STUDIO CITY (CBSLA)— After greater than every week of fires which have ravaged land and houses all through Southern California, CBS2 and KCAL9, in partnership with the American Pink Cross, is holding a telethon fundraiser to assist these affected by the destruction.
Name (818) 821-1080 go to CBS2’s Pink Cross donation web page now! It’s also possible to textual content CBSLAHELPS to 75759 to study extra.
Alongside anchors and reporters, a roster of CBS stars will proceed to man the telephones and take donations Thursday, funds that may go to assist the hundreds Southland residents who’ve seen their lives uprooted because of the fires.
The Thomas Hearth in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties alone has burned almost 250,000 acres of land and destroyed virtually 1,000 houses since Dec. four. On Thursday afternoon, CAL FIRE stated San Diego hearth engineer Corey Iverson had died preventing the blaze. He was survived by his 2-yr-previous daughter and spouse, who was anticipating one other baby.
It’s tragic tales like Iverson’s which have prompted so many individuals to provide their time, effort and cash to such a noble trigger.
The Creek Hearth in Sylmar is nearly absolutely contained, however not earlier than it burned simply over 15,000 acres close to Sylmar.
Star of CBS’s hit “9JKL” Mark Feuerstein joined the KCAL workforce Thursday to throw in his help. He stated his personal daughter was distraught by the Creek Hearth, which burned down the barn in Sylmar the place the horse she rides as soon as a month was stored. Luckily, all of the horses have been rescued.
“NCIS” star Pauley Perett additionally dropped by, saying she is definitely a part of the firefighter household. She stated her cousins in Alabama and Tenessee are firefighters, in addition to her eighty two-yr-previous father.
Additionally Thursday, CBS2 information anchor Rick Garcia was stay on the Ventura County Fairgrounds, the place a donation middle was set as much as assist victims of the devastation. Donate right here.