Helping Victims of Northern California Fires

October 11, 2017
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South San Francisco CA   October 11, 2017  Compiled from multiple sources

 

INFORMATION CONTINUES TO CHANGE AND WE WILL WORK TO UPDATE AS BEST AS POSSIBLE 

PLEASE DOUBLE CHECK INFO TO BE SURE IT IS CURRENT

MORTGAGE, INSURANCE AND ANIMAL INFO BELOW

Follow Cal OES on twitter for continual updates on the fires: @Cal_OES

CAL Fire Incident Updates: www.Fire.ca.gov/current_incidents

Claims Numbers for fire victims provided by Sharon Albera, retired State Compensation Insurance Fund

Farmers – 800-435-7764
State Farm – 800-782-8332
Allstate – 800-255-7828
AAA – 800-222-4357
Liberty Mutual – 617-357-9500
Nationwide – 800-421-3535

 

SSFPD: DONATIONS NEEDED FOR THE NORTH BAY WILDFIRE VICTIMS ITEMS NEEDED: ~ Non-Perishable Food, Water, Drinks, Baby Food, Pet Food ~ Sleeping Pads/Cots, Blankets, Pillows ~ Personal Hygiene Items, Diapers, Toilet Papers, Paper Towels ~ Plastic Ware, Napkins, Can Openers, Cleaning Supplies ~ Masks, Gloves, Phone Chargers, Batteries ~ Clothing in Good Condition and Other Essentials NOTE: We Will Not Accept Monetary Donations. Drop off your donations at the South San Francisco Police Department at 33 Arroyo Drive by Friday, October 13th by 10:00 am. FLYER: http://www.ssf.net/home/showdocument?id=3943

UPDATE OCTOBER 12, 12PM: :Donations to the Victims of the #NorthBayFires***
South San Francisco Police Department, 33 Arroyo Drive, is still accepting non-perishable goods such as water, diapers, baby formula, personal hygiene items, etc. However, please note that they no longer need clothing donations.

 

47 Hills Brewing Co. 137 So Linden SSF: is collecting donated items for the victims of this tragic episode. We will deliver to a Santa Rosa shelter in the next couple of days.Items needed are: Cases of bottled water, clothes for older children and adults, blankets, new pillows, new underwear for all ages, packaged prepared food, power bars, baby formula, diapers, feminine hygiene products and other toiletries. Pet food, cat litter, disposable aluminum trays for litter boxes. Monetary donations also accepted.Donations accepted from 12 noon til 10pm every day this week.

 

Help Firefights who lost homes, loved ones, to date over 40 firefighters have suffered losses.  www.GoFundAHero.com/campaign/detail/4913

 

Particle Masks – From Sal Lopez Most if not all local hardware stores are sold out of air filter respirators. should call ahead to make sure before making a trip to any place. I just ordered some on amazon for my kids and wife. If you have prime they can arrive as soon as Saturday
https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/s/ref=is_r_p_85_1…

 

How to help evacuees of Northern California fires See evacuations and information here: http://www.sacbee.com/news/state/california/fires/article177893206.html.

 

Here are some options for those who want to lend a helping hand (updated at 6:45 p.m. Wednesday; needs are constantly changing):

 

Multiple areas People have created a public Google Doc on which people are listing available housing; see it here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1yeWV1dRiKFo8M1yX64–V6HLQZBSQSSenfqdoUnsiOI/edit#gid=0.

 

People are opening up their land for people to stay on through Hipcamp. Check out a list and how to offer your land here: https://www.hipcamp.com/journal/land/northern-california-hosts-offering-fire-evacuees-a-free-place-to-stay.

 

Here’s a list of GoFundMe pages dedicated to California fire relief: www.gofundme.com/raise-funds/CAfirerelief

 

Crop Mobster has created a resource listing and map wgere anyone can post needs or offers of help: https://sfbay.cropmobster.com/bay-area-fire-resources/

 

Donate to United Way of the Wine Country: https://uwwc.upicsolutions.org/ecommunity/comm/SinglePageRegPledge.jsp.

 

Redwood Credit Union has established a North Bay Relief Fund: https://www.redwoodcu.org/northbayfirerelief

 

The Red Cross is seeking volunteers to assist fire evacuees. Log in here to get connected and see where help is needed: http://sacb.ee/bdDE. They can also use donations; you can give online, www.redcross.org/donate/donation, call 800-RED-CROSS or text REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.

 

Give to a California food Bank that’s helping victims. Here’s a list: www.cafoodbanks.org/find-food-bank Visit http://volunteer.cvnl.org to register as a disaster service worker.

 

Airbnb hosts are opening their homes for free to evacuees through Oct. 30: https://www.airbnb.com/welcome/evacuees/northerncaliforniafireevacuees. Stay clear of evacuation routes as much as possible if you are not under evacuation orders. Do not call 911 for general information. Call only for an emergency including unattended, active flames and life-threatening emergencies. Please keep these lines open for emergency responders.

 

Visit the Tubbs Fire (Lake/Sonoma/Mendo) Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/1417286541726181/ to get involved in community discussion, find lost pets and offer services, along with the Tubbs Fire Safety Check-in Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/crisisresponse/the-tubbs-fire-oct09-2017/home/, which has a support link. You can post services you have to offer.

 

Search for other community groups on Facebook to open the conversation and get up-to-date needs.

 

Many shelters are in need of bedding. See a list of shelters here: http://www.sacbee.com/news/local/article177893206.html.

 

Sonoma County Medical professionals: Contact the Red Cross at 707-577-7600 for volunteer placement and assessment. Community members: Just want to volunteer somewhere?

 

Contact the Sonoma County Emergency Operations Center Shelter division at info@volunteernow.org or call 707-573-3399 to determine where you can be of assistance.

 

The Cavanagh Center (Mentor Me), 426 Eigth St., Petaluma, is in major need of girls underwear. It could also use gift cards (to Target, grocery stores … etc.). It’s seeking volunteers as well; email info@wmm.org or call 707-778-4798. The Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds, 175 Fairgrounds Drive, Petaluma – Wednesday need: Volunteers needed to sort from 7-11 p.m. Contact them tomorrow for new volunteer needs: 707-283-3247.

