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How to help evacuees of the Creek Fire

Dozens of hikes still trapped by Creek Fire, conditions making rescue efforts difficult
Posted at 2:49 PM, Sep 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-09 17:49:56-04

Due to concerns about spreading COVID-19, the American Red Cross and CAL FIRE officials are asking people not to donate physical items and instead consider making financial donations to assist those being impacted by the Creek Fire burning in the Fresno and Madera counties.

According to our ABC affiliate in Fresno, if you're looking to help evacuees, here's how you can help:


The Red Cross Central California is looking for financial donations to help provide places to stay and other resources for people left without homes.

The agency said that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, they are not accepting material donations. However, you can make a donation to the Red Cross Disaster Relief by visiting the Red Cross website here.


The Central California Animal Disaster Team is a volunteer organization that sets up emergency shelters for animals during disasters.

The organization is welcoming donations to help find shelters for animals displaced by the Creek Fire.

If you'd like to donate, click here. If you'd like to help volunteer, click here.


Clovis resident Blake Cadigan has been traveling with a team of volunteers, rescuing animals and livestock left behind by evacuees. The team rescues horses, cows, and even llamas, among other large animals.

Evolution Quarter Horses helped animals in Monterey County last month and are now helping those escaping the Creek Fire.

You can find more information on how to donate to the group by clicking here.


Fresno County Sheriff Margaret Mims is calling on folks to donate supplies and feed for the livestock being sheltered at the Fresno Fairgrounds in southeast Fresno.

You can bring donations to the Gem & Mineral Building at 1121 S. Chance Avenue.

More information can be found by clicking here.