The North Bay Fires continue to ravage and have burned hundreds of thousands of acres in Northern California, disrupting and damaging the lives and homes of many residents. Help is needed. Here are some ways you can make a difference:
Donate & Support
- Donate to any of our verified GoFundMes
- Become an ambassador for a campaign by sharing it with your friends, family, and community on your social networks
Create a Personal Campaign
If you have friends and family living in the North Bay area, create a campaign for them to provide support for temporary shelter, food, rebuild, and other ongoing expenses.
If your beneficiary is out of cell service, power, or other resources, you can withdraw funds raised on their behalf to allow for more immediate help.
Pro Tip: Be sure that you include the following in your campaign story:
- Who you are and where you’re from
- Your relationship or connection to the parties you’re raising funds for
- How the funds will be spent (be as specific as possible)
- Your withdrawal plan to get the funds to the campaign to the ultimate beneficiary/ies'
Create a Certified Charity Campaign to Support Direct Assistance
Leverage your networks, and start a campaign to raise funds for charities that are directly aiding those affected by the fires. It's an easy way to make a big impact. GoFundMe has partnered with PayPal Giving Fund to deliver the funds directly to the charity you're raising money for. To learn more about setting up a Certified Charity Campaign, click here.
Here is a list of highly rated 501(c)(3) charities* providing aid in the wake of the North Bay Fires
Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties
Learn about the organization here
Start a campaign for the organization
Sonoma Humane Society
Learn about Sonoma Humane Society here
Start a campaign for Sonoma Humane Society
Learn about Direct Relief here
Start a campaign for Direct Relief
As always, the GoFundMe team is here for you if you have any questions, 24/7.
*Charities listed on the "highly rated charity list" for California Wildfired are all rated 3 or 4 stars by Charity Navigator.