Giving Back: Helping Victims of the Southern California WildfiresBuilding Wealth
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Money Done Right was recently given $100 by the Rockstar Finance Community Fund to “turn it into some joy and happiness for someone who really needs it.”
My mind immediately went to victims of the recent wildfires that have spread across Southern California.
We were minorly affected by these recent fires as you can read here.
The Thomas Fire
The Thomas Fire, still raging in Ventura County, is expected to become the largest wildfire even in California by acres burned.
At one point, it became a firestorm, meaning that it was powerful enough to generate its own weather.
During this time, it was advancing at a rate of an acre per second.
It has destroyed over 1,000 structures and has forced nearly 100,000 people to evacuate their homes.
How We Contributed
I went back and forth on how to contribute to fire victims.
Because I’m only working with $100, I considered contributing to a GoFundMe page set up on or behalf of a Thomas Fire victim who lost his or her home.
But after speaking with some local firemen on the issue, I decided to donate $100 to the United Way of Ventura County Thomas Fire Fund.
100% of the donations to this fund will go to Thomas Fire victims.
Click here if you’d like to donate to the Thomas Fire Fund.
Rockstar Finance Community Fund
This gift was made possible by the Rockstar Finance Community Fund.
Rockstar Finance is a community of personal finance bloggers.
And throughout the year, the Rockstar Finance Community Fund puts money toward good causes like this one.
Click here if you’d like to see all the good the Rock Finance Community Fund is doing this year!
Featured Image Photo Credit: Kevin Gill. Image has been modified and resized from the original version.
Logan is a practicing CPA and founder of Choice Tax Relief and Money Done Right. After spending nearly a decade in the corporate world helping big businesses save money, he launched his blog with the goal of helping everyday Americans earn, save, and invest more money. Learn more about Logan.