Local Fires: Ways to Help & Available Resources - Updated

This post has been updated to reflect our community's most current needs.

As many of you know, for the past several days we have been experiencing severe wildfires across Sonoma and Napa Counties. We've been unbelievably fortunate - so far, our businesses in the area including the girl & the fig, the fig café & winebar, and Murphy's Irish Pub have been unharmed. However, many of our friends and neighbors are facing a very different outcome, and the severity of this situation is unfortunately not over yet.

Everyday, we are amazed by the amount of love and support everyone in this community has for one another. Despite these imminent fire dangers we are all facing, many of you have been asking for ways in which you can help. This truly affirms our belief that together, this amazing community can get through anything.

We have been working with the Rotary Club of Sonoma to help get evacuees and those who have lost everything the essentials they need to take the first steps in overcoming this disaster. We have also been working with our team and volunteers to utilize our resources at Suite D to feed our heroic first responders.

As the situation grows and changes, the needs of our community change with it. If you're still looking for ways to volunteer or donate, please find an updated list of our community's most current needs, below.

Where You Can Volunteer

Sonoma County

  • Rotary Club of Sonoma - signup to volunteer, here.

  • Contact the Sonoma County Emergency Operations Center Shelter Division to see where volunteers are needed, at (707)-573-3399 & visit their website here.


  • Petaluma Valley Hospital - call (707) 778-2652 to sign up to volunteer.

  • Petaluma Fairgrounds - sign up for a volunteer shift here.

  • Petaluma Bounty - Volunteer Hours on Monday & Saturday, 10am-1pm

  • Petaluma People's Services Center - looking for emergency home shares

  • If you're interested in hosting a family, please contact: SHAREfire@petalumapeople.org

Santa Rosa

  • Skylane Schoolbox Project - looking for qualified personnel to work with individuals with exceptionalities. Also looking for help from therapists of all types. Sign up to volunteer, here.

  • Elsie Allen High School - sign up to help sort donations, food service, custodial work, and welcoming evacuees, here.

  • Epicenter - sign up to help sort donated items, here.

  • Hopalong & Second Chance Animal Rescues - in desperate need of animal fosters. To sign up to foster an animal, click here.

Marin County

  • New Life Church - sign up to help welcome evacuees and sort donations, here.

  • Marin Civic Center - looking for medical volunteers. Sign up here.

Where You Can Donate (Monetary & Gift Cards)

  • Rotary Club of Sonoma

  • 100% of donations will go to victims, evacuees, and first responders in need. Click here to donate.

  • Redwood Empire Food Bank

  • Donations will be used to provide food supplies for this in need. Click here.

  • Heart of the Vine Relief Fund

  • Organized by BR Cohn Winery to provide gift cards to families affected. BR Cohn will match donations up to $25,000! Click here.

  • Wine Country Animal Lovers

  • ​In Need of funds for the care of animal burn victims. Click here.

  • Disaster Fund for Mendocino County

  • To provide disaster relief and recovery services. Click here.

Where You Can Donate (Goods, Food, & for Animals)

  • Social Advocates for Youth, 1243 Ripley St, Santa Rosa

  • Accepting N95 masks, new underwear, gift cards, empty backpacks

  • Crossing the Jordan, 2 W. 3rd St, Santa Rosa

  • Accepting donations (non-perishable food items)

  • PEP Housing, 951 Petaluma Blvd. S., Petaluma

  • Accepting new socks and underwear.

  • Petaluma Salvation Army, Petaluma

  • accepting large, flattened boxes for sorting/storing donations

  • Redwood Empire Food Bank, 3990 Brickway Blvd., Santa Rosa

  • accepting non-perishable, ready to eat foods. Click here for more info.

  • Saint Rose Catholic Church, 322 10th Street, Santa Rosa

  • accepting N95 masks, bottled water, toiletries, and canned foods, toys, paper and plastic shopping bags​

In addition, we'd like to provide you with all of the local resources we're aware of, that are available for local victims of the fires.

Resources Available


  • WIFI: Comcast

  • free, login as a Guest

  • Roaring Donkey, Petaluma

  • laptops for use setup, free wifi, and phone chargers available for use

  • Marin Libraries

  • Providing free computer access for evacuees, even without a library card.

  • Locations: Bolinas, San Rafael, Corte Madera, Fairfax, Iverness, Novato, Marin City, Point Reyes, Stinson Beach

Health & Wellness

  • Petaluma Swim Center, Petaluma

  • offering free showers, 8:30am - 10:30am and 3pm - 5:30pm.

  • Petaluma Health Center, Petaluma

  • offer free medical and mental healthcare for anyone in need

  • Synergy Health Club, Petaluma

  • offering free showers, and a place to relax with couches and a TV

  • Redwood Empire Chapter of California

  • offering free drop-in counseling. Click here for more information.

