California Wildfires November 2018 News and Updates
As Wildfires Continue, CHA Encourages Members to Assist
Hospitals and health care facilities across the state continue to
respond to, and be affected by, the devastation caused by the
Camp Fire in Northern California and the Woolsey and Hill fires
in Southern California. Members who wish to donate are encouraged
to support the following funds managed by hospitals:
Health Feather River — Adventist Health’s fire assistance
fund is accepting donations to support hospital employees who
have been impacted by the Camp Fire.
The HCA Hope Fund —
An employee-run 501(c)(3) charity, HCA is providing grants to
support hospital employees in Thousand Oaks who have been
impacted by the Woolsey and Hill Fires.
Medical Center — Located in Chico, the site of multiple
evacuation centers for the Camp Fire, Enloe Medical Center is
accepting donations on behalf of those who have been displaced.
The Camp Fire stands as the most destructive — and deadliest —
fire in the state’s history, and is currently 30 percent
contained; the Woolsey and Hill fires are 35 percent contained.
Yesterday, President Trump
approved California’s request for a Presidential Major
Disaster Declaration, allowing the federal government to bolster
ongoing emergency response. A state of emergency has been
declared in Butte, Los Angeles and Ventura counties.
On November 12, A
Presidential Declaration was released stating that a major
disaster exists in the State of California and that Federal aid
would be ordered to supplement State, tribal, and local recovery
efforts in the areas affected by wildfires beginning on November
8, 2018, and continuing. This action makes Federal funding
available to affected individuals in Butte, Los Angeles, and
On November 11,California requested a Presidential Major Disaster
Declaration to bolster emergency response and help residents
recover from fires burning in Butte, Los Angeles and Ventura
counties. On November 12 Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.
announced the White House’s approval of the request for the