Northern California Wildfire Relief Resource Page

California Wildfire Relief

In Northern California multiple fires merged into one disastrous blaze. Hundreds of structures have already been lost in wine country. The two fast-moving blazes, the Zogg Fire in Shasta County and the Glass Fire in Napa and Sonoma Counties have burned nearly 125,000 acres together, but great progress has been made as the fires are nearly contained. Residents have returned home. The high mark of fire evacuations in Sonoma County was 34,000 residents.

Zogg Fire in Shasta County  (56,338 acres, 99% contained):
Firefighters successfully furthered the containment throughout the weekend. Evacuation orders have been removed and repopulation for areas of the Zogg Fire has begun.

Glass Fire in Napa and Sonoma Counties (67,484 acres, 95% contained):
Crews fighting the Glass Fire experienced minimal fire behavior and have it contained by 66% as the wildfire burns into its second week in Sonoma and Napa counties. People have started to return home as emergency crews are still working in the area.

The immediate needs of those affected by the wildfires are great, and the recovery process will be long and difficult in communities throughout the state. The list below contains links to opportunities to help, local resources for those affected, as well as for organizations providing immediate and long-term relief. It will be updated as more information and resources are available.

Wildfire Relief Funds

Direct Relief and Assistance

  • The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) provides emergency medical, housing and other types of assistance for those affected by disasters.
  • The Small Business Administration  provides low-interest disaster loans to businesses, non-profit organizations, homeowners, and renters to repair or replace damaged or destroyed real estate, personal property, equipment and other business assets.
  • The California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services connects residents with a wide range of services and programs targeted specifically at those who have been affected by wildfires.
  • The State of California’s Guide to Disaster Assistance Services for Immigrant Californians provides information on health, housing, emergency supplies, employment and other services available to all Californians, regardless of their immigration status.
  • The American Red Cross provides access to shelter to evacuees across California, as well as providing financial assistance to victims of disaster, evacuation updates and safety information.
  • Northern California Salvation Army supports relief efforts. Funds may be used to provide food and drinks to survivors, cleaning supplies and other essential commodities, direct financial aid to those effected or to support disaster relief workers serving in the area.
  • The California Association of Food Banks represents more than 40 food banks in the state that provide food to millions of residents, including victims of wildfires.
  • Foodbank of Contra Costa and Solano  distributes food directly to low-income people at community sites and makes food available for other nonprofit organizations serving the ill, needy and children.
  • Direct Relief provides N-95 masks, medicine, and other resources to healthcare agencies and first responders in wildfire-affected communities across California.

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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