Oct 21, 2017
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The County of Sonoma’s Emergency Operations Center announced an early estimate of damage from the Sonoma Complex Fires. The initial estimate for unincorporated Sonoma County reveals 3,819 structures, primarily residences, were destroyed from the fires. These numbers are in addition to the prior estimated damage report from the City of Santa Rosa. In total, the estimated damage for unincorporated Sonoma County is $2,016,962,239. With the initial report from the City of Santa Rosa, total projected damage is now estimated over $ 3 billion from the Sonoma Fires.
EVERY victim of this fire needs our help at this point. Financial help does the greatest good the fastest. People are without shelter. It will take time for properties to be cleaned up and they need to find a place of security and a sense of NORMAL. Anything you can do to help will be greatly appreciated.
Local Red Cross Northern California Coastal Region, American Red Cross, 5297 Aero Dr, Santa Rosa, CA 95403 (707) 577-7600 is accepting financial donations. This office is located in the Larkfield-Wikiup area of Santa Rosa. ONLINE Choose California Wildfires at: https://www.redcross.org/donate/1017t
Redwood Credit Union North Bay Fire Relief Fund. Donate today to support North Bay fire victims and relief efforts.RCU is paying all administrative costs, so 100% of your tax deductible donations will aid fire victims and relief efforts.When you donate, you can choose to support any of the four counties affected: Sonoma, Napa, Mendocino, or Lake. You may also designate "all" and your funds will be equally distributed among all four counties. https://www.redwoodcu.org/northbayfirerelief
3 Ways to Donate:
- Online DONATE NOW: https://rcu-community-fund.squarespace.com/donate/
- Visit: Any RCU branch to make a donation by check (see below for who to make check payable to and what to include in the memo)
- Mail: Please make checks payable to RCU Community Fund. Include "2017 North Bay Fire Relief" in memo area, along with which county (or "All") you'd like to support. Mail to: P.O. Box 6104, Santa Rosa, CA 95406.
Redwood Empire Food Bank - The REFB is currently providing critical food to shelters for our neighbors displaced by fires. In addition, we are working to ensure that those who needed food assistance before the fires are still able to access our help. We still need volunteers. We ask that you sign up via the link on our homepage so that we can schedule volunteers efficiently. Thank you for your continued support. In order for us to continue meeting the existing need and increase our provision of help, we need your support. Redwood Empire Food Bank | 3990 Brickway Blvd., Santa Rosa, CA 95403
Two ways to help right now: Make a financial donation. We have the capacity to increase the amount of food we provide to the community - we just need the financial resources to make this possible. Bring food donations to the REFB right now. We are in need of ready-to-eat, non-perishable foods.Please do not bring glass containers.
North Bay Fire Relief Fund - the Farmers Guild & CAFF have joined a coalition of North Bay organizations* to establish a Fire Recovery Fund, channeling our collective resources to help families and individuals recover. Funds will be provided to victims, including to our family farms, farmworkers and those suffering losses not covered by insurance or served by traditional relief services:http://www.farmersguild.org/north-bay-fire-relief.html
Sonoma County Resilience Fund - to address the mid to long-term needs of our community. Learn more about the purpose of the Resilience Fund. To learn about more ways to give, contact us. We will update this page as we learn more about organizations providing immediate relief to those impacted by the fire. You can quickly and easily support the Resilience Fund in the following ways: Donate online to theSonoma County Resilience Fund. Mail a check to Community Foundation Sonoma County,120 Stony Point Rd., Suite 220, Santa Rosa, CA 95401. Please indicate “Sonoma County Resilience Fund” in the memo line. Transfer stock or securities; contact a Philanthropic Advisor to begin the process.
Help the firefighters. California State Firefighter’s Association fund for fire crews who have lost their homes. SFA is compiling a list of vetted donation funds for firefighters and other public safety personnel who have lost their homes during these horrible Northern California fires. We extend our hearts and our prayers to all affected by these tragedies. We will update this page as the information rolls in. Learn how to donate here.
