How to help people affected by wildfires in Lake County, Napa County -- Give #WhereYouLive

ABC7 is partnering with the Red Cross to support life-saving disaster relief for those affected by wildfires across the West Coast, like our neighbors impacted by the Valley Fire and the Butte Fire. It's easy to Give Where You Live -- to make a $10 donation, just text the word "Red Cross" to 90999.

Evacuees can register on the American Red Cross "Safe and Well" website or call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to let their families know they're safe.


The American Red Cross says the only way to donate to the Western Wildfire Relief Fund is by check ("Western Wildfire" relief donations collected also go to Washington, Utah, Oregon and other western states). They ask that people designate Western Wildlife Relief Fund in the check memo field. You can send a check to:

American Red Cross
1663 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

If you choose to donate online, they say that money can only be designated for disaster relief or your local Red Cross chapter.

The County of Lake Office of Emergency Services asks that people who want to help consider making monetary donations through the North Coast Opportunities/Mendo-Lake Credit Union or Lake County Wildfire Relief Fund.

Payments may be made here online and checks may be made out to Mendo-Lake Credit Union or North Coast Opportunities with a memo for Valley Fire and dropped off or mailed to the following branch locations:
- 14866 Olympic Drive in Clearlake, CA 95422
- 953 11th Street in Lakeport, CA 95453
- 526 S State Street in Ukiah, CA 94582

List of donation centers (nonprofits, businesses and individuals) who are dedicated to helping the Lake County fire relief effort. is an online hub where people can quickly connect with local opportunities to donate, volunteer, and give to the victims of the recent Northern California fires. The site is being updated live, and will remain updated as long as it takes.

For members of the California Teachers Association, or CTA, there is a fund set up to help if they have experienced significant losses due to disasters in California. Grants are available for homes and local schools, including temporary displacement and catastrophic damage grants. For more information click here: CTA Disaster Relief Fund

Several firefighters have lost their homes battling the Valley Fire and the Butte Fire. A GoFundMe account has been set up for the firefighters. Also, Cal Fire is working the the "Forestry Crabfeed" to set up a fund to help all of these firefighters. For those wishing to donate you can mail checks to the following:

Forestry Crabfeed FF Relief Fund
2210 West College Ave
Santa Rosa, Ca 95401
Attn: Olga Leitch

100% of the money collected will be given directly to the firefighters. In addition the Forestry Crabfeed, which was established as a benevolent fund to assist the employees in the Sonoma Lake Napa Unit, is a non-profit 501c3 so your donation is tax deductible, tax payer ID 45-3748304.

San Francisco firefighters are looking for monetary donations to give toys to the children who we impacted by the fire.

Gott's Roadside Cafes will be donating 50% of profits to Valley Fire victims on Thursday, October 1, 2015.


There are so many lost pets and animals that the following Facebook pages have been set up to help:
PET Lost and Found for Lake County Fires
Valley Fire - Lake County Lost or Found Pets

Click here for equestrian evacuation resources for Lake County

At the Calistoga fairgrounds, they have partnered with Petaluma Animal Services to care for the evacuated pets and animals. They are asking for donations of food for displaced animals to be brought to Calistoga Cal Mart and Safeway in St. Helena.

Wine County Animal Lovers is coordinating donations for animals. You can donate by clicking here.


CaliforniaVolunteers is the state office that manages programs and initiatives aimed at increasing the number of Californians engaged in service and volunteering.

Click here for full coverage on the Valley Fire.

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