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How to Help Residents Impacted by Blue Cut Fire

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    How to Help Residents Impacted by Blue Cut Fire
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    WRIGHTWOOD, CA - AUGUST 17: Flames sweep through a rural community at the Blue Cut Fire on August 17, 2016 near Wrightwood, California.. An unknown number of homes and businesses have burned and more than 80,000 people are under evacuation orders as the out-of-control wildfire spread beyond 30,000 acres and threatens to expand into the ski resort town of Wrightwood. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

    The Inland Empire United Way has established a Fire Relief Fund in collaboration with other community and nonprofit partners to collect financial donations to help residents directly impacted by the Blue Cut Fire.

    Donations can be made online at www.IEUW.org/help, by texting RELIEF to 40403, or by check made payable to Inland Empire United Way sent to: IEUW Fire Fund, 9644 Hermosa Avenue, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730.

    Contributions will be used to address the short‐ and long‐term needs of those affected by the Blue Cut Fire. One hundred percent of contributions will be directed to recovery efforts for those affected by the Blue Cut Fire.

    The Community Foundation – which serves San Bernardino and Riverside Counties – has committed the first $100,000 to the fund and encourages others to join in their concern for those whose lives have been affected by this disaster.

    “We are deeply concerned about the High Desert community and the devastation we are witnessing in the wake of this horrific fire,” said Dr. Jonathan Lorenzo Yorba, President and CEO of The Community Foundation.

    “By providing this grant, we hope to inspire more giving to the Fire Relief Fund at the Inland Empire United Way, and to support the recovery efforts of the many nonprofit organizations that are providing critical services to fire victims in our region.”

    County of San Bernardino First District Supervisor, Robert Lovingood, offered his support saying “The Blue Cut fire has devastated many families. Just as the community rallied during the peak of the fire, now it is even more important for all of us to come together to support those who have lost homes, pets, vehicles and all of their worldly possessions. I hope you will find it in your heart to give generously to this Blue Cut Fire Relief Fund. 100% of the proceeds will go to help victims rebuild their lives.”