Tzu Chi USA Provides Carr Fire Disaster Aid in Northern California

National Headquarters  |  August 3, 2018

San Jose, Calif., Aug. 3, 2018 –  Northern California Carr Fire that started on July 23 has caused significant damages. As of August 1California Fire Department has dispatched 366 fire engines and 4,151 firefighters. The wildfire has scorched 115,538 acres of land and is currently at 35% containment.

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Total 2,546 structures are endangered; and 1,068 residential structures were destroyed and 181 were partially burned. There are 12 commercial buildings totaled by the fire and 6 being partially burned. At this time; 6 people are confirmed dead, including 2 firefighters.

There are 5 shelters set up for evacuees. Tzu Chi USA has been working with federal and local agencies and other volunteer groups (American Red Cross).

A team of Tzu Chi volunteers went to Redding and neighboring areas to assess the needs of survivors and local communities. Tzu Chi USA plans to provide necessities and financial support to the impacted families.

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Tzu Chi USA is providing necessities and financial support to the impacted families. See our updated wildfire relief effortsPlease donate and help.


Send a donation, or sign up as a volunteer.

  • Fundraising Hotline: 1-888-9TzuChi (888-989-8244)
  • Online donations:
  • Mobile donations: Text TZUCHI to 91999
  • Check donations: Tzu Chi Foundation, 2355 Oakland Road, San Jose, CA 95131. Please specify “Disaster Relief” in checks’ memo.

About Tzu Chi USA

Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation is a humanitarian non-profit NGO whose footprint of aid at the forefront of poverty reduction and disaster relief has reached over 95 countries since 1966. In 2017, Tzu Chi USA distributed over $9 million in aid, benefiting those impacted by 68 disasters in the USA. To learn more, visit:

Media Contact: Sherry Shih, 408-666-0624, [email protected]

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