Oakland sports team donate to Ghost Ship warehouse fire relief

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The need for donations continue and local sports teams are responding.

The fire at the Ghost Ship art collective warehouse in Oakland's Fruitvale neighborhood late Friday has now claimed the lives of 36 people.

The need for donations continue and local sports teams are responding.

The Golden State Warriors released a video featuring the players expressing their condolences and gratitude.

The players are pledging $75,000 towards relief efforts and they're asking fans to contribute through a special page on the Warriors' website.

Meantime, the YouCaring fund set up by the non-profit Gray Area Foundation for the Arts has raised a whopping half a million dollars.

The YouCaring relief fund set up by the A's, the Raiders and the Warriors has now raised over $400,000.

The Alameda County Coroner's Bureau has established a Family Assistance Center off Miller Avenue and 12th Street in Oakland. There will be grief counseling and resources available to those affected by this tragedy.

If you are trying to locate a loved one or need information, please call 510-382-3000 for information.

Facebook's safety check has also been enabled: Click here to find out if people in the area are safe.

A Facebook page has been set up to help locate people who are unaccounted for.

You can also follow the Alameda County Sheriff's Office and the Oakland Police Department on Twitter for updates.

This YouCaring page has been set up for the victims and families of those affected by this fire. The Warriors, Raiders, and Athletics are also teaming up to match donations.

There is also a spreadsheet on Facebook where people have been leaving descriptions of missing loved ones and updates on whether they are missing or have been located.

JFK University Community Counseling Centers is offering counseling to those affected by the tragedy. The cost is based on sliding scale but no one will be turned away due to inability to pay. For appointments, contact the nearest center:

Oakland 510/444-3344 - First Congregational Church, 2501 Harrison Street.
Concord 925/798-9240 - 2072 Clayton Road, Suite 200
Sunnyvale 408/524-4900 - 572 Dunholme Way

The Disaster Distress Helpline 1-800-985-5990 can provide immediate counseling to anyone who may need help in dealing with the problems caused by the massive fire in Oakland.

Click here for full coverage on the Ghost Ship warehouse fire.

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