The California Fraternal Order of Police is asking on its Facebook page for officers across the country to help officers—and their families—who have been affected by the devastating wildfires that have struck the state over the course of the past month.
Three major fires—the Woolsey fire, the Camp fire, and the Hill fire—have caused massive destruction in the Golden State.
"The California FOP Foundation was founded in 2010 to provide emergency benefits to California Fraternal Order of Police members, Law Enforcement employees and the members of their families in times of crisis," the FOP said in the post. "Now more than ever we need your help to support our members who have suffered tremendous loss while they have been safeguarding lives and property during these disasters."
The mayor of Paradise (CA) confirmed to the Sacramento Bee on November 11 that 17 Paradise police officers lost their homes in the inferno that leveled the town.
The CA FOP post continued, "If you wish to donate please make a donation to the CA FOP Foundation, and specific California Wildfires when making a donation. These donations will go directly to our members affected in this crisis."
The CA FOP Foundation is an IRS-recognized 501(c)(3) nonprofit, charitable organization. EIN 27-4036736.
Checks can be mailed to:
13410 Hilltop Terrace
Valley Center, CA 92082