How the Kardashians, Lady Gaga and More Celebrities Are Reacting to the Tragic California Wildfires
As fires blaze across California — the Hill and Woolsey fires in Southern California and the Camp Fire in the northern part of the state in the Sierra Nevada foothills — thousands of homes have been destroyed, at least 25 people have been killed, and countless others have been displaced by the flames.
Organizations like the Red Cross and the Humane Society are all looking for donations, but some unexpected companies have stepped up, like Airbnb. Hollywood's offering up help, too, with A-listers urging their followers to lend a hand any way they can.
VIDEO: Wildfire Spreads Throughout Ventura County, California
Here's how you can help out.
Airbnb hosts in the Ventura area are helping out by offering free lodging to displaced survivors. From November 8 to 20, relief workers and those who have lost homes can check out the more than 800 properties and find a place to live while they wait for the fire to get under control. More homes are being added all the time, so the number of hosts keeps growing. Check out how you can put your rental up for the cause or how you can look for lodging at Airbnb's website.
More traditional organizations, like the Salvation Army and California Volunteers, are looking for donations. They're making sure that first responders and victims get food and shelter. Kris Jenner posted a photo to her Twitter feed of Khloé heading to the pharmacy to get supplies. Things like resealable bags, energy drinks, face wipes, and more are all needed on the front lines. To learn more about where to drop off supplies or donate, check out Caring Choices, California Volunteers, and the Salvation Army Ventura Corps.
If you're not in the area, but still want to donate, the Red Cross is making it easy. The charity is offering up shelter and emotional support for those fleeing the fires. To help the cause, visit RedCross.org or send "REDCROSS" to 90999 via text message to make an automatic $10 donation.
Google and Facebook are also gathering donations online. Facebook has partnered with Global Giving and Google has linked with the Center for Disaster Philanthropy. People reports that Lady Gaga asked her followers on Twitter to help first responders, writing that firefighters, police, and emergency workers are true heroes.
Alyssa Milano, who had to evacuate, is asking for donations on behalf of the California Fire Foundation.
E! reports that Will Smith, Guillermo del Toro, and Rainn Wilson also posted about their evacuation plans in addition to Gaga and the Kardashians.
"So I'm going up to a higher place to take a look out at the fire," Smith told his followers. "We're about eight miles from it, we haven't been told to evacuate just yet."
Some stars have already lost their homes. Gerard Butler posted from the ruins of his house, which burned down completely. "Returned to my house in Malibu after evacuating. Heartbreaking time across California," he wrote.
Camillle Grammer also lost her home.
Miley Cyrus tweeted that her house was destroyed. "My house no longer stands but the memories shared with family & friends stand strong," she wrote.
Celebrities from the worlds of film, TV, and music are asking for help in any way possible, hoping that their followers can do what they can.
Some celebrities are even making financial contributions to aid in wildfire relief efforts. E! reports that actress Sandra Bullock has made a $100,000 donation to the Humane Society of Ventura County support the care of evacuated animals in the California wildfire.