 

Medical professional sign-up is here: http://sacb.ee/biPa. Volunteers are working shifts that rotate every 4 hours: 15-20 volunteers for shifts taking place 7 a.m. to noon; 15-20 for 5 p.m.-10 p.m.; and 5-7 volunteers for 10 p.m. to 3 a.m. and 3 a.m. to 7 a.m. Directions: Enter the fairgrounds from Gate #3 (Payran Street): https://maps.google.com/?q=3+(Payran+Street).+Park&entry=gmail&source=g. Park in the livestock area. Check in at Herzog Hall to be assigned a job. Current needs: Tarps to cover donations, clear plastic bins with lids, fans, air purifier, cleaning supplies, mops, brooms, bleach (gallon), water, N95(MG) masks (http://www.sacbee.com/news/local/article178383441.html).

 

Pet supplies: Drive them to the back and drop off; crates needed. About 140 head of livestock coming in from various places to the fairgrounds. They need help – Park in parking lot D and walk in do not drive on the fairgrounds. Fire Relief Fund via Race For Kids Gran Fondo: https://tinyurl.com/RFK-Fire-Evacuees-Supply-Fund.

 

Local grass-roots fundraiser with a team of volunteers who are buying supplies for shelters as new needs arise. Sonoma Valley High, 20000 Broadway, Sonoma, needs clothing donations: https://maps.google.com/?q=20000+Broadway,+Sonoma&entry=gmail&source=g.

 

The Lucchesi Center, 320 N. McDowell Blvd., Petaluma, will needs help overnight: https://maps.google.com/?q=320+N.+McDowell+Blvd.,+Petaluma&entry=gmail&source=g. Sign up at the site. Also urgently needs N95 masks (http://www.sacbee.com/news/local/article178383441.html), along with new hairbrushes, men’s socks, men’s underwear, women’s underwear and bras, and boys and girls underwear (girls especially).

 

The Santa Rosa Gymnastics Center, 2210 Bluebell Drive, Santa Rosa, is accepting donations until 5 p.m. Wednesday: https://maps.google.com/?q=2210+Bluebell+Drive,+Santa+Rosa&entry=gmail&source=g.

 

Les Schwab’s four locations in Santa Rosa, Rohnert Park and Windsor are accepting donations. Sonoma County Fairgrounds, 1350 Bennett Valley Road, Santa Rosa, needs volunteers for feeding livestock: https://maps.google.com/?q=1350+Bennett+Valley+Road,+Santa+Rosa&entry=gmail&source=g. It’s expecting more animals. This is also the staging area for firefighters and the army, so water and food for them is appreciated. 707-545-4200 Items can be taken to The Salvation Army at 93 Stony Circle, Unit D, Santa Rosa: https://maps.google.com/?q=93+Stony+Circle,+Unit+D,+Santa+Rosa&entry=gmail&source=g.

 

Petaluma Vets Building, 1094 Petaluma Blvd. S, Petaluma: https://maps.google.com/?q=1094+Petaluma+Blvd.+S,+Petaluma&entry=gmail&source=g. Assistance needed to transport supplies to Windsor. Elsie Allen High, 599 Bellevue Ave., Santa Rosa, needs volunteers and doctors and nurses for medically fragile evacuees: https://maps.google.com/?q=599+Bellevue+Ave.,+Santa+Rosa&entry=gmail&source=g.

 

Calvary Chapel: Doing 6 hours shifts. Call to sign up for future shifts: 707-766-1567. Analy High School, 6950 Analy Ave., Sebastopol, needs volunteers, Spanish speakers for translation in particular: https://maps.google.com/?q=6950+Analy+Ave.,+Sebastopol&entry=gmail&source=g. Safari West, 3115 Porter Creek Road, Santa Rosa, needs water if you have a water truck for animals: https://maps.google.com/?q=3115+Porter+Creek+Road,+Santa+Rosa&entry=gmail&source=g.

 

For people: Toiletries, new undergarments, diapers (kids and adults), and cases of water. For animals: Bedding, disposable baking pans for litter, small dishes, sheets to cover cages, folding cages. Napa County Napa Valley Community Foundation (NVCF) has mobilized its Disaster Relief Fund. Make a gift here: http://www.napavalleycf.org/fire-donation-page/. Marin County Marin Center Exhibit Hall, 10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael: https://maps.google.com/?q=10+Avenue+of+the+Flags,+San+Rafael&entry=gmail&source=g. If you wish to volunteer, do not just show up; register at https://cvnl.org/volunteerism/. Lighthouse Church, 1915 Novato Blvd., Novato (see: https://maps.google.com/?q=1915+Novato+Blvd.,+Novato&entry=gmail&source=g), needs toddlers’ clothes, specifically 2T-3T boys and girls.

 

Sacramento-area needs/options for donating The Sacramento State softball stadium is opening its doors from 1-5:30 p.m. Wednesday for donations. Little Relics Boutique & Galleria, 908 21st St., Sacramento (see: https://maps.google.com/?q=908+21st+St.,+Sacramento&entry=gmail&source=g), and Dad’s Kitchen, 8928 Sunset Ave., Fair Oaks (see: https://maps.google.com/?q=8928+Sunset+Ave.,+Fair+Oaks&entry=gmail&source=g), have partnered with them and are also accepting donations. Assisted Living, 6125 Hazel Ave. (see: https://maps.google.com/?q=6125+Hazel+Ave&entry=gmail&source=g), brought in 50 residents from the Santa Rosa facility, which burned down. All basic necessities are needed: soaps, wipes, toothbrushes and toothpaste, toilet paper, adult diapers, socks and clothing. Alchemy Salon & Spa says it is accepting donations indefinitely:

 

