With wildfires spreading and burning through Northern California, we've launched a California Fires Relief Fund to support organizations assisting with immediate relief needs, including evacuation and sheltering efforts and medical assistance.
Nonprofits in this fund
Sebastopol CA 95473 US
The number of families impacted is still unknown as the fires currently spread and more evacuations are being ordered. However, the impact is real and for undocumented families, federal help is not available. An estimated 38,500 undocumented immigrants live in Sonoma County. Unlike other victims, undocumented immigrants do not qualify for assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
Even when they do qualify for services, many undocumented immigrants are unlikely to pursue those benefits due to fear of immigration enforcement, lack of familiarity with official institutions, and limited English proficiency. At every turn, our undocumented neighbors face barriers and challenges to recovering from the fires.
Petaluma CA 94952 US
The Petaluma People Services Center is on the ground in Sonoma supporting those that have been displaced from their homes due to the Kincade fire. They're providing families with critical items like clothes, food, and water.
Los Angeles CA 90012 US
The Los Angeles Fire Department has been continuing to work on containing the Getty Fire. They've sent strike teams to fires in Simi Valley. They've also staffed dozens of additional fire resources in the City throughout the ongoing high wind conditions.
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