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Northern California Wildfires Response and Recovery Fund


In response to the wildfires that ignited across eight northern California counties late Sunday October 8th, Bright Funds has established the California Wildfires Response and Recovery Fund. This Fund is comprised of pre-vetted nonprofits providing disaster response in the region. Through a single donation to the Fund, you can support multiple organizations' initiatives to provide short-term and long-term response and recovery. We have initially selected organizations that are on the ground assisting with immediate relief needs, including rescue efforts and medical assistance. The composition of nonprofits in this Fund is subject to change as we learn more about the needs on the ground.

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American National Red Cross

For people forced from their homes, the American Red Cross has been supporting evacuation centers and providing safe shelters while they wait until the danger has passed. Red Cross volunteers are on hand at the following locations to provide lodging, meals, health services, comfort, and more for affected residents. They have also set up a “Safe and Well” website where evacuees can register to tell their families and loved ones they are safe.

Humane Society of Sonoma County

For families with animals, the Sonoma Humane Society is building a grassroots effort to find shelters that are open to pets after the massive evacuation. They are also offering resources to pet owners who have been displaced by the fires including crates, food, and pet supplies. They are reserving shelter space for animals displaced by the fire.

Direct Relief

Direct Relief has dispatched an emergency shipment of N-95 masks, which protect against inhalation of fine particulate matter in ash and smoke, to Lake County Public Health Department. Medical assistance has also been offered to 40 health centers and clinics as mass evacuations continue to unfold. For more than a decade, Direct Relief has been a member of the California Business Operations Center to mobilize private medical resources during emergencies and ensure coordination with official response efforts. It has been activated.

Community Foundation of the Napa Valley dba Napa Valley Community Foundation

In response to several major Napa County fires that started burning the night of October 8th and have displaced thousands of area residents thus far, Napa Valley Community Foundation (NVCF) has mobilized its Disaster Relief Fund. NVCF will be convening decision-makers from the nonprofit sector and local government to assess urgent needs, identify short-term gaps and gather information that will inform longer-term recovery efforts.

Community Foundation Sonoma County

Community Foundation Sonoma County launched the Sonoma County Resilience Fund to support the mid- to long-term needs of the community as they recover from the devastation from the fires currently raging through Sonoma County. They have begun to convene local funders and are working with their community partners to assess an overall giving strategy for the community as well as the impact on local nonprofits and their clients. Donations will be used across the county and will be directed to the areas of greatest need.

Catholic Charities Of The Diocese Of Santa Rosa

Inspired by the love and teachings of Christ, we serve and advocate for vulnerable people of all cultures and beliefs, prioritizing those experiencing poverty. Our 501(C)(3) nonprofit annually serves nearly 20,000 individuals across Sonoma, Napa, Lake, Mendocino, Humboldt, and Del Norte counties.

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