Wildfire Recovery & Disaster Relief

Wildfire

The 2020 Wildfire Season has brought multiple blazes to the Northern California region and throughout the West Coast. United Way of Northern California (UWNC) is responding to wildfires in our nine-county area, including the Northern Complex fire in Butte and Plumas counties, the Slater Fire in Siskiyou County, and the Zogg Fire in Shasta and Tehama counties, which have claimed lives and destroyed hundreds of homes. UWNC is providing financial support to individuals and to agencies that are working on the ground to assist survivors, evacuees and others impacted by the fires.

UWNC is seeking and accepting donations to help in this work. Over the past two years, through the generosity of our donors, we have distributed more than $6 million to at least 10,000 survivors of the 2018 Camp and Carr Fires, many of whom are affected by the current fire crisis and also by the COVID-19 pandemic. More funding is needed as the effects of these tragedies are long-term – for example, financial assistance to Camp and Carr survivors will be needed for at least the next two years, with United Way on target to distribute $3 million in calendar 2020 alone. We anticipate that the more than 500 families displaced by the current fires in our region will similarly need ongoing support.

Donate

Your donations will support wildfire recovery in the North State and other affected areas in California. Click the “donate” button and select “Wildfire Recovery & Disaster Response” to give now. United Way of Northern California thanks you for your generosity. Every dollar makes a difference for those who have been impacted by the 2020 wildfires.

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Get Help

If you are a California wildfire survivor in search of assistance, click “get help” to access the resources that are available in your area. Resources vary depending on location, however, the United Way network is actively responding to the needs of each community. Continue to check back for new resources as they are made available.

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Updates on 2020 Efforts

September 10th, 2020:

United Way to Assist Fire Stricken Communities ($80,000)

August 25th, 2020:

Learn more about how we’re helping those affected by:

Additional Information

CalFire Incident Map

For status updates on each fire in the state of California.

Steps to Recovery

An extensive list on what to do after a wildfire from finding temporary housing to rebuilding, and everything in between.

American Red Cross

Where to find the chapter nearest you and shelter information.

American Red Cross "Safe & Well"

After a disaster, let your friends and family know that you are "safe and well," or search for a registrant.