Emergencies

Thomas Fire

The Thomas fire, one of the largest fires in California's history, started December 4, 2017 and burned 281,893 acres in Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties.

In Brief

  • The Thomas fire burned 1,000 structures throughout Southern California before it was contained on January 12.
  • Direct Relief's response included the included the mass distribution of over 400,000 N-95 masks, in partnership with the SB County Public Health Department
  • Direct Relief also provided cash assistance to support local residents who lost their homes or were excluded from federally-funded assistance programs because of immigration status.

In Focus

Active Emergencies

Designed for Disaster

Get Involved

Three Ways to Make a Difference

Invest in a healthier world.

Donate Monthly

Rally your community to help others.

Fundraise

Put your business to work for humanity.

Become a Strategic Partner

The Latest