United for Our Neighbors Wildfire Relief Campaign
United Way of Northern California Launches Campaign to Raise $3 Million for Wildfire Victims
Donations Welcome to Meet Growing Needs for 2022 Wildfire Relief & Recovery
Over the past few months, images of smoke-filled skies and feelings of deep loss hit NorCal residents as wildfires tore across their communities. But relief and recovery for Northern California communities lasts long after the stark images have left the public eye.
Organizations like United Way of Northern California (UWNC) stay involved well into the recovery process, dedicating millions of dollars to rebuild the lives of the Northern California communities.
In order to adequately meet the growing needs of wildfire survivors, UWNC and partner Tri Counties Bank are launching the United for Our Neighbors Campaign and NorCal Wildfire Fund, aiming to raise $3 million for wildfire relief. The 2022 fire season has already been significant in Northern California, with more than 400 structures destroyed, over 200,000 acres turned to ashes, and 6 lives lost.
Funds will go to support United Way's disaster work in its nine-county service area. Supported programs of the campaign include UWNC’s RV assistance program, the Stable Housing Opportunities Program (SHOP), the Unmet Needs Roundtable, the 2-1-1 referral system, grants to community service providers, and mental health services for survivors.
United Way of Northern California is also involved in winter storm(s) and flooding relief.
Your donations will support wildfire recovery and disaster services in our nine-county region. Click the “donate now” button below and select “Wildfire Disaster Fund” to give now. United Way of Northern California and Tri Counties Bank thank you for your generosity.
Testimonies are from 2022 McKinney Fire survivors from Siskiyou County in NorCal.
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.