  • VSP Vision Care

  • offering help to victims who have lost/broken glasses due to fires. Call (800) 877-7195

  • Scott Valley Swimming & Tennis, Mill Valley

  • offering free hot showers, towels and toiletries provided

  • Aya Salon, Petaluma

  • ​offering free hair wash and style for fore victims. Call 707-762-3100

  • 24 Hour Fitness, Rohnert Park

  • ​offering free hot showers, 24/7

  • Patterson's Home Appliance, Petaluma

  • ​offering free laundry services for evacuees

  • Finley Center, Santa Rosa

  • ​has stock of medications, for victims who may have lost theirs


  • Adventure Recreation, Petaluma

  • open for kids to play until 6pm, and accepting donations for fire victims

  • Yoga Hell, Petaluma

  • offering free yoga classes and showers

  • Petaluma Bowling Alley, Petaluma

  • offering a free space to hang out and games

  • Monterey Bay Aquarium, Monterey

  • free for victims through 10/22


  • Ethical Clothing, Petaluma

  • offering some free clothing for those in need

  • Love on Haight, San Francisco

  • free clothes for victim

  • The Sweet Zone AND ooh la loft, Petaluma

  • free backpacks for kids

  • Saint Rose Catholic Church, Santa Rosa

  • free clothing for victims


  • Elk's Lodge, Petaluma - offering meals throughout the day to fire victims.

  • McGuire's, Petaluma - offering free meals to fire victims.

  • Don Poncho's, Petaluma, offering free meals to fire victims.

Small Animal Boarding

  • Petaluma Animal Shelter, Petaluma

  • Marin Humane Society, Novato

  • Sonoma Humane Society, Santa Rosa

  • Napa Humane Society, Napa

  • Mendocino Humane Society, Redwood Valley

  • Unleashed Dog Training, Petaluma

  • Marin Humane Society, Novato

Large Animals, Horses, & Livestock

  • SVHS Farm, Sonoma

  • Strong's Second Chance Ranch, Petaluma

  • Flat Broke Animal Rescue, Petaluma

  • Dickson Ranch, Marin

  • Sonoma County Fairgrounds, Santa Rosa

  • Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds, San Rafael

  • Vallejo Fairgrounds, Vallejo

  • South Bay Horse Ranch, Gilroy

  • Napa County Fairgrounds, Napa

  • Solano County Fairgrounds, Vallejo

  • SPCA Solano County, Vacaville

Missing Animals

  • Community list for lost and found pets. Click here.

  • North Bay Fire Pets, click here.

  • Sonoma Humane Society, list a lost pet here.


  • The Westin St. Francis, San Francisco

  • offering a discounted $99 rate for North Bay evacuees

  • Hotel Zephyr

  • offering a discounted flat-rate of $95 a night, with complementary breakfast

  • Community List of Temporary Housing, click here.

Available Evacuation Sites

  • Petaluma Fairgrounds - 1 Fairgrounds Drive, Petaluma

  • Petaluma Veterans Memorial Hall - 1094 Petaluma Blvd S, Petaluma

  • Hotel Petaluma - Ballroom set up as a short term shelter. Ideal for families with small children. Please call 707-559-3393 to check availability.

  • The Marin Church of the Nazarene - 5400 Nave Dr, Novato.

  • Quest Church - 1461 S Novato Blvd, Novato

  • Litehouse Church - 1915 S. Novato Blvd, Novato

  • Talbot Theological Seminary - 201 Seminary Drive, Mill Valley

  • Terra Linda High School - 320 Albion Way, San Rafael

  • Anthem Church - 50 Los Ranchitos Road, San Rafael.

  • Coastside Baptist Church - 555 Seymour Street, Half Moon Bay

  • St Stephen's Episcopal Church - 500 Robinson Rd, Sebastopol

  • Hessel Church - 5060 Hessel Ave., Sebastopol

  • Cook Middle School - 2480 Sebastopol Rd., Santa Rosa

  • Elsie Allen High School - 599 Bellevue Ave, Santa Rosa

  • Finley Community Center - 2060 West College Ave, Santa Rosa

  • First United Methodist Church - 1551 Montgomery Drive, Santa Rosa

  • Santa Rosa Veterans Building - 1351 Maple Ave., Santa Rosa

  • Sonoma County Fairgrounds Pavilion - 1350 Bennett Valley Rd, Santa Rosa

  • Healdsburg Community Center - 1557 Healdsburg Ave, Healdsburg

  • Windsor High School - 8695 Windsor Rd, Windsor

  • Sonoma Valley High School - 20000 Broadway, Sonoma

  • Sonoma Veterans Building - 126 First Street West, Sonoma

  • Napa Valley College - 2277 Napa-Vallejo Highway, Napa

Available RV Sites

  • Ashley's Furniture, Rohnert Park

  • Lawson's Landing, Dillon Beach

  • Sonoms Raceway, Petaluma

  • CA State Parks has opened up some of its campgrounds for evacuees. Click here for list of parks.

Many of these resources were pulled from an awesome list put together by community members in Petaluma. To see their complete list, which is updated daily, please click here.

Together, we can get through this. Near and far, thank you for your undying love, support, and well wishes. #winecountrystrong

the girl & the fig is now open, and Murphy's Irish pub will is planned to re-open today (10/17) at 4pm. We will update you on social media regarding re-openings, as soon as we know details.

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