There are very few programs run by state and local governments to help people secure air purifiers.
“We’re told every year, that preparedness means going out and spending hundreds of dollars on air purifiers,” Raval said.
“These individual approaches are based on how much money you have and worsen the divide between people who have the means to spend hundreds of dollars on equipment and people who don’t,” Raval said.
“Right now the government and county run approaches are largely failing us,” she said.
Until we address the root causes of these extreme fires (a century of fire suppression and warming temperatures driven by burning fossil fuels to start), individuals, community groups and governments must adapt.
We asked counties, government agencies, and community-based organizations about programs that provide free or discounted assistance to help people attain cleaner…