Posted Oct 10 2017 07:33AM PDT
Updated Oct 12 2017 12:55PM PDT
There are several ways to help people impacted by the devastating fires in wine country.
"Redwood Credit Union (RCU), in partnership with RCU Community Fund, The Press Democrat, and Senator Mike McGuire, is now accepting financial donations to aid relief efforts and assist victims of the 2017 North Bay fires. 100% of your donations will go directly to support those affected by the fires.
Because the devastating fires affected numerous counties, you will have the opportunity to donate to the county of your choosing, including Sonoma, Napa, Mendocino, and Lake County. You may also choose to donate to all counties (your funds will be distributed equally among all four counties)."
Bay Area teams donated $450,000 to support the North Bay Fire Relief efforts - learn how to donate here.
Catholic charities, Goodwill, and the Salvation Army are also accepting cash donations that will pay for food, shelter and medical care for fire victims forced to evacuate.
For volunteer information contact the Center for Volunteer and Nonprofit Leadership. As of Tuesday morning, volunteers were not being requested.
Airbnb has activated its disaster response program.
Hosts living in San Francisco, Marin and Alameda counties can sign up to provide free housing for fire victims and rescue workers. Free hosting will continue through October 30.
Hall Wines has created a donation fund.
WALT wines has created a donation fund.