How to Help October Fire Victims
Neighbor-to-Neighbor Help Needed in Disaster Recovery
October 13, 2017
Many of our friends, neighbors and colleagues have been impacted this week by the worst firestorm in California history. Lives have been lost and thousands of homes have been destroyed. Many people are still waiting in evacuation centers to see if they have homes to return to. It will be a long process to rebuild. Please click here for the current fires in California.
It is in times of crisis and need that we see the best of human nature. There have been many heroes this week, from the first responders to many community leaders and neighbors. Some people who have lost their own homes are working to render aid and comfort to others.
It is in this spirit that we offer a list of organizations that could use your help as they provide help to others during this time of crisis—organizations like the Red Cross and Salvation Army. However, we have also tried to provide information for local agencies in the impacted counties.
While it is tempting to donate clothing, toiletries or other necessities, the need and location of the need can change rapidly. It is typically more efficient to make a monetary donation and allow the relief organization to purchase what is needed locally as the need arises.
Please do what you can to help your neighbors in need.
General Donation Resources
California Red Cross Resources and Donations
California Salvation Army Resources and Donations
GoFundMe campaign for North Bay fire victims
GoFundMe campaign for Sonoma, Napa Lake County fire agencies
North Valley Community Foundation Fire Relief Fund
Or: Yankee Hill Fire Safe Council Fire Recovery Fund
Checks can be made out to the “Yankee Hill Fire Safe Council”. Memo – “Fire Recovery Fund”.
Mail to PO Box 4242, Yankee Hill CA, 95965
North Valley Animal Disaster Group
Make checks payable to North Coast Opportunities, with “Lake County fire relief” in the check memo.Send to: Savings Bank, P.O. Box 3600, Ukiah, CA 95482.
Make checks payable to the Community Foundation, with “Mendocino County Disaster Fund” in the check memo. Send to: Savings Bank, P.O. Box 3600, Ukiah, CA 95482.
Fort Bragg Food Bank
Salvation Army, or send checks to the Salvation Army’s Kroc Center,
586 East Wigeon WaySuisun City, CA 94585
The Redwood Credit Union, is raising funds to directly help fire victims.
Community Foundation Sonoma County (CFSC) has launched the Sonoma County Resilience Fund.
The Salvation Army, Sonoma County
The Redwood Empire Food Bank