Resources for Fire Victims

Whether you’re continuing recovery efforts, volunteering, or fundraising to provide relief for victims of the North Bay fires, the following internet resources may be helpful.

CLEAN-UP ADVICE
Cleaning up after the disaster - http://celake.ucanr.edu/files/219268.pdf


FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
Apply for FEMA disaster assistance: https://www.disasterassistance.gov/

Redwood Credit Union's 2017 North Bay Fire Relief Fund & Distribution information

Wildfire Relief Fund from United Way of the Wine Country United Way has an application for $1,000 for both owners and renters who lost their homes. The “Wildfire Relief Fund” is part of our Emergency Relief Fund and seeks to assist those facing hardship by providing direct monetary aid to families and individuals who have suffered loss as a result of the fires. Details at https://www.unitedwaywinecountry.org/our-work/financial-stability/wildfire-relief-fund/.

Disaster Relief Housing Assistance Fund - Community Action Partnership has created a new program to address immediate housing deposit and rental assistance needs. Please see the press release for complete information.

Federal Student Loan Payment - Contact Kass Von der Mehden, Federal Student Loan Repayment Manager, if you are unable to make your monthly Federal Student Loan payment. She has resources and options available to help you delay or reduce your payment during this difficult time. You may also reach out to your Loan Servicer directly. kvon@empirecollege.com - 707-546-4000 Ext. 225

Special CalFresh Disaster Benefits - Bilingual Flier


GOODS AND SERVICES
Mattresses from Living Spaces - Fire victims from Sonoma, Napa, Lake, Mendocino, Butte, and Yuba counties who have an approved FEMA determination letter or insurance letter are eligible to receive one free mattress set. Bring the letter to a Living Spaces retail location no later than December 31, 2017; the mattress and foundation must also be picked up no later than December 31, 2017. (Offer does not apply to web orders.)


HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
2-1-1 Program - providing non-emergency information and referrals for fire victims and their families when they dial 2-1-1 from their telephone. The 2-1-1 program is a confidential service that connects people in need with local health and human services.


LEGAL ASSISTANCE
Disabled community resource - Professor Adam Brown’s office at Disability Services & Legal Center, 521 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa CA 95401, 707-528-2745, http://mydslc.org/

Immigration Document Replacement - Professors Cyphers and Mancini are providing no-legal-fee processing of documents necessary to replace immigration documents. Contact: Professor Julie Cyphers, 5468 Skylane Blvd, Suite C, Santa Rosa, 95403, phone 707-473-8014; Professor Robyn Mancini, 5468 Skylane Blvd, Suite C, Santa Rosa, CA 95403, phone 707-528-3917.

Legal Aid of Sonoma County - Assistance with fire-related housing issues, FEMA and employment benefits, protection against price gouging. http://legalaidsc.org/

American Bar Association - Fire victims in eight Northern California counties who can't afford a lawyer can call a new hotline to receive free legal assistance. The hotline number is 415-575-3120.


PUBLIC SERVICE
Sonoma County Sheriff’s office - https://www.sonomasheriff.org/

County of Sonoma Local Assistance Center links at: http://sonomacounty.ca.gov/EOC-and-PIO/Fires-October-2017/Services/Local-Assistance-Center/

Public Service Announcements on various topics - https://www.cdc.gov/disasters/wildfires/psa/index.html

City of Santa Rosa Emergency - www.srcity.org/emergency or call 707-543-4511

The County of Sonoma and City of Santa Rosa launched a new website to provide residents affected by the Sonoma County fires with a one-stop-shop for information and resources for recovery efforts. For more information visit: www.sonomacountyrecovers.org


UNEMPLOYMENT
Emergency unemployment claims - https://eapply4ui.edd.ca.gov or call 800.300.5616


VOLUNTEERING
Volunteering – Volunteer Center of Sonoma County - http://www.volunteernow.org/volunteers/volunteer-for-sonoma-county-fire-relief.aspx


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