Support St Dorothy’s Rest in housing and feeding disaster relief workers - So many of you have reached out during this difficult time in Northern California. We are grateful for your thoughts and prayers, and thankfully, St. Dorothy’s, located outside of Occidental has remained out of danger from the ravaging fires. This is a blessing for many reasons. Most importantly, it allows St. Dorothy's to serve our community in desperate need of help.We are housing and providing meals for FEMACorps, AmeriCorps, CaliforniaVolunteers and AmeriCorps NCCC (National Civilian Community Corps) members. These heroes will assist in the difficult work of clean-up andrebuilding in communities affected by the fires. The costs of providing AmeriCorps room and board and ensuring them a comfortable home to return to each day are significant (about $100/day for each member), and we hope you will support their longterm stay, above and beyond your usual support of St. Dorothy’s. Donation Link Here: http://stdorothysrest.org/giving/ways-of-giving/ In Faith, Hope, Love & Luck
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SRJC Fire Relief Fund has been established to support the urgent needs of current students and employees, and the SRJC Foundation has made an initial gift of $100,000. The College is seeking further donations to the SRJC Fire Relief Fund, which can be made online at https://firerelief.santarosa.edu. There is extensive information at www.santarosa.edu describing ways the College is helping students, faculty and staff who have been heavily impacted by the fires. A list of resources is available in the SRJC Fire Response website, available at www.santarosa.edu.
They also have created a Student Support Center to answer calls and emails Monday through Friday, 8am – 5pm. SRJC will be open for walk-in support as soon as it is safe to return. Students should contact email@example.com or (707) 527-4424. Faculty and staff who have been heavily impacted by the fires, or who have resources to share with other SRJC employees, should contact Susan Muskar in Human Resources, firstname.lastname@example.org or (707) 524-1624. Updates are being posted regularly on the website and on social media, https://www.facebook.com/santarosajc, https://twitter.com/SantaRosaJC, https://www.instagram.com/santarosajc/, and at 707-527-4011.
BREAKING! STUDENT FIRE RELIEF TASKFORCE!WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 25 3:00PM – 4:00 PM (Right after ICC)
Our Student President Evelyn Navarro,email@example.com, has created a student-led fire relief taskforce “to address how the wildfires have affected students, how we may provide them resources and create an environment that promotes safety and success. Club leaders are encouraged to join – please contact her for updates and meeting location.
DONATE TO THE SRJC’s FIRE RELIEF FUND AND YOU’LL GET THIS T-SHIRT! Starting Monday – Head over to the Bertolini Information Desk between 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM (WEDS til 7:00 PM) bring$20 in cash, and you’ll get a #SRJCSTRONG #SRJCFUERTE T Shirt!
UndocuFund for Fire Relief - Launched by a coalition of immigrant service providers and advocates, the UndocuFund for Fire Relief in Sonoma County will provide direct assistance to undocumented victims of the Northern California fires.The first $50,000 in donations will be matched on a 1:1 basis by The California Wellness Foundation. And 100 percent of all donations will directly support undocumented immigrants who have lost their homes, belongings, and livelihoods in the fires. The fund’s partners will cover all administrative costs. Your donation is tax-deductible to the extent allowable by law. Donate > and Share > http://undocufund.org
Waves of Compassion funded all initial efforts for evacuee support for all the people who came to the coast to get away from the fire zone. This includes people who set up tents at our local campgrounds. That money had been donated to start a food pantry for Bodega Bay residents but was used for evacuees instead. We really need to replace it since we are heading into winter and have many people in need on the coast!. We are a Non-Profit with IRS 501c3 status. Our email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org
There are two ways to donate toWaves of Compassion Foundation:
2) PayPal: www.paypal.com You need to have an account with PayPal or create an account with PayPal.
RABOBANK donates $50,000 to American Red Cross for California wildfire relief fund to help meet the extraordinary need for recovery assistance in numerous communities. The funds will assist the Red Cross’ continued efforts to provide lodging, meals, health care and other essential services for impacted residents. Taking other supportive actions, the bank announced last week it is waiving certain fees — including fees for cash withdrawals from ATMs owned and operated by other banks, and checking account overdraft fees —from Oct. 7 to 21 for customers in five wildfire-stricken communities. The temporary fee waivers apply to accounts based at Rabobank’s Magalia, Napa, Paradise, Santa Rosa and Sonoma branches.