MOMS Club Elk Grove East is putting on a donation drive on Oct. 10 and 11. Clearwater Lights at https://www.facebook.com/ClearwaterLights/, 11305 Sunrise Gold Circle, Suite D, Rancho Cordova (see: https://maps.google.com/?q=11305+Sunrise+Gold+Circle,+Suite+D,+Rancho+Cordova&entry=gmail&source=g), is collecting donations. It plans to match all donations brought to our headquarters by Thursday at 5 p.m. Items most in need include: underwear, socks, sweaters and jackets, basic clothes, blankets, inexpensive tents, sleeping pads/cots, pillows, sleeping bags, water, juice, pulled top canned food, nonperishable food, toothbrushes, toothpaste, wetnaps, toilet paper, diapers (adult and kids), soap, towels and dust masks. Moe’s Home & Garden, 206 Market St., Galt, is accepting donations from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday. Items needed: boxes, duct tape, nonperishable food items that don’t need to be cooked, can openers, camp stoves, blankets, pillows, propane, water, personal hygiene products, toothbrushes toothpaste, deodorant, baby wipes, soap, diapers of all sizes, baby formula, baby food, blankets, new socks, new underwear, toilet paper, feminine hygiene products, band-aids, duffle bags, suitcases, children’s books, coloring books, toys.

 

The End of Watch Fund and the Wilton Firefighters Association are accepting donations from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Friday at the Elk Grove Police Department, 8400 Laguna Palms Way, Elk Grove: https://maps.google.com/?q=8400+Laguna+Palms+Way,+Elk+Grove&entry=gmail&source=g.

 

Assemblyman Tony Thurmond and Teamsters Joint Council District 7 have teamed up to provide clean water and donations to victims. They’re accepting individual bottled water, cases of water, 2-liter water jugs – whatever you can spare. You can drop off water donations at State Capitol, Room 4005, Sacramento, or District Office, 1515 Clay St., Suite 2201, Oakland: https://maps.google.com/?q=1515+Clay+St.,+Suite+2201,+Oakland&entry=gmail&source=g.

 

The Demas Law Group will be collecting clothing for fire victims throughout the week. You can drop items off at 701 Howe Ave., Suite A-1: https://maps.google.com/?q=701+Howe+Ave.,+Suite+A&entry=gmail&source=g. California Moving Systems, 3801 Happy Lane, Sacramento (see: https://maps.google.com/?q=3801+Happy+Lane,+Sacramento&entry=gmail&source=g), is accepting donations for fire victims until noon Friday. It will be driving up to the area over the weekend. Tell the front desk they’re for Robert Gillespie.

 

UPDATE OCTOBER 12, 2017 2PM FROM SENATOR SCOTT WIENER

We’re all stunned by the catastrophe in the North Bay. Sonoma, Napa, Mendocino, Yuba, Solano, and other counties are in desperate condition. People are dying, people are missing, and thousands of homes have been obliterated. Our brave firefighters and first responders are doing everything they can to attack the fires and save lives and property.

We need to stand up and help our neighbors in need, and I have an easy way you can do so.

Between now and Tuesday, if you drop off bags or boxes of non-perishable food that is “ready to eat” and doesn’t require cooking, my staff and I will get that food to the North Bay – specifically, to the Redwood Empire Food Bank in Sonoma County. This food bank badly needs food donations and also financial donations so that it can continue to deliver food to evacuation centers.

You can drop off food at any of the locations listed below at the end of this message through Tuesday, and my office will retrieve them. On Wednesday, my staff and I will bring the food up to Sonoma County. Thank you to Chariot and the Teamsters for driving us and the food and helping us get this done. Thanks as well to the community and labor organizations that are stepping up to receive these food donations at their facilities.

You can also bring bags of food to my district office (455 Golden Gate Suite 14800) during business hours.

These are desperate times in the North Bay, and once the fires are finally extinguished, we will have much work to do helping our neighbors recover. For now, as our firefighters and first responders do their life-saving work, we need to do our part.

I hope you can help. Thank you so much in advance, and if you would like to spread the word, please direct people HERE.

-Scott

 

P.S. If you have any questions or want to help our food drive succeed in other ways, please contact Victor Ruiz-Cornejo at victor.ruiz-cornejo@sen.ca.gov.

Locations for food drop-off:

 

SF LGBT Center

1800 Market Street (@ Octavia)

Drop off Hours and Instructions:

The collection boxes will be in the 1st floor lobby area.

Monday-Thursday: 9AM- 8PM

Friday: 9AM-5PM

Saturday: 10AM-5PM

Sunday: CLOSED

 

Women’s Building

3543 18th St #8 (@ Lapidge)

Drop off Hours and Instruction:

Go to reception and you will see a sign. *Starting to accept donations on Friday*

Every day except Tuesday: 9AM-10PM

Tuesday: 9 am-8:30 pm

 

Laborers International Union Local 261

3271 18th St (@ Shotwell)

Drop off Hours and Instruction:

Monday-Friday: 6:30AM-4:30PM

 

SF YIMBY

1390 Market St, Suite 200 (@ Hayes)

Drop off Hours and Instructions:

From lobby take elevator to second floor (mezzanine) and you will see a sign

For Sunday drop off, someone will greet you in lobby

Monday-Friday: 9AM-6PM

Saturday: CLOSED

Sunday: Noon-4PM

 

 

San Francisco Association of Realtors

301 Grove St (@ Franklin)

Drop off Hours and Instructions:

Please go to second floor and mention you’re there to donate to food drive

Monday-Friday: 9AM-5PM

IBEW Local 6

55 Fillmore St. # 2 (@Hermann)

Drop off Hours and Instruction:

Monday-Friday: 7:30AM-4:30PM

Sheet Metal Workers Local 104

1939 Market St (@ Guerrero)

Drop off Hours and Instructions:

Go to second floor. Please make sure to speak to the *Sheet Metal Workers*

Monday-Friday: 7:30AM-5PM

 

 

 

ANIMALS

Other help Animal shelters and rescues need help with fostering animals displaced by the fires and are seeking donations. They are also offering resources to pet owners: – Hopalong & Second Chance Animal Rescue is aiding fire victims’ pets and is in desperate need of animal fosters, particularly kittens. To foster, go to www.hopalong.org/foster/. It also needs supplies immediately; donate at https://donatenow.networkforgood.org/hopalonganimalrescue. – Rocket Dog Rescue in the Bay Area is helping animal victims of the fires. Here are its needs: –

