Helping Victims of Devastating Fires
The information below is courtesy of The Sacramento Bee.
General fire assistance
- American Red Cross
- Online: You can make donations online through Red Cross.
- By Phone: Call 800-733-2767 and designate donations to “California Wildfires” or text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.
- Safe and Well registration: This is a place to register and let people know you are OK, and where friends and family can find out that you are safe.
Financial donation information is also available under the specific websites provided for the “Butte Fire” and “Valley Fire” listed below.
Volunteers are taking donations for fire victims of the Butte and Valley fires in Lake, Amador and Calaveras counties at the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds.
- The American Red Cross Butte Fire information line provides details and connection to other resources: 925-588-6678.
- Butte Fire donation page on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Buttefire
- The Resource Connection Food Bank is accepting food donations to assist Butte fire victims. More information can be obtained by phone at 209-754-1257. Donation locations are available on the website.
- Mymotherlode.com has a comprehensive list of relief resources and ways to help victims of the Butte fire.
- LoveLakeCounty.org provides a comprehensive list of donation centers dedicated to helping the Lake County relief effort. The site includes a searchable database with individual cities as well as items needed. Also included are individual donation centers and a list of what items each site is accepting.
- The Redwood Credit Union is taking Valley fire donations online; and at any North Bay or San Francisco branch. Checks should be payable to RCU Lake County Fire Victims Fund can be sent to Redwood Credit Union, P.O. Box 6104, Santa Rosa, CA 95406.
- Tri Counties Bank branches in Lake and Napa counties made an initial donation of $10,000 to help victims of the fire and are accepting donations on the organization’s web site.
- Santa Rosa Birth Center is accepting baby clothes and wipes and other supplies for children at 583 Summerfield Road, Santa Rosa. More information is available on the birth center’s website and by calling 707-539-1544.
- Pet owners looking to report lost pets or rescue needs should contact the Lake County Animal Care & Control at 707-263-0278. The ASPCA is assisting the local agency shelter displaced animals in its 30-foot disaster response trailer customized to house animals in an event of an emergency.
Assistance for Victims
The Contractors State License Board has activated its disaster response support for residents of Amador, Calaveras, and Lake counties whose homes have either been destroyed or damaged by the Butte and Valley Fires.
Property owners can access CSLB’s Disaster Help Center to tap into helpful publications that can be ordered or downloaded. These include “After a Disaster, Don’t Get Scammed” and “What You Should Know Before Hiring a Contractor.” CSLB’s Rebuilding After a Natural Disaster video also is available on YouTube. Information also can be requested by calling CSLB’s Disaster Hotline, 800-962-1125, staffed Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., or its 24/7 automated information line, 800-321-2752.