Creative Sonoma Recovery Fund: Creative Sonoma has launched the CREATIVE SONOMA RECOVERY FUND dedicated to collecting and disseminating relief funds to serve the immediate needs of our community. If you have the ability to donate, and would like to direct your donation to members of the creative community affected by the fires, your donation of any amount is welcome. If you are hosting a beneficiary event for fire relief, and would like the proceeds to be targeted to the creative community, you can do that through this fund.
Creative Recovery Exchange: If you have been affected by the fires, you can post your need for specific goods and services at CreativeSonoma.org on the Marketplace. If you have goods and services to donate, you can also post at CreativeSonoma.org. This is a person-to-person match source - a Craigslist for creatives. You can also post on this site if you want to volunteer your time, or if you are available to participate in benefits.
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A memorial fund for Garrett Paiz-Taco - On behalf of Tehama Transport, we are deeply heartbroken to report the death of one of our drivers Garrett Paiz. We would like to send our deepest condolences to his family. This is a tragic accident and our thoughts and prayers are with Garrett's family at this time.This fund is set up to assist the family of Mr. Paiz, a water tender operator who was tragically killed on October 16 while fighting the Nun Fire in Napa County. All funds received will go directly to his family to aid them as they grieve and memorialize his life. https://www.gofundme.com/memorial-fund-for-garrett-paiztaco
Oct 21 ~ Peacetown Fire Benefit - This event has been moved to Ives Park on Saturday from12:00-6:00pm. The Community Center is being used by the Red Cross to house their volunteers. We will party in our Peacetown home at Ives Park. Come on out and enjoy this loving event.Admissions FREE but bring your open hearts and open wallets to help us raise funds for those who have lost everything. Also great music: 12:00 Easy Leaves; 12:50 Jon Gonzales & Family; 1:40 Rhythm Rangers; 2:30 Steve Pile; 3:20 Sol Horizon; 4:10 SoCoAll Stars; 5:15 Burnside.Come on out and bring friends - ALL AGES. Peace & Love INFO:www.seb.org 707-823-1511 Ives Park, 7400 Willow St, Sebastopol, CA 95472
Oct 21 ~ Dream Farmers at Twin Oaks Roadhouse Fire Victim BENEFIT. All proceeds donated via Redwood Credit Union. Dream Farmers with Holy Roller Horns. Highly Danceable, original music. Roots, Funk, Worldbeat, Rock. 5745 Old Redwood Hwy, Penngrove. NO COVER
Oct 28 ~ The CASH & KING concert - now benefitting the Healthcare Foundation, will support the solutions for Post Traumatic Stress and emotional turmoil needs ahead for the many victims of this devastating fire and the healing of the extended families in our community. The fundraiser/concert will be at the Raven Performing Arts Theater, 115 North St, Healdsburg, CA 95448 for a performance by STEVEN KENT and the CASH & KING Band. Purchase ticketshttps://tickets.alistixs.com/event/cash-king/ Copperfield’s Bookstore or at the door.
Oct 28 ~ Love and Justice² with Dr. Loco¹s Rockin¹ Jalapeño Band 6-10 pmShone Farm, 7450 Steve Olson Lane, Forestville $40-100. Sliding scale Goal: At least $4000, and hopefully much more. Sponsored by Indivisible Petaluma, Petaluma Rapid Response & the Graton Day Labor Center. Unlike other fire victims, undocumented immigrants do not qualify for assistance from FEMA. Limited English proficiency and fear of immigration enforcement are also barriers
to accessing disaster-relief services. If there is a citizen in the family, even an infant, they can qualify. Funds will be split between the Day Labor Center¹s Reconstruction Works Program and the Undocufund for Fire Relief:http://undocufund.org. Please contact either Zahyra Garcia,email@example.com, or Sam Tuttelman,firstname.lastname@example.org, by October 25 to make your donation to this important cause.
