Rabbi Schneur Schneerson, co-director Chabad of Newbury Park, Cal., said he was “thankful for the outpouring of support” after returning to his Chabad center, which was evacuated late Thursday due to massive brush fires that raged through Ventura County, burning more than 10,000 acres.

Rabbi Aryeh Lang, co-director of Chabad of Camarillo, said he received a flood of calls, text messages and emails as the fire was spreading, noting that many members of the community offered their homes to those who were displaced. He was on hand at the scene on Friday, delivering food and spiritual support to the some 1,000 firefighters who were battling the blaze.

The Chabad centers were not damaged by the fires, and the winds pushed the fire toward the ocean and away from the populated areas over the weekend. Some areas were still off limits Sunday due to poor air quality.

“It’s been heartwarming to see how we’re all part of this big community,” said Lang.