Relief Assistance Pours in for Fire Victims

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As the Woolsey Fire continues to rage, CBS2/KCAL9 held a telethon fundraiser Wednesday to benefit victims of the wildfire, joining a list of companies that have stepped up with donations to relief efforts.

Donations to the telethon, held in conjunction with the Rams and United Way, can be made by calling (818) 821-1080 or by texting “2018fires” to 41444. Donations can also be made online at

Various corporations have also announced donations. Among them are:

— Phillips 66 announced it is donating $250,000 to the American Red Cross.

— Musical-instrument retailer Guitar Center Inc. is accepting donations from customers at its stores and online, and the company will match donations collected through Nov. 28, up to $25,000.

— The Amgen Foundation pledged $500,000, which will be donated to various nonprofit organizations providing relief. The foundation will also be donating $250,000 to the Ventura County Community Foundation’s Conejo Valley Victims Fund to support victims of the shooting at the Borderline night club.

— U-Haul is offering up to 30 days of free self-storage and U-Box container usage for residents affected by the Woolsey and Hill fires.

— The Walt Disney Co. donated $500,000, which will go to the California Community Foundation’s Wildfire Relief Fund, which supports fire-recovery efforts, and the California Fire Foundation, which provides emotional and financial assistance to firefighters. The company will also match donations made by employees.

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