How You Can Help People Affected by Northern California Fires

The wildfires burning across Northern California are among the deadliest and most destructive in state history. We asked local shelters and charities what they needed most, and the overwhelming answer was monetary donations.


With this fund, 100% of donations will be given to nonprofit North Bay Fire Recovery Fund to distribute directly to families and individuals suffering losses not covered by insurance. You can also see additional ways to help monetarily, or with supplies, or as a volunteer down below on this page.

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The best way to donate supplies is to please bring them to a distribution location so they can be organized and distributed to places based on specific need. The following places are accepting donated supplies:

  • Redwood Empire Food Bank – In Dire need of ready-to-eat, non-perishable foods that can be provided to evacuation centers immediately. These foods should be easy to open and easy to eat – many shelters do not have kitchens for heating and preparing food. Please do not bring any glass containers or anything persihable
  • Veterans Memorial Building and Hall – 1351 Maple Avenue., Santa Rosa
  • Petaluma Community Center – 320 N. McDowell Blvd., Petaluma
  • Sonoma County Fairgrounds – Call (707) 545-4200 or email to leave a message with your information and list of items to donate. Organizers will reach out to you.
  • Ramekins Culinary School and Inn – 450 W. Spain Street, Sonoma
  • Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds – Access via Gate 4 on 175 Fairgrounds Drive, Petaluma
  • Crosswalk Church – 2590 1st Street, Napa
  • Napa Valley College Gym – 2277 Napa Vallejo Hwy., Napa
  • Sonoma Valley High School – 20000 Broadway, Sonoma
  • Redwood Empire Food Bank – 3990 Brickway Blvd., Santa Rosa
  • Maria Carillo High School – 6975 Montecito Blvd, Santa Rosa
  • Southern Marin Fire – Collecting slightly used clothing at all 3 of their firehouses. Looking for ready to wear clean clothing and not in plastic bags. Also NEW still in their original package socks and underwear. The collection will be used to help all those affected including firefighters who have also lost everything. All ages and sizes men and women items welcomed.Locations: Station 9 308 Reed Blvd Mill Valley. / Station 1 333 Johnson St Sausalito / 
Station 4 309 Poplar St Mill Valley.