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How to Help the Victims of the North Bay Fires

Post Date:10/12/2017 3:12 pm

On October 9th , 2017 Governor Brown declared a state of emergency for Napa, Sonoma, Yuba, Butte, Lake, Mendocino, Nevada and Orange counties due to the effects of multiple fires. On October 10th, a Federal Major Disaster Declaration was issued to support the state and local response to the Northern California fires. These wildfires have prompted mass evacuations throughout Northern California and thousands of acres have burned and threatened infrastructure as strong winds fueled the fast-moving fires. As many as 14 fires are burning in the above counties with an estimated 20,000 people evacuated.

Our hearts go out to all the victims of the North Bay Fires. As a City, we have reached out to the City of Santa Rosa and the California Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) to offer staff support, if needed.  

Our residents have been reaching out to us to find out how they can offer support.  Below we have compiled a list of various resources for those interested in volunteering, donating, or providing housing.

HOW TO HELP RIGHT NOW:

VOLUNTEER

Santa Rosa has currently met its immediate requirement for volunteers, but they ask that people interested in volunteering or donating as-needed sign up with the Red Cross. The Red Cross has a sign-in sheet here. For Sonoma County, you may call 707-573-3399 if you're hoping to volunteer.

Interested volunteers may also contact the County Office of Emergency Services at 707-565-3856.

The Center for Volunteer and Nonprofit Leadership has also been called in to help. If you wish to donate or volunteer, you can register on their website at https://cvnl.org.

The Salvation Army at 721 South McDowell Blvd. in Petaluma is also in need of volunteers. Call them between 9 am and 5 pm at 707-769-0716.

DONATE

The Press Democrat, Petaluma Argus-Courier and Sonoma Index-Tribune have partnered with Redwood Credit Union, Sen. Mike McGuire and business leaders to raise funds to directly help fire victims. Every dollar will go directly to victims. Donate at www.redwoodcu.org/northbayfirerelief.

GoFundMe has created a central California fire relief hub page, where users can find individual campaigns that vary in scope from the personal to the regional. One campaign, a general Napa and Sonoma County Fire Relief fund, has raised more than $100,000, and will divide its funds evenly between groups like the Sonoma Valley Fire and Rescue Authority, the Napa County Fire Department, and others.

Certain local agencies have called for material supplies, including the Petaluma Police Department

Donate to local animal shelters, which are helping people keep their pets safe. Humane Society of Sonoma County: sonomahumane.org, Humane Society of Napa County: napahumane.org, and Yuba-Sutter SPCA: yubasutterspca.org.

FOOD DONATIONS

You can donate to the following food pantries: Food pantries of Napa County, Food pantries of Yuba County, and Food pantries of Sonoma County. The Center for Volunteer & Nonprofit Leadership is keeping an updated list of needs for fire victims.

The Salvation Army at 721 South McDowell Blvd. in Petaluma is welcoming ready-to-eat, non-perishable food donations. Call them between 9 am and 5 pm at 707-769-0716.

The Redwood Empire Food Bank in Santa Rosa is accepting packaged, ready-to-eat, non-perishable food donations at 3990 Brickway Blvd., Santa Rosa. Cash donations are also welcome. 100 percent of your gift will be used in support of the relief efforts. Their website: www.refb.org.    

HOUSING

Persons willing to host an evacuated individual or family in your home for a few days, few weeks or few months may contact the Petaluma People’s Services Center SHARE Sonoma County at SHAREfire@petalumapeople.org. An information sheet and application will be sent to you.

Airbnb has launched its Open Homes program for those seeking shelter free-of-charge at a residence outside of but near the affected area. The company is also looking for those willing to volunteer space at their local home for evacuees. To encourage that, the company will waive service fees, letting hosts list their spaces for free, and launching a disaster response page so hosts can find those in need of shelter and house them at a no-cost basis.

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