How you can help those affected by the fires in the North Bay, or get help if you are a evacuee

Image source: Peter DaSilva, SF Chronicle

The following list of resources was originally published in SF Gate October 9 Written by Katie Dowd


  • Santa Rosa has asked anyone who is safe to consider volunteering. They need help checking in evacuees and distributing supplies at both Elsie Allen High School and Cook Middle School. The Red Cross has a sign-in sheet here.
  • Do not call emergency services unless you see active, unattended flames or a life-threatening situation. Emergency services around the Bay Area are overwhelmed right now, and do not need more calls unless you have an immediate emergency.
  • Stay off the roads, if possible. You are hindering emergency vehicles and urgent evacuees from getting through.

  • Donations to Napa Valley Community Disaster Relief Fund.
  • You can donate to the Red Cross, which helps distribute disaster relief aid.
  • Designers Beau Bergeron and Shyanne B. have designed shirts and other items in which all of the profits will be given to those directly affected by the wine country fires.

    You can find open shelters via the KQED Map of Napa and Sonoma Fire Shelters HERE

    There are shelters all over the North Bay set up to assist and temporarily house. They are:

  • Sonoma County Fairgrounds at 1350 Bennet Valley Road, Santa Rosa Finley Community Center at 2060 West College Avenue, Santa Rosa (THIS SHELTER IS AT CAPACITY)
  • Santa Rosa Veterans Building at 1351 Maple Avenue, Santa Rosa (THIS SHELTER IS AT CAPACITY)
  • Petaluma Community Center at 320 North McDowell Blvd, Petaluma (THIS SHELTER IS AT CAPACITY)
  • Sebastopol Community Center at 390 Morris Street, Sebastopol Cloverdale Citrus Fair at 1 Citrus Fair Drive, Cloverdale
  • Sonoma Valley High School at 20000 Broadway, Sonoma
  • Analy High School Gym at 6950 Analy Avenue, Sebastopol
  • Elsie Allen High School, 599 Bellevue Avenue, Santa Rosa
  • Healdsburg Community Center at 1157 Healdsburg Avenue, Healdsburg
  • Church of Christ at 370 Sonoma Mountain Parkway, Petaluma
  • New Life Church at 1310 Clegg Street, Petaluma
  • Cook Middle School at 2480 Sebastopol Road, Santa Rosa
  • Guerneville Veterans Hall at 16255 First Street, Guerneville
  • Monte Rio School at 20700 Foothill Drive, Monte Rio
  • Windsor High School at 8695 Windsor Road, Windsor
  • Casa Grande High School at 3333 Casa Grande Road, Petaluma
  • Cloverdale Citrus Fair at 1 Citrus Fair Drive, Cloverdale – sheltering people and animals
  • Petaluma Church of Christ 370 Sonoma Mountain Parkway
  • Petaluma New Life Church 1310 Clegg Street
  • Solano Community College on Suisun Valley Road, Fairfield
  • Crosswalk Community Church at 2590 1st Street in Napa
  • Napa Valley Junior College on SR-221 south of Imola Ave
  • Napa County Fairgrounds in Calistoga on Oak Street
  • Marin Center at 10 Avenue of the Flags in San Rafael

    Multiple shelters are open to assist pet owners. They are:

  • Napa County Animal Shelter at 942 Hartle Ct, Napa
  • Santa Rosa Fairgrounds at 1350 Bennett Valley Road. Access the Fairgrounds via Gate 7 on Aston Ave
  • Cloverdale Citrus Fair at 1 Citrus Fair Drive, Cloverdale
  • Vintage High farm at 1375 Trower Ave. in Napa will take in larger animals and has the equipment to transport them, if needed.