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
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
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.
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.
North Bay Fire Relief Fund
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
Napa County: click for info
Yuba County: click for info
Sonoma County: click for info
Solano County: click for info
Mendocino County: click for info
Animal Shelters & Rescues
Humane Society of Sonoma County: www.sonomahumane.org
Humane Society of Napa County: www.napahumane.org
Yuba-Sutter SPCA: www.yubasutterspca.com
Napa County Animal Shelter: www.countyofnapa.org
Petaluma Animal Shelter: www.petalumaanimalshelter.org
Marin Humane Society: www.marinhumane.org/fires
Mendocino County Animal Shelter: http://mendohumanesociety.com
Sonoma County Wildlife Rescue: www.scwildliferescue.org
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.
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Roaring Donkey, Petaluma
laptops for use setup, free wifi, and phone chargers available for use
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
Community list for lost and found pets. Click here.
North Bay Fire Pets, click here.
Sonoma Humane Society, list a lost pet here.
opening it's doors to those affected by the fire
The Westin St. Francis, San Francisco
offering a discounted $99 rate for North Bay evacuees
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.