How You Can Help

Thank you for reaching out to assist with fire and recovery efforts. Your generosity is deeply appreciated. Here is some key information as you consider how to help those affected by the fire.

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  • Fire Victims

Donated Goods Not Needed

Shelters, fire stations and many nonprofit organizations have received an outpouring of donated food, clothing, furniture and other items. Currently, the community is overwhelmed with the task of matching donated items to people in need. For this reason, many local organizations cannot accept donated goods at this time.

Donations of home-cooked food, clothing, furniture, and other items are best made to friends and family who have specific needs.

More information on how to get involved can be found on:

Financial Contributions

Financial contributions are currently the best way to help our community. Monetary donations will help organizations get the right items to the right people at the right time.

The following entities accept financial donations:


Sonoma County Volunteer Center

If you would like to volunteer with fire relief efforts, or if you need volunteers, please contact the Sonoma County Volunteer Center at (707) 573-3399.

Redwood Empire Food Bank

Food Donations

Redwood Empire Food Bank

The Redwood Empire Food Bank is accepting ready-to-eat, non-perishable, pre-packaged, unopened foods for evacuation centers.

These foods should be easy to open and easy to eat; many shelters don’t have kitchens for heating and preparing food. Please do not bring glass containers.

Donated food may be delivered between 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM to:
Redwood Empire Food Bank
3990 Brickway Blvd
Santa Rosa

Fire Information

Community Information and Recovery Resources

News and maps, evacuation and shelter updates and information to help you recover from the fire disaster: applying for disaster aid, health concerns, returning to burn areas, housing and financial assistance and more.

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Local Assistance Center

One-stop shop with critical services for residents who have been impacted by the fires. Services include FEMA, Small Business Administration, Social Security, US Postal Service, Social Services, Veterans Affairs, DMV, etc.

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