We have a lot of friends and family in Texas, and we’ve been keeping a close eye on the wildfire situation down there. This fire season has been one of the worst in Texas history. In the past week alone, the Texas Forest Service has responded to 176 fires over 126,000 acres, and they are spending $1.5 million a day to combat the blazes. Some of the fires are so large, you can even see them from space.
If you want to help, we think Red Cross Disaster Relief is always a good bet, and they also offer an up-to-date list of open shelters, resources for evacuees, and information about volunteering. The Office of the Governor also put out a great infographic that outlines some of the devastation caused by fire this year.