefighters and first responders putting their lives on the line for the safety of the community. As the fire rages on and the air quality worsens, we advise students living close to the fire areas to please follow the evacuation orders set by their city and to wear protective gear to protect them from hazardous, unhealthy air. If you are willing to help with the efforts or make a donation pertaining to the fire, please contact the Red Cross or your local fire station. For more information on how to support, please check the following links:
Red Cross: https://www.redcross.org/donate/donation.html
Los Angeles Fire Department Foundation: http://supportlafd.org
California Community Foundation: https://www.calfund.org/wildfire-relief-fund
Humane Society of Ventura County: https://www.hsvc.org/donate
California Fire Foundation: http://www.cafirefoundation.org/programs/supplying-aid-to-victims-of-emergency
Message from the Cal State LA President:
The recent wildfires have devastated parts of our county and state. We grieve with those who have lost loved ones, homes, and communities in this horrible tragedy.
I'm sharing an opportunity for our community to assist our sister campuses that are impacted by the fires: Chico State, Channel Islands, and Sonoma State.
California State University, Channel Islands: https://www.csuci.edu/giving/causes/support/ekho-your-heart.htm
Sonoma State University: http://www.sonoma.edu/
If the fires have impacted you, please know that psychological assistance is available through the Employee Assistance Program. If someone you know is experiencing difficulty, please share this information with them.
Our Golden Eagle community is compassionate and caring. Let's share our compassion with the victims of the fires.
William A. Covino