Goodwin Fire: How to help the thousands being evacuated

If you'd like to help the victims impacted by the Goodwin Fire, here's how you can help.

The Goodwin Fire has burned thousands of acres and is threatening multiple communities in Northern Arizona this week.

Thousands of people have been evacuated and structures have been lost. Here are some ways to help the victims of the fire and those who are fighting it.

Helping fire victims

The Red Cross is in charge of the shelter for evacuees at Bradshaw Mountain High School. Small animals can also go there. They need food, beds and metal kennels and financial donations. Help the Red Cross here.

The Salvation Army is working to give shelter, food and water to those who have been evacuated by the fire. You can donate to the Salvation Army here or directly to their site at 237 S. Montezuma St. in Prescott. They are specifically asking for canned and non-perishable food donations for meals being prepared at the Red Cross shelter set up at Bradshaw Mountain High School.

Findlay Auto Group Prescott posted on its Facebook page that anyone can bring bottled water or food for the evacuees and they will deliver donations to the Salvation Army. Originally, they had asked for donations for the firefighters but the forest services has since asked them to focus on community members.

Helping animals

If you have trailers, trucks, horse stalls, livestock areas, feed or other resources for pet and livestock owners, check out the groups listed here. These Facebook groups are connecting those in need with those who can help.

Animal Disaster Services is a volunteer group under Yavapai County Emergency Management, but their shelter is already full. Volunteers said they do not have time to update the website. The group is seeking donations of alfalfa, hay, and feed for the horses and other barn animals being sheltered at the Yavapai County Fairgrounds. You can donate to them here or directly to the Coors Building at the fairgrounds. 


Helping firefighting efforts

More than 500 firefighters have gone to the area to battle the wildfire and protect people's homes and businesses.

Kayleigh Perkins-Becker reached out to 12 News via Facebook and said she is going to donate $5 of all items on her LuLaRoe page to fire relief until Saturday. She said she's going up to the area Saturday and can bring donated supplies, too. You can reach her through the LuLaRoe page.

If you know of any other groups or businesses collecting supplies for firefighters, please let us know by messaging us on our Facebook page or sending an email to desk@12news.com.

PHOTOS: Goodwin Fire burning near Prescott

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