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Napa and Sonoma Seriously Need Your Help—Here's How to Provide It

Give what you can.

The California National Guard trains to battle wildfires.

 

Here are some of the many ways you can help victims of the fires in Wine Country right now. We'll be updating this list over the next few days, so if we missed something, send us an email.

Volunteer
The sign up form for the Red Cross is here. You can also refer to this detailed flyer with more information for volunteering directly to help affected individuals.

Stuart Brioza, Traci Des Jardins, Sam Mogannam, Ravi Kapur, Craig Stoll, and many more San Francisco chefs have created SF Fights Fire. To see how you can help, click here.

Give supplies
Donation drop off points include Idle Hand and Love on Haight, the Noir Lounge, Social Imprints, and Eye of the Tiger Tattoo in San Francisco, 1-2-3-4 Go! Records in Oakland, Home Care Assistance in Palo Alto, and Livermore Downtown, which will be collecting supplies from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Friday at Granada Bowl. A list of drop off points in the North Bay can be found here.

Between now and Tuesday, San Francisco State Senator Scott Wiener will be accepting donations of ready-to-eat non-perishable food, which he and his staff will be transporting to Redwood Empire Food Bank in Sonoma County. Donations can be brought to his district office at 455 Golden Gate Suite 14800 or to one of the sites listed here.

On October 12, a group from Glide Memorial Church in San Francisco will travel to Petaluma to serve lunch and pass out supplies. If you’d like to donate, the organization is asking for new pillows, face masks, juice boxes, diapers, shoes, bras, milk, clothes, and undergarments. Details here.

The Concord Chamber of Commerce is collecting donations, which may be given from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays at the chamber’s office, 2280 Diamond Blvd., Suite 200. For more information, call 925-685-1181.

All Sports Basement stores are accepting donations. If you'd like to buy an item to donate, Sports Basement will be discounting it by 40 percent

The Bay Grape, which already received $1,000 in donations, will accept supplies at the shop (376 Grand Avenue, Oakland) at all open hours: 12 to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday. On Saturday, winemaker Ryan Stirm of Stirm Wine Co. is hosting a 2017 release party, for which all proceeds from the event will go to victims of the fire.

Williams-Sonoma will be collecting donations at 3250 Van Ness Avenue in San Francisco. In addition, the Williams Sonoma Test Kitchen is sending food to shelters in the North Bay, and their store in Sonoma will be open and providing meals. The SF location requests non-perishable food, bottled water, baby food, pet food, housewares like face masks, heavy duty gloves, plastic utensils and paper towels, and clothing like new socks and underwear. Donations will be accepted through end of day Friday, October 13.

Give Money
Tipping Point has launched its own Emergency Relief Fund, which will support low-income communities affected by the fires. 100 percent of every donation will go where it is needed most, working with organizations on the front lines, including service providers and community foundations.

The United Ways’ Northern California Wildfire Relief and Recovery Fund will provide immediate and long-term recovery assistance to North Bay residents affected by the wildfires that have spread throughout the region. Visit www.uwba.org/donate (enter WILDFIRE in the comments section) or text "WILDFIRE” to 40403 to make a pledge. 100 percent of your gift will go to relief and recovery efforts.

Monetary donations contributed here will be distributed to Sonoma Valley Fire and Rescue Authority, Napa County Fire Department, Lake County Fire and Rescue, Santa Rosa Fire Department, the Redwood Credit Union-North Bay Fire Recovery Fund, and other relief efforts. 

The Sonoma, Napa, and Yuba County food pantries are accepting donations. Cash is especially helpful.

Get a Cup of Coffee or Dinner
From Friday, Oct until Sunda, Blue Bottle Coffee will donate $1 for every New Orleans Iced Coffee sold to the Redwood Credit Union Community Fund.

The Alembic in Haight will be accepting donations until Friday. On Saturday, Chef Rachel Aronow will be bringing them north.

In the East Bay, several restaurants and bars will be accepting donations or holding fundraisers. Check out a list of them here.

Visit the Museum (or the Exploratorium or the Aquarium)
For all residents of communities under a state of emergency, the Monterey Bay Aquarium is throwing open its doors from now through Sunday for free. Just bring a driver’s license and proof of residence for free admission for up to four people. Similar deals are being offered at the Exploratorium and the California Academy of Sciences.

Buy Something
On Thursday, 3 Fish Studios will be donating 100 percent of its online sales of its iconic “I Love You California” poster series to those affected by the wildfires. 

All proceeds from the sales of these tees will be donated to the Napa Valley Community Foundation. 

Go Dancing
Next Thursday, Level 13 Ultra Lounge in Oakland will host an all-night dance party to benefit relief effort in the North Bay. Volunteers are needed—email greenbsf@comcast.net if interested.

Help Animals
Donations can be given to the Jameson Animal Rescue Ranch or the Napa Community Animal Response Team

 

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