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.
- Beckwourth Complex Fire (Sugar & Dotta Fires)
- Dixie Fire
- Lava Fire
- Salt Fire
- Tennant Fire
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.