 

The Milo Foundation shelter, 220 S. Garrard Blvd., Point Richmond (see: https://maps.google.com/?q=220+S.+Garrard+Blvd.,+Point+Richmond&entry=gmail&source=g), has taken in pets. If you can foster, visit the shelter, call 510-900-2275 or visit the website at http://www.milofoundation.org/. Humane Society of Silicon Valley also took in animals in need from Petaluma. – The SPCA of Solano County, 2200 Peabody Road, Vacaville (see: https://maps.google.com/?q=2200+Peabody+Road,+Vacaville&entry=gmail&source=g), is offering assistance to pet owners. It is seeking drop-off donations of crates, blankets, towels, food, bowls, etc. for fire victims. It is open until 7 p.m. Monday and will be accepting donations Tuesday as well. It also says if you need a place for your animals, call 707-448-7722. – Wine Country Animal Lovers is offering updates, help and supplies to animals in need. You can donate here: http://www.winecountryanimallovers.org/donate. – J

 

Jameson Rescue Ranch is out in the community to assess needs. It is seeking donations at http://www.jamesonanimalrescueranch.org/donations-home. –

 

Check fire-area shelters and rescues to see if they are in need of resources and fostering. If you’ve lost a pet, contact shelters and check out online resources such as lost and found pet groups: www.facebook.com/groups/1632245713675169/. http://www.sacbee.com/news/local/article177964926.html

The Sonoma Humane Society, 5345 Highway 12 West, Santa Rosa (see: https://maps.google.com/?q=5345+Highway+12&entry=gmail&source=g), and Sonoma County Animal Services, 1247 Century Court, Santa Rosa (see: https://maps.google.com/?q=1247+Century+Court,+Santa+Rosa&entry=gmail&source=g), are offering no-cost veterinary treatment for animal burn victims. The humane society is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily; animal services is offering 24/7 service until further notice. It is currently acting as the clearinghouse for Lost and Found pets for Sonoma County with Sonoma County Animal Services at https://www.facebook.com/SonomaCountyAnimalServices/?fref=mentions. Those who have lost or found an animal should message the humane society on Facebook and be sure to hashtag #LOSTPETSsonomacountyfire2017. The humane society is in need of special cat litter that’s better for cats with burns on their feet, Yesterday’s News. Newspapers shredded into strips also work. It also needs pet food. It also has volunteer needs for helping with phones, greeting guests, directing traffic, and helping with laundry and donation intake. Animal services is in need of water bowls (any size), disposable lasagna pans (for cat/kitten litter), animal food including sweet mix for horses or goats, egg layer for chickens, pig feed, dog and cat food (wet or dry, any brand) and grass hay for all, grain buckets, baby/wet wipes. Call animal services at 707-565-4406for donation and general information.

 

There is a community foster Facebook network for pets: Community Foster for Tubbs Fire Animals at https://www.facebook.com/Community-Foster-For-Tubbs-Fire-Animals-1948448605396777/. SHARE Sonoma County has created temporary home sharing for those who have lost their housing due to the recent fires. They currently have over 40 home providers offering housing. Anyone needing housing due to the fire or offering housing should contact SHAREFire@petalumapeople.org or 707-765-8488, ext. 126. Redwood Empire Food Bank, 3990 Brickway Blvd., Santa Rosa, (supplier for the evacuation centers) is in serious need of nonperishable, ready-to-eat foods, cash donations, and volunteers: https://maps.google.com/?q=3990+Brickway+Blvd.,+Santa+Rosa&entry=gmail&source=g. Phone: 707-523-7900. Volunteer at the New Life Christian Center; here’s the signup: http://sacb.ee/bgqL. Casa Grande parking lot, 333 Casa Grande Road, Petaluma, needs cleaning due to lots of people going through this week: https://maps.google.com/?q=lot,+333+Casa+Grande+Road,+Petaluma&entry=gmail&source=g. Santa Rosa Memorial, 1165 Montgomery Drive, Santa Rosa, needs medical staff: https://maps.google.com/?q=1165+Montgomery+Drive,+Santa+Rosa&entry=gmail&source=g. Phone: 707-525-5300. Elks Lodge, 2105 South McDowell Blvd.: Call 707-763-0901, ext. 0, first for future volunteer needs (currently at capacity for volunteers). Yuba County The Yuba-Sutter Fairgrounds Evacuation Center, 442 Franklin Ave., Yuba City (see: https://maps.google.com/?q=442+Franklin+Ave.,+Yuba+City&entry=gmail&source=g), needs items, which can be taken to the main gate.

Pet supplies: Drive them to the back and drop off; crates needed. About 140 head of livestock coming in from various places to the fairgrounds. They need help – Park in parking lot D and walk in do not drive on the fairgrounds. Fire Relief Fund via Race For Kids Gran Fondo: https://tinyurl.com/RFK-Fire-Evacuees-Supply-Fund.

 

UPDATE OCTOBER 12 12PM;

