Tina Turner said it best when she said "We don't need another hero". I have a friend out in Lancaster and as nasty as the fires are, they are not as bad as they seem on television. And as lovely and sweet and marvelous as blankets are, it's not necessary to make one for every disaster that occurs.
What we do need is a moment to send our prayers over there. We need to open our homes and hearts and wallets. If you want to send money, send these people essentials. Money for clean food and water. Offer your friends and family a place to stay. Offer prayers.
Just my two-cents. Keep your yarn for your Christmas knitting.