Deadly and devastating wildfires are burning out west, forcing hundreds of thousands of people to evacuate; there are as many as 100 large fires raging throughout the west which have burned more than 5 million acres in the past few weeks and destroyed countless homes and communities.
The Red Cross has mobilized a massive relief effort across these states to ensure that our neighbors have food, shelter and comfort.
ABC stations up and down the west coast are rallying together to help those families in need by hosting this Day of Giving for Western Wildfires.
We are using our newscasts on Thursday, Sept. 17 to present local stories about those impacted by the wildfires and mobilizing our community to raise money to help those families in need.
We need your help.
Help people affected by the western wildfires by making a donation today at redcross.org/abc or by calling 866-499-GIVE (4483)
Here's what we've raised so far: