United Way of the Wine Country and United Way Bay Area have formed an unprecedented partnership to assist the residents and community agencies in Sonoma, Napa, Solano, Lake, and Mendocino counties through the United Ways’ Northern California Wildfire Relief and Recovery Fund.
This fund will provide immediate and long-term recovery assistance to North Bay residents affected by the wildfires that have spread throughout the region. United way is bringing communities together throughout the Bay Area to assist their neighbors in need after 31 people have been killed, more than 3,500 homes and structures have been destroyed, and roughly 191,000 acres of land has been burned since the wildfires began Sunday, October 8.
Relief efforts include providing basic needs services to individuals and assisting the non-profit agencies that serve the most vulnerable residents in our communities. Long-term recovery support may include food and rent assistance to help people who have lost employment, case management services, and mental health counseling.
To learn more about United Way's relief efforts or to donate, click here.