Supporting families affected by disasters requires immediate, comprehensive and collaborative actions. Long after humanitarian aid organizations have completed their relief work, the need for quality shelter and housing remains for months and years. For more information on how Habitat for Humanity is responding to natural disasters in other areas, click here
Creek Fire and Woolsey Fire Relief Efforts
In November, 2018, Los Angeles County experienced the most destructive fire in its history. Propelled by wind gusts of up to 70 mph, the 14-mile-wide Woolsey fire burned for 13 days before nearly 4,000 firefighters could contain it. It left behind a trail of devastation that covered 150 square miles.
As part of our 2017 expansion into the San Fernando Valley, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (Habitat LA) joined the L.A. County Long Term Disaster Recovery Group, a coalition of community organizations and local government offices dedicated to helping those impacted by wildfires and other natural disasters. Ever since the fire was contained, we’ve been meeting with local residents to discuss the best way for us to help them rebuild their community.
We’re starting by helping the families whose homes were damaged by the fire but, not destroyed. Our expertise in home renovation equips us to build decks, ramps, and stairways leading to and from the mobile homes, and to replace drywall and other surfaces damaged by wind, soot, and smoke.
We Go On (California Strong)
“We Go On (California Strong)”, the song and video, were conceived and created by singer, songwriter and filmmaker Celleste, along with her partner, co-writer and music producer Eric Dick, with a single goal in mind: to raise money to benefit rebuilding efforts across California after the devastating wildfires of the past two years. To accomplish their goal, the two partnered with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles to create the “WeGoOn” Fund.
All proceeds donated to the fund, as well as sales of the song, will benefit Habitat LA's work across California, with the specific goal of rebuilding homes, and communities lost or severely damaged by wildfires and natural disasters. To learn more about the WeGoOn Fund, click here.