A lot of people are wondering how to support the firefighters giving their time, and lives, to fighting the wildfires and helping the fire victims. Here's the best way:

The Red Cross usually acts as the "point person" on these emergencies. They coordinate the support.

I spent some time on the phone with the Red Cross today. Because the fire agencies know exactly what they need, the Red Cross prefers to purchase targeted supplies and deliver them. They can even get discounts from vendors.

That means the best way to give support is make an online donation. The money raised will go to purchase the supplies most needed for families and fire fighters.