STELLA MIRANDA, retired Social Worker: SHARED THE FOLLOWING: Please share: For those displaced or who know someone who is, please see this amazingly long list of organizations offering the following for free to evacuees:
FREE FOOD / WATER:
• Amy’s Drive Thru in Rohnert Park: offering free meals to those evacuated. If you choose to pay for a evacuees meal, 100% of that money will be donated to help in the aids effort. (10/10/17 3:30pm)
• Nopalito (10/10/17): offering free burritos from 11-3 (1905 Bodega Ave)
• McGuires is offering free food
• Mystic Theatre/McNears (10/10/17): Serving Breakfast 9-11, Serving Lunch-soup and sandwiches from 12-3, Serving Dinner from 5-8. They can deliver or make meals to go. Contact them directly at 707-765-2121
• Sauced BBQ Restaurant (10/10/17): Serving free food from 9-4, offering place to rest and view TV
• Sweet Zone (10/10/17): Offering free Gelato
• Quinua Restaurant (10/10/17): Offering free lunch
• Lagunitas, Tap Room (10/10/17): Giving away free water- bring containers and they will fill them
• Amy’s in RP is offering FREE food today- limited menu. All money donated there will be given to families in need.
• The Drawing Board (10/10/17): Offering food delivery to those in need, plus a special menu for firefighters and victims.
FREE WIFI / COMPUTERS:
• Comcast (10/10/17) FREE Internet/Comcast/Xfinity: Removed restrictions and opened their WiFi hotspots for all to use through Fri. 10/13 Log in as “Guest”.
• Copperfield’s Books Petaluma: Free wifi, allows dogs, water, stickers & crayons for children
• Mystic Theatre/McNears/The Roaring Donkey (10/10/17): Offering laptops for fire victims to use if they need to get a hold of their financial institutions or family. Ask for Sierra Bradley.
• Roaring Donkey has laptops set up and wifi and chargers for people, as needed.
FREE HEALTH / WELLNESS:
• Petaluma Swim Center (10/10/17): Offering showers 8:30-10:30 am and 3:00-5:30 pm today. (Soap, Shampoo and Towels provided)
• Synergy Health Club (10/10/17): Offering free showers plus towels to those in need. Also a place to relax with couches and TV.
FREE CLOTHING / ENTERTAINMENT:
• Adventure Recreation – 2200 Petaluma Blvd. N. will be open until 6pm for kids to play out of the smoke. Free for fire victims. Proceeds from others will be donated to relief efforts.
• Petaluma Bowling Alley (10/10/17): Offering a free space to hang out and free games.
• Copperfield’s Books Petaluma: Free wifi, allows dogs, water, stickers & crayons for children
• Sax’s Joint – 317 Petaluma Blvd. S – Collecting Men’s Basketball shorts and sweats, as well as socks and underwear for both men and women from 6am-4pm Tues. 10:10 to distribute to shelters.
• California Academy of Sciences Free, safe place for families during the day
• Ethical Clothing – 122 Kentucky Street. 707-769-8564. Open Tuesday. The middle room of the store is a free clothing boutique for those in need. For non-evacuees, they will also sell newly donated items for $25 a piece and donate the money to those in need.
• Yoga Hell: Free yoga classes, plus an easy drop-off donation site for locals
PETS / ANIMAL BOARDING:
• Petaluma Animal Shelter (10/10/17) – Snuggle Shuttle @ Petaluma Community Center at Luchessi Park (707-778-7387) Offering pet food, water, boarding, and lost and found pet information.
• Strong’s Second Chance Ranch (10/10/17): Offering to home horses, can message on Facebook
• Chanslor Ranch – Bodega Bay, Offering free beds and campsite. Kid and pet friendly. (707)875-2721
• Sonoma Humane Society – 5345 Highway 12 West, Santa Rosa. Taking in animals for boarding, lost & found animals. No cost vet treatment for burn victims, owned or stray animals affected by fires. Open 8-5 daily.
• Unleashed Dog Training for boarding and if you need a place to hang. Call at 707.763.9882
• Marin Humane Society offering free boarding
• Misc animal issues: Anyone encountering animal related issues can call 707-565-4406. This number will be available 24/7 until further notice. Donations can also be made through this line. Please be prepared to share information about the number of animals, type of animals, address and location for the animals, and any information about the families associated with the animals, if known.
• Adding: Better homes and Gardens in Sebastopol will give you a cup of coffee and wifi and you can charge your phone. 186 Main st sebastopol. Come on over.

From Janel Christenson:

This came from a someone who was a victim of the 1991 fire: “I’m reading up on the devastation of the Napa and Sonoma county fires. This is now the worst fire in the history of Northern California. Formerly the #1 (now comes 2nd) is the Oakland Hills fire in 1991. Unbeknownst to many except a few friends in my circle I, along with my 3 other UC Berkeley roommates, were victims of that 1991 fire when our apartment in the Northside near the Caldecott Tunnel burned down. Reading this made me remember what I did back then to help fire victims such as myself. If you know anyone affected by the fire please advise them to:

(1) Contact their insurance companies. Most will cover hotel stays, apart from the usual coverage.

(2) Call their credit card companies and have the last 3-6 months of their purchases reimbursed back (get a police report that testifies you are a fire victim).

(3) If you are renting and are a minor, your parents’ home insurance may cover your belongings (this is how I got my stuff reimbursed through my parent’s home insurance even if they lived 300 miles away at that time).
(4) Call your chain retail stores and see what they can offer to fire victims (I remember GAP gave away free clothes to fire victims up to $500 per person…yes my roommates and I were like walking GAP ads bed literally that was all the clothes we had). (5) Get as many resources and information as you can and keep passing the info around. You will see the kindness of strangers and the familial treatment of friends.
My prayers to anyone you know affected by this devastation.”

 

UPDATE OCTOBER 13 11AM

Funnily  is a crowdfunding platform actually based in Northern California (Petaluma to be precise). While many of their team members have evacuated the area yet kept have kept their  fundraising platform up and running and it now includes these additional opportunities to help those stricken by the North Bay Fires.

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MORTGAGE INFO

If you are a homeowner that has been affected by the devastation of the recent fires I know the last thing you want to think about are you monthly mortgage payments. Please know that there are Disaster Relief Programs available that can assist you by possibly freezing or deferring your payments for several months (each servicer varies) while you get back on your feet. Attached is a list of Servicers and phone numbers to call, I realize you probably don’t have a mortgage statement handy with your account number but it can easily be accessed using your social security number. Let the representative know that you have been affected by the disaster and need immediate assistance and they should be able to help. If you have any questions at all, please call me at 877-305-1300. I would be more than happy to point you in the right direction. Love and Light to all of you during this difficult time – Nicole Loza,