Oct 29 ~ Sonoma County Strong! A Benefit for Our Neighbors! The Ricky Ray band , Rhythm Method with special guest Wendy DeWitt also Harmonica great Brad Wilson and the Rhythm Drivers . $25 100% of ticket sales goes directly to fire survivors through Redwood Credit Unions fund. 12 PM - 5 PM Santa Rosa Vintners Square 1301-1305 Cleveland Ave Santa Rosa Ca 95401 D'argenzio Winery, Cibo Pizza, will also donate 20% of all sales that dayhttps://
Nov 12 ~ Family & Harmony Fest ~ growing peace into hearts & homes polishes the right tools for rebuilding & moving forward.” Event features themed mini-workshops in Family Yoga, Teen Sister Circles, Engaged Grandparenting, Creative Co-Parenting and Ancient Animal Tales for Kids, demo tables by Three Leaves Foods, Rosemira Organics, and Many Rivers Books & Teas, and a Harvest Choral Concert featuring the Bija Children's Choir and guests. Workshops are on a drop-in, at-will donation basis, and a portion of proceeds are donated to the Redwood Credit Union North Bay Fire Relief Fund.Come let yourself be nurtured and celebrate community as we move towards rebuilding and restoring losses from the fires. #SonomaCountyStrong! Celebrations for all ages. 1 4pmCommunity Church of Sebastopol, 1000 Hwy 116, Sebastopol. INFO: www.bija-childrens-choir.com. Mini workshops @1-3pm for $5. Concert @ 3 pm for $10 suggested donation.
Oct 18-22 ~ SRJC’s Culinary Arts Program will host “Sonoma Family Meal,” a community-based program supplying fresh, healthy “to-go” meals to anyone in need. For those who lost their homes, are still evacuated, are hosting a group of evacuees, or are just tired and need help with lunch or dinner for themselves and their families, all are invited to pick up a wholesome meal to go, no questions asked. SRJC students are especially encouraged. “Sonoma Family Meal” features food donated by local farms, ranches, and restaurants, prepared with love by some of the best chefs in the Bay Area and Sonoma County. Sonoma Family Meal was previously hosted by Franchettis’ restaurant and Worth Our Weight, and is now moving to Santa Rosa Junior College. 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. for lunch and 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. for dinner at the Santa Rosa Junior College Parking Lot, 1700 Mendocino Ave. (cross-street is Carr Ave.), across from the B. Robert Burdo Culinary Arts Center. https://goo.gl/maps/ZxNTeqn8G7s
The show will go on at Occidental Center for the Arts this weekend Oct 21 & 22! Saturday: Brazilian jazz concert by The Larry Stefl Group http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3091775. Let us know if you are a Fire Refugee and you will be our guest. Sunday: Book Launch by nine inspiring women at 4 pm 'Nevertheless, They Persisted'! Refreshments and music; by donation. OCA Art Gallery is open with the Pointless Sisters Art Quilt Show, and the air is clear. Let the healing begin! 3850 Doris Murphy Ct, Occidental, California, (707) 874-9392. http://www.occidentalcenterforthearts.org/
Oct 20 ~ The Shabbat Dinner of Comfort & Unity is OPEN TO ALL AT NO CHARGE- We invite and encourage you to join this special event in person or attend virtually by sponsoring a seat at this event and showing those affected that you are with them and support this vital and long recovery. Let us unite & heal by together welcoming the Shabbat; the day of peace, comfort, & serenity. Special guests ~ Recognition of those on the front lines ~ Special presentations This Friday at 5PM - Flamingo Resort Hotel, 2777 4th St, Santa Rosa, CA 95405 REGISTER to Attend - Attend virtually - Show your support for the Sonoma County Community by sponsoring a seat or table at this special Shabbat dinner All donations will go directly to those who need it most
Oct 20 - 22 ~ Firehouse BBQ Evacuee Dinner - loverdale Firehouse BBQ & Ribs has come together with other local business owners to put on a dinner event for those affected by these devastating fires. Please join us Friday, October 20th through Sunday, October 22nd for a complimentary dinner. If you have been displaced or are currently evacuated by any of the North Bay Fires, please stop in and join us for dinner! **dinner will be served to as many people as possible while supplies last**
Thank you for the love and support from all of you! 485 S Cloverdale Blvd, Cloverdale 707-894-6298https://www.facebook.com/pg/cloverdalefirehouse/about/?ref=page_internal
