North Bay Fire Relief Donation and Volunteer Info
The fires to north have affected all of us in the Bay Area and beyond. The devastation is extensive and heartbreaking. We’ve put together some valuable information and resources on ways that you can help.
I’d first like to mention a family that is near and dear to everyone at Off Your Plate. Susan Forbes used to be a wonderful project manager for us. She unfortunately was a victim to the Tubbs Fire and lost her home this week. She’s a mom to 3 boys under 5. She’s amazingly positive and courageous! Please join us in supporting their recovery from this tragedy on their Go Fund Me page.
OTHER WAYS TO HELP:
🏠 Shelters that need help: (10/11)
Analy High School
Cook Middle School
Elsie Allen High School
Finley Community Center
Jenner Community Center
Santa Rosa Veterans Building
Sonoma Marin Fairgrounds
Windsor High School
- North Bay Fire Relief by Redwood Credit Union
- List of organizations accepting donations
- GoFundMe campaign raising funds for victims
- Donate to the Santa Rosa Victims (operated by the City of Santa Rosa)
WAYS TO HELP IN THE BAY AREA:
Open your home to evacuees and animals:
Airbnb has activated its Open Homes program for the North Bay. The program, established in 2012, allows hosts to open up their homes for free to people needing shelter. The company released a statement saying it was in need of more hosts to volunteer. Find out more here.
Milo Foundation, a long-running animal rescue group with headquarters in Point Richmond, was forced to evacuate about 200 animals from its sanctuary in Willits. Shelter staff are asking people who live in safe locations to open their homes to shelter dogs and cats as a result.
Places outside the North Bay accepting donations:
Love on Haight, a vintage clothing shop in San Francisco, posted on Facebook that it was accepting clothing donations and had a limited number of available shelters for evacuees. The clothing store has also set up a donation table outside for people to drop off clothing donations.
“We have boxes of free clothes at Love on Haight for you,” a post on the clothing store’s Facebook page said. “We have some spots to stay in the city and can help get supplies that you may need. If you make it to the city please feel free to use us as a home base. You are not alone in this…”
Tutto Capelli Salon in San Carlos is opening a donation drive. Owner Gina Hawk said she is collecting pet supplies, phone chargers, baby supplies, feminine products, and other toiletries to bring to shelters.
Ryse Youth Center in Richmond is also collecting supplies for victims of the fire. Organizers are asking for face masks and filters, adult and child diapers, hand sanitizer, deodorant and other toiletries.
Salute E Vita Restaurante in Richmond: The staff at the Marina Bay restaurant will be driving up and donating goods twice a day. Organizer Jamie Dooley is encouraging people to bring non-perishable goods, socks, blankets and pillows along with other essentials.
“As a Santa Rosa native whose family has been evacuated, it breaks my heart to see my hometown reduced to ashes,” Dooley said. “We’re doing everything possible to support our friends and family.”
Martinez Mobilizes for Santa Rosa: This Sunday, the popular Del Cielo Brewing Co. in Martinez will be hosting an all-day donation drop-off event. You can find out more information about needed donations at the event Facebook page.
Seaport Storage Center and Collection 55 Cellars in Redwood City is accepting donations for fire victims. Donations of tents, sleeping bags, pillows, water, personal hygiene products, diapers, can openers, and phone chargers can be made until 4 p.m. daily. The center has large trucks available to drop off goods. Call Justin Wethington at 650-218-6360 if interested.
Jewish Community Center in Berkeley (Walnut Street location): The community center will be accepting donations for a massive Thursday drop off. Staff are asking for clothing and toiletries. Please bring donations by 4 p.m.
Oakland 1-2-3-4 Go! Records: The long-running record store in Oakland has posted a list of needed items on its Facebook page (no clothing needed.) Donations will be dropped off in Santa Rosa throughout the week.
Stay off roads and keep emergency lines clear:
Officials have asked the general public to keep emergency phone lines clear and to stay out of evacuation areas. A mandatory curfew for the Santa Rosa area has been set from sundown — starting at 6:45 p.m. — to sunrise.
Sonoma County Sheriff Robert Giordano also asked people to keep off the roads. He said that the department would be prepared to cite and possibly arrest people who violate the order.
“Don’t drive on the roads unless you absolutely have to,” he said.