21st Mortgage
Ph #: (800) 955 – 0021
Fax: (888) 440- 4520
ABN-AMRO
Ph #: (800) 783 – 8900
Fax: (866) 989 – 2089
Accredited Home Lenders
Ph #: (877) 788 – 2813
Fax: (866) 408 – 9683
Aegis Mortgage
Ph #: (281) 668 – 2853
Fax: (866) 855 – 3797
Alliance Mortgage
Ph #: (904) 281 – 6387
Fax: (904) 281 – 6115
Allstate Mortgage Loans & Investments, Inc
Ph #: (325) 351 – 0200
Fax: (352) 351 – 4557
ALS
Ph #: (866) 515 – 1212
Fax: (714) 459 – 8122
AMC
Ph #: (800) 430 – 5262
Fax: (714) 347 – 5239
Ameriana Bank
Ph #: (800) 487 – 2118
Fax: (765) 521 – 7628
America Servicing Company ASC
Ph #: (866) 430 – 0675
Fax: (866) 453 – 6315
America’s Servicing Company (ASC)
Ph #: (877) 222 – 7875
Fax: (866) 453 – 6315
American Eagle Federal Credit Union
Ph #: (800) 842 – 0145
Fax: (860) 291 – 6374
American General Finance
Ph #: (562) 908 – 9602
Fax: (800) 847 – 3244
American Home Mortgage Servicing, Inc
Ph #: (877) 304 – 3100
Fax: (866) 452 – 1837
American Home Mortgage Servicing, Inc.
Ph #: (877) 304 – 3100
Fax: (866) 795 – 6529
AMS Servicing, LLC
Ph #: (866) 919 – 5608
Fax: (716) 204 – 3875
AMTrust Bank
Ph #: (800) 860 – 2025
Fax: (216) 583 – 5205
Argent Mortgage Company, LLC
Ph #: (608) 252 – 8700
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Astoria Federal Savings
Ph #: (516) 535 – 8878
Fax: (516) 719 – 4042
Aurora Loan Services
Ph #: (800) 550 – 0508
Fax: (303) 728 – 7648
BAC Home Loans Servicing, LP C/O
Ph #: (800) 846 – 2222
Fax: (800) 520 – 5019
Banco Popular
Ph #: (800) 377 – 0800
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Bank of America N.A.
Ph #: (800) 846 – 2222
Fax: (800) 520 – 5019
Bank United
Ph #: (866) 708 – 4386
Fax: (866) 734 – 8163
Bay Federal Credit Union
Ph #: (888) 422 – 9333
Fax: (831) 479 – 6027
Bayview Loan Servicing, LLC
Ph #: (800) 457 – 5105
Fax: (305) 631 – 5660
BB&T
Ph #: (800) 827 – 3722
Fax: (252) 293 – 9058
Beneficial Financial
Ph #: (800) 957 – 0003
Fax: (866) 779 – 2149
BSI Financial Services, Inc
Ph #: (800) 327 – 7861
Fax: (814) 217 – 1366
Caliber Home Loans, Inc.
Ph #: (866) 650 – 0968
Fax: (405) 608 – 2011
Capital One, N.A.
Ph #: (877) 230 – 8516
Fax: (866) 748 – 9646
Carrington Mortgage Services, LLC
Ph #: (800) 561 – 4567
Fax: (877) 267 – 1331
Cenlar
Ph #: (866) 430 – 9689
Fax: (609) 718 – 4851
Centex Home Equity
Ph #: (888) 480 – 2432
Fax: (469) 549 – 2455
Central Jersey Federal Credit Union
Ph #: (732) 634 – 0600
Fax: (732) 726 – 8709
Central Mortgage Co.
Ph #: (800) 366 – 2132
Fax: (501) 716 – 5763
Charter Bank
Ph #: (866) 612 – 6206
Fax: (877) 362 – 6343
Chase
Ph #: (877) 838 – 1882
Fax: (866) 282 – 5682
Choice One Bank
Ph #: (231) 788 – 2327
Fax: (616) 678 – 5656
CIT Bank
Ph #: (800) 781 – 7399
Fax:
CIT Group / Consumer Finance
Ph #: (405) 945 – 1400
Fax: (405) 945 – 1451
Citi Mortgage 2nd
Ph #: (866) 272 – 4749
Fax: (636) 261 – 0680
Citibank
Ph #: (800) 788 – 4517
Fax: (866) 940 – 8124
CitiMortgage, Inc
Ph #: (800) 283 – 7918
Fax: (866) 675 – 5772
Citizens
Ph #: (270) 465 – 8193 Ext 621436
Fax: (989) 776 – 1455
Citizens 1st National Bank
Ph #: (800) 311 – 7531
Fax: (815) 872 – 0247
Citizens First Wholesale Mortgage Co
Ph #: (800) 477 – 1086
Fax: (352) 753 – 4482
CITIZENS NATIONAL BANK OF TEXAS
Ph #: (972) 938 – 4300
Fax: (972) 938 – 4364
Coldwell Banker Mortgage
Ph #: (888) 418 – 0364
Fax: (856) 917 – 2848
Colonial Bank
Ph #: (877) 502 – 2265
Fax: (334) 954 – 1345
Colonial Savings
Ph #: (800) 937 – 6002
Fax: (817) 877 – 9515
Commerce Bank
Ph #: (800) 903 – 3210
Fax: (816) 760 – 8438
Community Bank & Trust Company
Ph #:
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Ditech Financial LLC
Ph #: (800) 643 – 0202
Fax: (866) 870 – 9919
Dovenmuele Mortgage for BAC FL Bank
Ph #: (800) 669 – 4268
Fax: (847) 330 – 8066
Eastern Savings Bank, Fsb
Ph #: (800) 982 – 7114
Fax: (410) 568 – 4543
Eaton National Bank & Trust Co
Ph #: (937) 456 – 5544
Fax: (937) 456 – 6847
Elizabethton Federal Savings and Loan
Ph #: (423) 543 – 5050
Fax: (423) 542 – 2227
EMC Mortgage
Ph #: (888) 577 – 4011
Fax: (214) 626 – 4777
ESSEX BANK
Ph #: (877) 636 – 4012