Oct 21 ~ SELF CARE + FIRE RELIEF +“A HELPING HAND – APOYO COMUNITARIO” - If you need to take care of yourself or others, don’t think about ICC -Don’t go to ICC –Let someone else deal with that. If you’re needing any help or supplies please drop-by the “A Helping Hand – Apoyo Comunitario” this event is being put on by MEChA, HEP Ambassadors, Mujeres Xingonas, Puente, andUndocumented Student Union. They seriously have so-much-resources-and-supplies! It’s mind-boggling! If youof someone you know (an SRJC student) could benefit from this$500 Fire Relief Fund < that’s the link to the application. If you just want to talk orhangout, I’m around, your Student Government is here, and the college wants to help!10AM-3PM, PARKING GARAGE BASEMENT (check FB Event for any changes) FIRE RELIEF INFO:Student Government’s FB Page |SRJC Fire Response Update Website | UndocuFund - FB Page | Website
Oct 21 ~ "A Thousand Thanks" pancake breakfast fund-raiseron Saturday morning atPresbyterian Church of the Roses, 2500 Patio Ct, Santa Rosa, CA 95405 in Santa Rosa behind Montgomery Village from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Make a donation toRedwood Credit Union's North Bay Fire Relief Fund and get a free breakfast served by Scouts of Troop 32 and other youths of the community. And some say thank you to some of the firefighters, police officers, sheriff's deputies and others who have helped our community.
Oct 22 ~ HaHaHalloween II: Evil Gives Back- We are proud to announce that our upcoming show is now a benefit for victims of the recent fires in Sonoma and Napa Counties. First responders will get in for FREE and the proceeds for the event will be donated to the Redwood Credit Union's relief fund, meaning every dollar will go directly to victims. PLUS A SILENT AUCTION! You could win a live comedy show performed IN YOUR HOME or ANY OTHER BUILDING OF YOUR CHOOSING! Plus amazing gifts from local Santa Rosa businesses! If you want to come support a good cause, and get a much-needed laugh, 7pm - 9:30 The Arlene Francis Center 99 6th St, Santa Rosa, California 95401. Learn more (or sign up for free tickets if you're a first responder!) at evilcomedy.net/
Oct 28 ~ Free EFT Tapping Day for Emotional Trauma.We have EFT experts giving sessions for fire victims next Saturday 10/28, all day at the Flamingo in Santa Rosa. If you are experiencing trauma symptoms, triggers, flashbacks, insomnia, anxiety, disorganized thinking, etc, please let us help you. http://www.eftgathering.org/
Nov 10 & 11- West County Rising: A community effort for the fire surivors. West County Rising Benefit - Join us as West County comes together to raise money and gifts for low income families and families affected by the Sonoma County fires. All proceeds will be given to non profits who specialize in support for the Latino community, The Redwood Credit Union Fund and directly to families who lost everything. HOW CAN I HELP SUPPORT?: LOCALS Join us on Friday November 1Oth at Negris Restaurant in Occidental for a spaghetti dinner, live music and dance party and silent auction. The Benefit starts at 5:30pm and will go until we have danced our shoes off! Tickets will be sold at the door, $30-$100 sliding scale. Local relief organizations will be present to learn how to stay connected and of service to our community. I AM NOT A LOCAL, BUT WANT TO HELP: DONATE HERE! Simply send money through our site, or send gift cards from Target, amazon, rei, toys r us to The Lotus Feed, p.o. box 10, Occidental Ca 95465. We will be creating holiday baskets for families who lost everything. SILENT AUCTION: If you have connections to large donations/ services/goods/art that would generate donations through the silent auction please email@example.com. Thank you so much for your wide open hearts and acts of service. Negri's Italian Dinners & Joe's Bar, 3700 Bohemian Hwy, Occidental, California 95465
