Wildfire Recovery & Disaster Relief


Wildfire Recoveryfireman

The 2021 wildfire season has proven to be one of the busiest to date. The following is an active list of fires we have responded to or are responding to. Please be patient with us as we are updating this information as frequently as possible. If you were affected by a wildfire and are in need of resources or assistance, visit our service page, 211NorCal.org.

  • Antelope Fire
  • Beckwourth Complex Fire
  • Dixie Fire
  • Lava Fire
  • McFarland Fire
  • Monument Fire
  • Nelson Fire
  • River Complex
  • Salt Fire
  • Tennant Fire


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 2021 wildfires.


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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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COVID-19 Responsepeople wearing masks

United Way of Northern California is committed to serving our communities in times of disaster, and that includes the COVID-19 pandemic. When the virus first made its way into the U.S. in 2020, UWNC responded swiftly with grants, emergency aid, and funding for essential programs like food banks, personal protective equipment for frontline workers, and more. Realizing that things were not returning to "normal" as quickly as we all hoped, we launched campaigns like "Essential Heroes" that rewarded essential workers with $100 gift cards and "United We Mask" where our team surprised mask wearers with $50 to promote keeping our communities safe.

Throughout the first quarter of 2021, we have continued our efforts with recovery because we know that for many, recovering from COVID-19 goes beyond physical health. Our current efforts include promoting a state-wide rental assistance program to help renters cover costs and continue to remain in their homes.

For more information on how we are responding to COVID-19, visit NorCalUnitedWay.org/covid-response. If you would like to make a donation to support these efforts, visit norcalunited.co/donate.