Disaster Response

In the wake of the recent tragedies, we are thinking of those affected by the Camp Fire in Northern California, the Woolsey Fire in Southern California, the shooting in Thousand Oaks, CA, and others. Click on an image below to donate and support the victims of these disasters.


Since 1925, National Charity League has partnered with the American Red Cross to impact communities. This was NCL’s very first philanthropy and is the philanthropy that supports immediate relief efforts during times of disaster. Donate to the American Red Cross at www.redcross.org.

If you are an NCL Member, please visit our Disaster Response page on the member website to get more information on how you can help.

How to Help

Here is a recent post from our Chico Chapter, which has been affected by the Camp Fire:

“We now have two NCL families that have lost their homes and all belongings: Class of 2020 and Class of 2023. There has been an outpouring of support in the form of goods and clothing donated. While we are incredibly grateful, our community is no longer accepting used clothing items. The best way to help is through gift cards and cash donations.

If you would like to send a financial contribution to the Camp Fire overall fund, our local charity foundation has set up a link. North Valley Community Foundation Camp Fire fund: https://www.nvcf.org/fund/camp-fire-public-safety-family-relief-fund/

Thanks for reaching out and offering to help. This is a surreal time for our community. Blessings and thanks to all of you. Stay safe.”


Here is a post from one of our NCL, Inc. Leaders in Southern California, whose area has been affected by multiple disasters in the past year:

“Our district has been hit hard this past year between the Thomas Fire, the Montecito mudslides and now the Woolsey and Hill Fires, not to mention the Borderline shooting. Thankfully none of our NCL members lost a loved one at Borderline, but many members have friends that did. Through it all our NCL family has been there to help pick up the pieces. It is one of the reasons I love this organization so much. We are all there for each other, no matter where we live.

The winds made it very difficult for the firefighters to battle this fire. I was one of the first to be evacuated and thankfully my house and neighborhood survived. Embers from this fire traveled up to one mile which started new fires. Because we have three chapters within fifteen miles of each other, we have a total of five members (active and sustainers) who lost their homes.

If you would like to help other families in our community who lost their home in the fire or lost a loved one at Borderline, you can donate at Ventura County Community Foundation at https://vccf.org/.”