Fax:
Etrade
Ph #: (800) 321 – 2206
Fax: (866) 650 – 0003
EverHome
Ph #: (800) 669 – 9721
Fax: (904) 281 – 2337
F & M Bank & Trust Company
Ph #: (573) 221 – 6424
Fax: (573) 221 – 4122
Farmers National Bank
Ph #: (859) 356 – 5921
Fax: (330) 533 – 6365
Farmers State Bank
Ph #: (800) 350 – 2844
Fax: (419) 853 – 4730
Fay Servicing, LLC
Ph #: (800) 495 – 7166
Fax: (312) 509 – 4794
FCB
Ph #: (618) 355 – 9053
Fax: (618) 233 – 5907
Fidelity Federal Bank & Trust
Ph #: (800) 422 – 3675
Fax: (561) 803 – 9787
Fidelity Homestead Savings Bank
Ph #: (504) 569 – 3490
Fax: (504) 569 – 3537
Fifth Third Bank (1st Loan – HAMP)
Ph #: (866) 601 – 6391
Fax: (513) 358 – 1729
Fifth Third Bank Loss Mitigation
Ph #: (866) 601 – 6391
Fax: (513) 358 – 8697
First Commonwealth Bank
Ph #: (800) 711 – 2265
Fax: (606) 686 – 9808
First Federal Savings and Loan Assoc of Lakewood
Ph #: (800) 966 – 7300
Fax: (216) 221 – 4507
First Franklin Financial Corp.
Ph #: (800) 700 – 7943
Fax: (706) 886 – 7953
First Franklin Loan Services
Ph #:
Fax: (412) 499 – 3400
First Horizon Home Loan
Ph #: (800) 364 – 7662
Fax: (214) 441 – 4594
First Keystone Bank
Ph #: (610) 565 – 6210
Fax: (610) 892 – 5122
First Mortgage Coporation
Ph #: (800) 395 – 4778
Fax: (909) 869 – 6685
First National Bank of Grant Park
Ph #: (815) 465 – 2161
Fax: (815) 465 – 6245
First Niagra
Ph #: (800) 421 – 0004
Fax: (714) 433 – 4340
First Saving Mortgage Corporation
Ph #: (800) 274 – 6600
Fax:
Flagstar
Ph #: (800) 968 – 7700
Fax: (888) 848 – 1071
Franklin Credit Management Corporation
Ph #: (800) 255 – 5897
Fax: (201) 839 – 4545
Franklin Financial
Ph #:
Fax:
Freddie Mac
Ph #: (703) 922 – 2411
Fax:
Freedom Mortgage
Ph #: (800) 274 – 6600
Fax: (866) 505 – 0948
Freemont Mortgage
Ph #: (800) 955 – 8508
Fax: (410) 628 – 6169
Fresno County Federal Credit Union
Ph #: (800) 613 – 2328
Fax: (559) 436 – 4529
Glenview State Bank
Ph #: (847) 729 – 1900
Fax: (847) 832 – 0175
GMAC (1st)
Ph #: (800) 766 – 4622
Fax: (866) 501 – 1610
GMAC Mortgage LLC
Ph #: (800) 766 – 4622
Fax: (866) 709 – 4744
GoldCoast Federal Credit Union
Ph #: (561) 965 – 1000
Fax: (561) 965 – 9931
Golden Plains Credit Union
Ph #: (877) 775 – 8175
Fax: (620) 276 – 8072
Green Planet Servicing
Ph #: (866) 882 – 8187
Fax:
Green Tree Servicing LLC
Ph #: (800) 643 – 0202
Fax: (877) 265 – 9717
Grow Financial FCU
Ph #: (813) 837 – 2451
Fax: (813) 832 – 2278
GTE Federal Credit Union
Ph #: (888) 871 – 2690
Fax:
Guild Mortgage Company
Ph #: (800) 365 – 4884
Fax:
Gulf Savings
Ph #:
Fax: (425) 670 – 8519
Harbor Federal Savings
Ph #: (800) 226 – 4375
Fax: (772) 466 – 0574
Harbor One Credit Union
Ph #:
Fax: (508) 895 – 1404
Harleysville National Bank & Trust Company
Ph #: (888) 462 – 2100
Fax: (215) 256 – 4903
Harris Bank
Ph #: (800) 207 – 3058
Fax: (847) 434 – 2565
Hartford Savings Bank
Ph #: (800) 844 – 3812
Fax: (262) 673 – 0459
Hawaii Credit Union
Ph #: (800) 379 – 1300
Fax: (808) 536 – 6867
Helm Bank
Ph #: (305) 379 – 4356
Fax: (305) 416 – 5776
HFC Beneficial
Ph #: (800) 340 – 7505
Fax: (888) 778 – 3811
Home Financing Center Inc
Ph #: (305) 777 – 1171
Fax: (305) 777 – 9819
Home Loan Services, Inc
Ph #: (800) 622 – 5035
Fax: (412) 499 – 3400
Homebanc
Ph #: (813) 228 – 8300
Fax: (813) 228 – 8305
Homecomings Financial
Ph #: (800) 206 – 2901
Fax: (800) 211 – 3561
Homeq
Ph #: (877) 867 – 7378
Fax: (916) 339 – 6943
HomeStar Bank and Financial Services
Ph #: (815) 468 – 2265
Fax: (815) 468 – 2378
Homestreet Bank
Ph #: (800) 237 – 3194
Fax: (206) 389 – 4461
HOMEWARD Residential
Ph #: (877) 304 – 3100
Fax: (866) 452 – 1837
Horizon Bank, NA
Ph #: (888) 873 – 2640
Fax: (219) 874 – 9374
Household Finance Corp.
Ph #: (800) 547 – 8776
Fax: (888) 645 – 0635
HSBC Mortgage Services
Ph #: (800) 333 – 7023
Fax: (888) 629 – 8590
Hudson City Bank
Ph #: (800) 222 – 0194
Fax:
Huntington Mortgage Group
Ph #: (800) 323 – 4695
Fax: (614) 480 – 6009
Iberiabank
Ph #: (800) 968 – 0801
Fax: (941) 363 – 3198
IBM Lender Business Process Services Inc
Ph #:
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IBM Southeast Employees Federal Credit Union
