How to help with the California fires
As of today the fires have killed 42 people, at one point forced 100,000 people from their homes and burned in total over 240,000 acres. Currently, there are still 15,000 people evacuated.
While fire-fighters are still battling across the state, we came across some ways to help out those in need during this time.
Host a place to stay
Airbnb launched a program to allow hosts to open up their home for free for displaced evacuees from October 8 through October 30.
Since 2012, the Airbnb host community has provided free short term housing to thousands of people in safe, welcoming…www.airbnb.com
By the power of google; there is a google doc that connects people willing to host their home with those displaced.
Rooms Available California family- as the fires rage on in some of the most beloved parts of our state- 20, 000 people…docs.google.com
The Center for Volunteer and Non-profit Leadership has ways to help out with the fires in Marin and Napa.
Medical professionals are needed as well.
The Petaluma Fairgrounds Clinic is CLOSING today, Tuesday 10/17 * We all want to truly thank you from the bottom of our…www.signupgenius.com
There are many other opportunities to volunteer across the affected areas. Here is another google doc with active needs.
A lot of people stepped up and have already donated a bunch of supplies. Many shelters are no longer taking supply donations. However, the biggest way to help right now is with monetary donations. We know there can be some friction in giving money but here are some trusted and direct ways to give.
Our hearts go out to those affected by the devastating 2017 North Bay fires. Redwood Credit Union (RCU), in partnership…www.redwoodcu.org
I donated to the Red Cross to prevent and alleviate human suffering at home and around the world. Join me!www.redcross.org
Official fund raising platform for firefighters who've lost their homes in the Sonoma and Napa firestorm of 2017…www.gofundahero.com
The City of Santa Rosa has experienced ravaging fires through many neighborhoods. Our thoughts are with all members of…www.youcaring.com
This fund was created by the Community Foundation's Board of Directors to provide disaster relief and recovery...www.communityfound.org
This isn’t the most exhaustive list of ways to help but some that stood out to us. We hope that you can join us in helping our community.
For current updates on the California fires, please visit