With over 70,000 acres burned, countless businesses and home destroyed, our community is devastated and grieving. The fires that blazed through our communities did not discriminate between rich or poor, Democrat or Republican, resident or visitor. We hurt together, and together we will rebuild.
Many of our Sonoma County Democratic Party members were evacuated from their homes and are waiting to find out if they have a home left. Some of us, are on the edges of evacuation zones ready to leave at a moment’s notice. Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone impacted by these fires.
Be safe and stay out of evacuated areas for your own safety and that of emergency personnel. Do not fly drones. Air support for battling the fires will be grounded if drones are spotted.
Where to find fire updates
CalFire: Ready for Wildfire
Santa Rosa Public Information Line: 707-543-4511 (for TDD call 707-543-4536)
County of Sonoma EOC Hotline: 707-565-3556 or call 2-1-1
Sonoma County Fire Information: Go to Nixle.com or text 888777 with your zip code.
Help for displaced
Register with “Safe and Well” or on the Facebook page of the crisis response for the fire(s) near you.
Evacuation Shelter Info at the City of Santa Rosa. The list is updated regularly based on available space.
Large Animal Evacuation: Santa Rosa Fairgrounds, Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds (Petaluma), and Sebastopol Grange
WiFi is being offered from Comcast (login as “Guest”). Sonic is sheltering victims in their office and have postponed services. AT&T has issued a statement saying no overage charges for those in affected areas.
KSRO radio 1350AM or 103.5FM also has live updates.
Below are some ways to help.
Redwood Empire Food Bank is accepting donations of food (ready-to-eat and non-perishable) or monetary. Delivery of food items at 3990 Brickway Bldv, Santa Rosa.
Most of the Santa Rosa donations are being handled through Salvation Army for cleaning and sorting before distribution. Salvation Army, 93 Stony Circle, Unit D, Santa Rosa, CA 95401.
Items needed at evacuation shelters: blankets, pillows, sleeping bags, sleeping pads, cots, ibuprofen, tylenol, bandaids, gloves, cold packs, eye drops, diapers, feminine products, baby formula, toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap, shampoo, aluminum foil, 1 gallon plastic bags, ziplock bags, pet supplies (dog food, cat food, leashes, cages), tea, lotion, cough drops, chapstick, cell phone chargers, shoes, and socks.
Red Cross or call 707-577-7600.
Redwood Empire Food Bank volunteers needed to sort produce, bread and other essential items for evacuation centers. Location: 3990 Brickway Blvd, Santa Rosa or call 707-523-7900
Redwood Credit Union fund for fire victims “2017 North Bay Fire Relief” in partnership with Senator Mike McGuire and The Press Democrat. Or mail your donation to PO Box 6104, Santa Rosa, CA 95406. Make checks payable to RCU Community Fund with memo 2017 North Bay Fire Relief.
Go Fund a Hero – For Firefighters who have lost their homes
Many benefits will be held for the fire victims, and below are a few already scheduled.
Sunday, October 15th the North Bay Fire Relief Fundraiser Event & Drive Up Donations