With wildfires burning across Northern California at a historic rate, homes and businesses have been destroyed and residents remain displaced from their communities. There are numerous ways you can help the victims of these fires.
Here are a few ways you can donate to help NorCal fire victims:
United Way of Northern California: The United Way of Northern California supports wildfire recovery and disaster relief. You can donate here. Their site also has information for wildfire survivors who need assistance.
Airbnb.org: Airbnb has a program that offers free, temporary housing to displaced disaster victims. People around the world can offer housing to those who have lost their homes to wildfires, floods or other disasters. Click here to host a stay or make a donation.
GoFundMe: GoFundMe has established a centralized hub to help identify verified fundraisers created to help those who have lost their businesses, homes and have been displaced by Northern California wildfires.
The company’s trust and safety team monitors the platform to make sure donations go to the correct beneficiaries, and all donors are protected by their refund policy.
Salvation Army: The Salvation Army provides food and emotional care when a disaster strikes and later assists with recovery. They urge people who want to help those who have been displaced by the recent wildfires to donate online at TSAWildfireRelief.org.
Nevada County Relief Fund: The Nevada County Relief Fund established the Wildfire Relief and Recovery Fund as a response to the impacts of wildfires on the region. As of Aug. 5, all funds raised go to survivors of the River Fire from Nevada County.
Placer Community Foundation: The Placer Community Foundation has established a River Fire Relief fund to “mobilize when and where the needs are greatest.”
Dixie Fire donations:
Plumas Bank: Donations for residents affected by the fire can be made at any Plumas Bank branch or mailed to PCIRC at PO Box 3005, Quincy, CA 95971.
LDS/Mormon Church: The LDS/Mormon Church at 55 Bellamy Lane in Quincy is accepting donations from Aug. 6 to 10 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Suggested items include clothing, personal hygiene items, gift cards, pet supplies and school supplies.
Give Resources: Give Resources is a nonprofit out of Yuba City collecting donations for Dixie Fire victims. Donations are strategically distributed to those that have lost their homes.