Intense heat in the western United States has fueled a number of wildfires. Over 40 fires continue to burn in California. About 630,000 acres have burned between Jan. 1 and Aug. 5.

The Mendocino Complex Fire has burned over 300,000 acres, growing significantly since its onset. It has now bypassed last year's Thomas Fire to become the largest the state has ever encountered.

Combined, the two fires have damaged or destroyed around 2,000 homes and other structures; over 6,000 are still threatened. Mandatory evacuations are still in place for thousands of people while first responders work to contain the fires.

Gifts to Lutheran Disaster Response designated for "U.S. wildfires" will be used to help those affected by wildfires until the response is complete. Together, we can help provide immediate and long-lasting support. Give today to support this response and others like it

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