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Valley Fire Donations and Volunteering Information

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Valley Fire Donations and Volunteering Information

Information for people wanting to lend a hand or donate goods or money to Valley Fire rescue efforts

For those wishing to make donations of goods to the Valley Fire Shelter, the Calistoga Beverage Company, located at 865 Silverado Trail North, Calistoga, CA 94515 is currently the designated site for drop-offs.  Donations will be accepted every day from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

Due to the generous support of the community, the shelter has plenty of toilet paper, baby items, water, and clothing (coats and plus size clothing still needed).

Needed items at this time: battery operated camping lanterns, touch lights, flashlights or headlamps (please include batteries); plus sized clothing and undergarments; coats and jackets in all sizes; new beanies and sun hats; neck coolers;  sunscreen; lip balm; hair ties; waterproof storage tubs in various sizes.

Lake County Animal Services is coordinating the needs of the displaced animals. Animal Services are fully stocked with donations of medical supplies, animal food (for domestic animals and livestock, including hay), cleaning supplies, and trailers for transport. However, their needs will continue to change throughout the response, and the public is advised to call to check on donation needs. Lake County Animal Services will be open every day, including this weekend, from 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM and can be reached at 707-263-0278.

LOVE Lake County Fire Relief is maintaining an inventory of additional Donation Centers (nonprofits, businesses and individuals) dedicated to helping the Lake County fire relief effort:http://www.lovelakecounty.org. It is recommended you call organizations prior to dropping items off.

MONETARY DONATIONS

Monetary donations remain an excellent way to provide assistance to displaced individuals. Financial donations can be made to the following: 

  • Redwood Credit Union - 100% of donations will go directly to aid victims and relief efforts: https://www.redwoodcu.org/lakecountyfirevictims . Or, make a check payable to Redwood Credit Union to: RCU Lake County Fire Relief, c/o Redwood Credit Union, P.O. Box 6104, Santa Rosa, CA 95406 
  • United Way of the Wine Country: Donations made to United Way of the Wine Country's website from September 14, 2015 - September 30, 2015 will be directed to United Way Relief Fund to help those affected by the devastating fires and their aftermath in Lake County. Donate online at https://volunteer.truist.com/uwwc-2/donate/. Or, mail your donation to: United Way of the Wine Country 975 Corporate Center Parkway, Suite 160 Santa Rosa, CA 95407.
  • Wine Country Animal Lovers: Wine Country Animal Lovers (WCAL) - a 501(c)3 non-profit animal rescue serving the upper Napa Valley and Lake County:http://winecountryanimallovers.org/

BENEFITS:

Sep 25 & 26 ~ Lakeport Auto Movies Please spread the word: Friday September 25 and Saturday September 26 we are having a benefit for victims of the Valley Fire for our final weekend of the drive-in season. 100% of the box office and concession revenue will be donated to help victims of the Valley Fire. We hope you will joins us for a fun night at the movies, and a chance to help your neighbors. 
- The Wizard of Oz - starting at 7:30 - to original 1939 version starring Judy Garland
- The Lego Movie - starting at 9:25
- American Graffiti - starting at 11:10 - the 1973 classic starring Harrison Ford and Ron Howard.
We'll open the gates at 5:30 both nights. We ask you not to bring your own food and drinks, but instead visit our snack bar to help support the benefit. Cheese's Main Street Pizza will be here selling pizza by the slice, with proceeds to benefit the fire relief.
Admission is $20 for all cars, no passes or discounts will be accepted this weekend. For more information, visit our Benefit event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1677690039111507/
If you are coming over to Lake County for this event there is a great opportunity to visit the Kelseyville Pear Festival and Parade on Saturday. https://www.facebook.com/kelseyvillepearfestival?fref=ts

Sep 27 ~ Valley Fire benefit Music Concert ~ 2-8pm Sebastopol Community Cultural Center and Annex/ FREE admission to this benefit concert and proceeds from your generous donations, silent auctions, raffles and food and refreshment sales will be donated to help the victims of the Valley fire of Lake, Napa and Sonoma counties. We are a volunteer group creating and producing this event to maximize funds going to the victims. Our goal is to get as close to 100% donation as possible. Please SHARE this and INVITE your friends and stay tuned for further updates! To donate raffle and auction items please contact:mJim Corbett at (707) 823-5849 or jimcorbett22@comcast.net. Sebastopol Community Cultural Center
390 Morris Street Info (707) 823-1511 Great musical lineup on three stages includes: Gator Nation (formerly known as Gatorbeat), Frobeck, Kevin Russell and his Friends, Doc Kraft, Love Choir, Buzzy Martin, Sonoma County All Stars, Sherry Jones, Harvest Band, Rolling Stones (not confirmed yet) and more! Here's the schedule as best we know for now, subject to change. Starting times listed. 

VOLUNTEERING:

Emergency responders are working hard to coordinate volunteer efforts for people wishing to lend a hand for disaster relief. Here are a few ways to volunteer:

  • Interested volunteers may also register on site at the Napa County Fair in Calistoga. Please check-in at the volunteer table located between the Tubbs Building and Butler Pavilion near Gate 3 off of N. Oak Street in Calistoga from 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM 
  • American Red Cross: If you are not currently a Red Cross volunteer but are interested in helping support response efforts, please email VYSNB@redcross.org. A representative from the Volunteer Department will follow up with you about paperwork dependent upon your location. If you want to be trained as a Red Cross disaster volunteer to respond to future disasters, sign up at http://tinyurl.com/redcrossNCCRvolunteer.

 

GENERAL RESOURCES AND INFORMATION:

General Information and Updates

  • County of Sonoma - http://sonomacounty.ca.gov/
  • Facebook – County of Sonoma, California
  • Twitter - @CountyofSonoma
  • Nixle – text zip code to 888777

Fire Information

Sonoma County 2-1-1 is operating as an information line for neighboring counties:

Red Cross Safe and Well:

Animals:

  • Evacuated residents that need to check on the status of pets and other animals can call Lake County Animal Care and Control at (707) 263-0278.