Northern California Fires — Here’s How to Best Help Evacuees

Amid all of the fire devastation hitting Northern California, some might be searching for ways to help.

While the scope of the destruction will become clearer in the coming days and weeks, there are already needs in the communities. See evacuations and information here. One of the top needs is monetary donations unless otherwise specified as many groups are being inundated with items.

Here’s a guide for those who want to lend a helping hand in the fire zones and from afar :

Monetary donations needed (high priority)

  • Here’s a list of GoFundMe pages dedicated to California fire relief:
  • Donate to United Way of the Wine Country.
  • Redwood Credit Union has established a North Bay Relief Fund:
  • Fire Relief Fund via Race For Kids Gran Fondo: Local grass-roots fundraiser with a team of volunteers who are buying supplies for shelters as new needs arise.
  • Redwood Empire Food Bank, 3990 Brickway Blvd., Santa Rosa, (supplier for the evacuation centers) is in near-constant need of cash for food supplies: Donate Page
  • Latino Community Foundation is raising funds that will specifically go toward three local Latino nonprofit organizations – North Bay Organizing Project in Santa Rosa, La Luz Center in Sonoma and UpValley Family Centers in Calistoga – that are working to support families, farmworker communities, and are coordinating regional resources for immediate and long-term needs. Donate here.
  • Donate to the You Caring Tubbs Fire Victims Fund.
  • Donate to the Bay Area Firefighters & Families Fund.
  • Wine Country Animal Lovers is in need of funds for pet surgeries/burn victims; donate here.
  • Hopalong & Second Chance is in need of funds for displaced animals and fostering programs. Donate here.
  • Marin Humane Society is in need of funds for animal burn victims to offset the cost of care. Donate here.
  • AUTISM School – Anova Education: This school was destroyed in the fire and is a crucial resource for our community. Donate here.

Source: The Sacramento Bee

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