Ph #: (800) 873 – 5100
Fax: (678) 797 – 6314
IC Federal Credit Union
Ph #: (800) 262 – 1001
Fax: (978) 343 – 4949
Impac Mortgage
Ph #: (800) 597 – 4101
Fax: (855) 629 – 2607
IndyMac Bank (One West Bank)
Ph #: (800) 781 – 7399
Fax: (269) 353 – 2474
Innovative Bank
Ph #: (888) 960 – 0700
Fax: (510) 899 – 6899
JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.
Ph #: (866) 550 – 5705
Fax: (866) 282 – 5682
Key Bank
Ph #: (800) 539 – 2968
Fax: (216) 357 – 6043
Kondaur Capital Corp
Ph #: (888) 566 – 3287
Fax: (888) 741 – 7057
Lake City Bank
Ph #: (888) 522 – 2265
Fax: (574) 267 – 9128
Lake National Bank
Ph #: (440) 205 – 8100
Fax:
Litton Loan Servicing
Ph #: (866) 480 – 4949
Fax: (713) 213 – 3777
Loan Care
Ph #: (800) 274 – 6600
Fax: (757) 466 – 0384
M&T Bank
Ph #: (800) 724 – 2224
Fax: (855) 678 – 0866
Marco Community Bank
Ph #: (239) 389 – 5200
Fax: (239) 389 – 5208
Marix Servicing, LLC
Ph #: (866) 406 – 2749
Fax: (623) 249 – 2070
MCT Credit Union
Ph #: (409) 727 – 1446
Fax: (409) 722 – 7346
Merrill Lynch Mortgage Div
Ph #: (888) 292 – 9405
Fax: (856) 917 – 2107
Met Life Home Loans c/o FTB
Ph #: (866) 638 – 4251
Fax: (214) 441 – 6050
Metropolitan National Bank
Ph #: (866) 796 – 3876
Fax: (501) 907 – 8709
MGC MORTGAGE, INC
Ph #: (888) 395 – 3997
Fax: (847) 574 – 7456
Midland Mortgage
Ph #: (800) 552 – 3000
Fax: (405) 767 – 5815
Mission Mortgage Corporation
Ph #: (512) 328 – 0400
Fax: (512) 328 – 0472
Morgan Stanley Home Loans
Ph #: (877) 461 – 2437
Fax: (856) 917 – 2700
National City Mtg (PNC Bank)
Ph #: (800) 822 – 5626
Fax: (888) 622 – 4932
Nations Direct Loan Servicing Inc
Ph #: (956) 686 – 6541
Fax:
Nationstar Mortgage
Ph #: (877) 450 – 8638
Fax: (214) 488 – 1993
Nationwide Advantage
Ph #: (866) 350 – 8884
Fax: (866) 262 – 3202
Navy Federal Credit Union
Ph #: (800) 338 – 5265
Fax: (703) 255 – 8837
New York Community Bank
Ph #:
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Novastar
Ph #: (888) 289 – 1231
Fax: (816) 442 – 6550
Ocwen Loan Servicing, LLC
Ph #: (800) 746 – 2936
Fax: (407) 737 – 6352
One West Bank
Ph #: (512) 250 – 3814
Fax: (626) 229 – 1143
PennyMac Loan Services, LLC
Ph #: (866) 545 – 9070
Fax: (866) 577 – 7205
PHH Mortgage
Ph #: (800) 750 – 2518
Fax: (856) 917 – 2848
PNC Bank, N.A.
Ph #: (800) 523 – 8654
Fax: (855) 371 – 6604
Provident Funding
Ph #: (888) 547 – 4050
Fax: (707) 568 – 2737
Quantum Servicing Corporation
Ph #: (888) 885 – 2785
Fax: (203) 712 – 8692
RCS – Residential Credit Solutions, Inc.
Ph #: (800) 737 – 1192
Fax: (888) 775 – 7250
Regions Mortgage
Ph #: (800) 986 – 2462
Fax: (601) 554 – 2940
RoundPoint Mortgage Servicing Corporation
Ph #: (877) 426 – 8805
Fax: (877) 343 – 2448
Rushmore Loan Management Services LLC
Ph #: (888) 504 – 6700 Ext 670
Fax: (949) 341 – 2200
Saxon Mortgage
Ph #: (888) 422 – 6451
Fax: (817) 665 – 7970
Select Portfolio Servicing
Ph #: (800) 258 – 8602
Fax: (801) 293 – 3936
Selene Finance
Ph #: (877) 735 – 3637
Fax: (866) 926 – 5498
Servis One Inc.,dba BSI Financial Services, Inc
Ph #: (866) 209 – 4178
Fax: (814) 217 – 1366
Seterus/LBPS
Ph #: (866) 570 – 5277
Fax: (877) 649 – 0743
Shellpoint Mortgage Servicing, C/O CoreLogic
Ph #: (800) 365 – 7107
Fax: (866) 467 – 1187
Specialized Loan Servicing, LLC
Ph #: (800) 306 – 6059
Fax: (877) 875 – 0981
Stanford Federal Credit Union
Ph #: (888) 723 – 7328
Fax: (866) 743 – 3151
SunTrust Mortgage
Ph #: (800) 443 – 1032
Fax: (804) 291 – 0748
The Money Source, Inc.
Ph #: (866) 867 – 0330
Fax: (203) 309 – 6013
United Bank Mortgage Corporation
Ph #: (800) 968 – 1990
Fax: (616) 559 – 4631
US Bank
Ph #: (800) 365 – 7772
Fax: (877) 903 – 6972
USDA
Ph #: (800) 414 – 1226
Fax: (314) 206 – 2805
Vanderbilt Mortgage and Finance Inc.
Ph #: (800) 970 – 7250
Fax:
Wachovia / World Savings
Ph #: (888) 565 – 1422
Fax: (800) 313 – 0892
Wachovia Mortgage
Ph #: (888) 565 – 1422
Fax: (210) 509 – 1174
Washington Mutual (2nd)
Ph #: (888) 800 – 8738
Fax:
Wells Fargo Home Mortgage
Ph #: (800) 416 – 1472
Fax: (866) 359 – 7363

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