Nov 10-12 ~ Vineyards to Villages- more than 20 boutique Sonoma County wineries, along with local restaurants and hotels, will take part in the Third Annual V2V (Vineyards to Villages) Wine & Food Safari, a weekend-long wine and food extravaganza supporting clean water initiatives in East African schools and villages. The annual event is orchestrated by Vineyards to Villages (V2V), a partnership between Sonoma County wine industry leaders and Rohnert Park-based nonprofitGlobal Partners for Development (GPFD). In light of the devastation in the region, the V2V initiative and event has shifted its fundraising scope to include local recovery efforts, which is now supporting the well-being of children both locally and internationally. Various locations and times on each day. Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/v2v-wine-food-safari-weekend-tickets-34809512188?aff=es2
Nov 11 ~ Painting And Breathing Through Changing Time - **FREE to those who lost their home in the October wildfires!** join us to listen closely to yourself, using paint as a mode of expressing your own deep feeling and inner dreamscape. Inquire more deeply into your own mystical journey here on Earth. Gentle SoulCentric BreathworkTM on Sunday supports this process. No art experience of any kind is necessary. There is ample support for individual process and journey. 10am – 5pm Sebastopol Center for the Arts, 282 South High Street, Sebastopol INFO: 707-872-5577 www.awakentoyourdeeperself.com
Nov 16 ~ The Only Home I know - A benefit for Undocumented Victims of the Fire + My American Dreams work on behalf of DACA recipients. My American Dreams is hosting this benefit premiere screening of The Only Home I Know, in advance of its PBS broadcast on KRCB. The Only Home I Know is a collaboration between My American Dreams, founded by Sonoma County immigration attorney, Christopher Kerosky, and Define American, founded by former Washington Post reporter, Jose Antonio Vargas. The film tells the story behind Vargas’ high profile expose of himself as an undocumented “alien” through a New York Times Magazine article he wrote, and includes highlights from his presentation at the My American Dreams event at Sonoma State University in January. Also featured are profiles of six young North Bay DACA recipients, including local artist Maria de Los Angeles. The evening begins at 6:00 pm with a catered reception and silent auction. To purchase tickets go to www.myamericandreams.org or call 707-867-98. Tickets are $50 and include a catered reception, silent auction, Premier Film screening Q&A Panel of Immigration Experts. One-half of the proceeds of the event will be used to aid immigrant families who lost homes or employment in the Sonoma County fires, and the other half to fund My American Dreams’ work on behalf of DACA recipients. We are working with two local programs to ensure the funds are distributed to maximum effect: Administering the donations will be UndocuFund (http://undocufund.org/) and LandPaths (www.landpaths.org) 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM at Sebastopol Center for the Arts
282 South High Street, Sebastopol. INFO: (707) 867-9818, http://www.myamericandreams.org/
NAKED WINES customers raised over $200,000 for fire relief and recovery efforts in wine country. Another $50k is being deployed with the Community Foundation of Sonoma County. You can participate here: https://us.nakedwines.com/fire-recovery-fund
ADOPT A FIRE FAMILY - The vision here is to get the people and families who either need clean up help and complete rebuilding help specific to their needs. https://www.facebook.com/adoptafirefamily/
FREE BIKES for anyone who lost a bike in the fires through Thanksgiving - Community Bikes 4009 Sebastopol Rd. Santa Rosa 707-579-5811www.liteinitiatives.org
RETROGRADE COFFEE ROASTERS - If anyone is in need of coffee (cal fire, PD, FD, shelters, volunteer organizations, non-profits, call centers etc), we are now back up and roasting and have the ability to donate coffee. Anyone in need can send an e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call our shop and ask for me (707-827-8065)
Neptune Swimming Fire Relief Fund - Many of our Neptune Swimming families are hurting right now and we want to raise money to assist these families regain some form of normalcy over the next few months. Please help our team raise money so our swim families can get back on their feet as soon as possible. I’m Dan Greaves, head coach of Neptune Swimming. We will donate all money raised in this campaign to the families on our team that have lost homes in the fire.
santarosaneptunes.com - https://www.gofundme.com/neptune-swimming-fire-relief-fund
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