Help Victims of California Wildfires Today
Our hearts go out to all those who have lost their lives and their homes in the current California wildfires.
In Butte County, 29 individuals have died and 6,500 homes have burned in the devastating Camp Fire.
The Los Angeles wildfires have also been burning for days and a number of Jewish institutions have been destroyed or damaged. Three Jewish summer camps have burned to the ground, and need to rebuild for summer 2019. The Ilan Ramon Jewish Day School was destroyed.
We are reaching out to let you know how you can help in this time of crisis.
- The Jewish Federation of the Sacramento Region has opened a fund to help the victims of the Camp Fire – 100% of all funds raised will be allocated to the victims of this tragedy.
- In addition to much-needed funds for our neighbors to the north, the
community needs practical goods, such as new towels, new clothing in all
sizes (including shoes, undergarments, sweatshirts and bras), paper cups, paper plates, paper towels, animal food, new jackets, new coats, and bottled water. Jewish Family Service in Sacramento is collecting these items as well as grocery and clothing store gift cards. Drop off items are welcome at the Federation’s office: 2130 21st Street in Sacramento, CA.
- The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles has opened an LA Wildfire Relief Fund – 100% of all funds raised will go to individuals and institutions affected by the fires.
- The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles also launched an Emergency Hotline for those affected and in need of assistance: (323) 761-8100.
These communities need our collective support now. Thank you for supporting our community, near-and-far.
In Kind Donations
We do not know of any locations accepting in-kind donations in the East Bay. If you know of people farther north that would like to donate, below are additional resources.
Call drop off centers before preparing donations/ dropping off donations to see if they are still accepting donations or what donations may be more useful at this time. What they need in terms of supplies may change on a daily basis, for example if a center may have been accepting clothing donations yesterday, they might not need any today.
It is always best to ask what is needed, and see how you can best serve based on their current needs.
Salvation Army Distribution Center
1100 Marauder Street, Chico
10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday
Contact: (530) 776-1009
They are only collecting the following items: Underwear/socks, blankets/pillows, hygiene items, cleaning supplies, diaper/baby wipes, non-perishable foods, frozen turkeys, new toys for Christmas, monetary gifts. Used goods will not be accepted.
Lincoln Center at Chico High School
Requested items: news and/or gently used items for teens at Paradise High School
Monday, Nov. 12 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
1100 E. 20th Street, Chico
Requested items: water, non-perishable foods, diapers, baby wipes, toys, new socks and blankets. Clothes are not accepted.
Contact: (540) 720-1776
Pleasant Valley High School School Supply Donation Drive
1475 East Ave, Chico
Requested items: School supplies, backpacks, binders, pencils, etc.
NorCal Unlimited – Chico Mall
1950 E 20th St, Chico
Accepting any donations, mostly clothing.
They are giving away free clothing to fire victims until 9 p.m. Nov. 10 unless the mall closes early
Chico Area Babywearing
1145 El Monte Ave. Chico
Accepting donations for small children, especially infant and toddler carrier. They are asking for new children’s face masks, clothing size newborn – 5t, infant/toddler shoes, diapers (sanitized cloth or new disposables), wipes, maternity wear, unopened baby food and formula, and small portable toys
Woodson Bridge RV Park
25433 South Ave, Corning
Butte House Road and Tharp Road, Yuba City
Crossroads Community Church “Clothes Closet”
445 B St. Yuba City
Office: (530) 751-9168, Nancy: (530) 923-5845
Oroville Municipal Auditorium
1200 Meyers Street, Oroville
Supplies needed: toilet paper, forks, spoons, paper plates, tissues, paper towels, women’s undergarments and warm clothes.
The Hope Center
1950 Kitrick Ave A, Oroville
Items needed: Warm clothes, shoes, paper products (toilet paper, forks, spoons, paper plates, paper towels), and women’s undergarments
Bend/Jelly 4-H club & Divine Plumbing Donation Driver in Grocery Outlet Parking Lot
338 S Main Street, Red Bluff
Donations needed: Pet supplies, personal hygiene, canned food, blankets, toys, stuffed animals, face masks.
Hamilton City Fire Department
420 1st Street, Hamilton City