How You Can Help People Affected by Northern California Fires

We have been touched by the level of concern and genuine offers to support the communities affected by these terrible fires in Northern California.

Many people have asked how they can help support the relief and recovery process from these fires which is awesome. It seems like we are all struggling with the fact that we want to do more but don’t know how. We have reached out to local organizations managing evacuation centers and community asking for the best methods to support the communities in the most efficient way. We have consistently been told people need money and supplies.

Last Updated Monday, October 16th at 2:10PM PT




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HOW TO DONATE MONEY

Several disaster and fire relief funds have been set up to help assist all those affected by the recent wine country fires. Over 25,000 people have been evacuated so far, many who have lost their homes. Make a monetary donation online. Any amount helps!

HOW TO DONATE SUPPLIES

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 publicity@sonomacountyfair.com 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.

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