North Bay Fire Relief: How You Can Help

October wildfires have decimated nearby communities. Read below to find ways you can contribute to North Bay fire relief. Photo: ND700/Shutterstock.

The recent series of wind-whipped wildfires that spread across vast areas of Northern California left a devastating and deadly impact on our neighboring communities in the North Bay. The fast-moving flames indiscriminately consumed hotels, schools, shopping plazas and subdivisions. By mid-October, officials had reported 42 people tragically killed and thousands of homes obliterated. Survivors posted dramatic videos of narrow escapes and shared heartbreaking stories of loss.

Our hearts go out to the victims and families affected by these catastrophic fires. Several community groups and businesses have organized to provide support for the immediate and long-term recovery of those who have lost their homes and businesses.

Seeking financial contributions and volunteers:

American Red Cross

Center for Volunteer & Nonprofit Leadership

SPCA of Solano County

Sonoma Humane Society

Napa Humane Society

Seeking financial contributions:

Mendocino County Disaster Fund
(Community Foundation of Mendocino County)

Napa Valley Community Foundation

North Bay Fire Recovery Fund
(Redwood Credit Union, The Press Democrat, Senator Mike McGuire)

Northern California Fire Fund
(Silicon Valley Community Foundation)

Sonoma County Resilience Fund
(Community Foundation of Sonoma County)

United Way of the Wine Country

Other Ways to Help:

Band Together Bay Area
A live music event on Thursday, November 9 at AT&T Park to benefit fire victims. Featuring performances by Metallica, G-Eazy, Rancid, Dave Matthews, Dead & Company, and Raphael Saadiq. Tickets are on sale now.

 

Open for Business
The skies above Napa and Sonoma have cleared of smoke and the wineries, restaurants, art galleries and shops that make up wine country are ready to welcome you. Now is the perfect time for a trip to Yountville, where reservations at The French Laundry are easier to acquire than usual. Or spend an afternoon strolling the art gardens and tasting different vintages at Cornerstone in Sonoma.

To find more information and plan your visit to the North Bay region, visit SonomaCounty.com and VisitNapaValley.com.


Contra Costa County residents are encouraged to sign-up for Community Warning System (CWS) alerts at www.cococws.us