Northern California Wildfire Relief

California Wildfire ReliefAfter a cool, wet spring, the 2019 Wildfire Season Northern California has kicked into high gear, with 24 wildfires scorching more than 6,000 acres since late May. The largest fire currently burning is Tulare County’s Jordan Fire, which has razed more than 500 acres and, as of June 17, was 40% contained. Yolo County’s Sand Fire, which burned more than 2,500 acres, was declared 100% contained on June 15.

This year follows the worst wildfire season in Northern California history, burning close to 1.5 million acres and threatening communities from Madera County to the Oregon border. The most destructive wildfire in California History, Butte County’s Camp Fire, burned more than 153,000 acres, killing 86 and destroying close to 19,000 structures.

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The list below contains links to information and local resources for those affected as well as to organizations providing immediate and long-term relief. It will be updated as more information and resources are available.

Region-wide

Yolo County

Sutter County

Butte County

  • The North Valley Community Foundation’s Camp Fire Fund provides support and disaster relief and recovery services to individuals and communities affected by the Camp Fire.
  • The United Way of Northern California provides emergency cash assistance and gift cards to individuals and families who have been affected by the Camp Fire.
  • Butte County has information on a wide range of services for those affected by wildfires. Visitors can also find contacts for localized information and volunteer opportunities.
  • 211 Northern California has an extensive list of fire information, services and programs for those affected by the Camp Fire.
  • American Red Cross Gold Country Region provides access to shelters, meals and emergency supplies, as well as connecting affected residents to other resources.

When supporting relief organizations, consider marking your gift as general operating support. By doing so, you enable the organization to both respond to current disasters and be prepared for those that may arise in the future. Visit CCF’s disaster giving page for more tips on how to maximize your impact when giving to disaster relief.

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