Help Support People Affected by Wildfires
The recent wildfires have caused significant distress to many people in many communities. A lot of families are experiencing financial hardship and are in need of relief.
On a local level, you might donate to the Redwood Credit Union Community Fund, now accepting donations to aid the victims of the recent fires.
You might also consider donating to the American Red Cross Wildfire Relief Fund to help those affected get back on their feet.
So far, the American Red Cross has:
- Over 600 Red Cross disaster workers helping government and community partners provide shelter, meals, health services, comfort, and other support for affected residents
- Helped more than 12,000 people stay in community shelters and hotels
- Provided more than 15,300 meals and snacks
The Red Cross Wildfire Relief Fund focuses on providing both short-term and long-term relief for people impacted by the 2020 fires.
Help Support San Francisco Firefighters Impacted by Recent Fires
Recently, two members of the San Francisco Fire Department lost their homes due to the ongoing fires in Santa Cruz. Please consider donating to their GoFundMe campaigns to help get both families back on their feet.
Evin Murphy, EMT with the SFFD, lost his family's home in the August 2020 Santa Cruz mountains fire. His young children and wife are in need to help them through the next few months while Evin starts from scratch to provide for his family and their future.
Please consider donating to help support the Murphy family.
The CZU Lightening Complex fire destroyed the Landivar's home and all their possessions. They were evacuated in the middle of the night from their Braemoor home in Bonny Doon with almost nothing. They will need to establish housing, purchase a car and re-buy everything.
For those that don't know the family, William Landivar is a retired San Francisco firefighter. They raised their three Sons in Half Moon Bay and later called the Santa Cruz Mountains home to be close to their grandkids.
UPDATE: the GoFundMe for the Landivar family is no longer accepting donations.