We recently launched our "Angel Tree" Adoption Program benefiting fire victims. We are matching up sponsors with people who lost their homes and/or jobs to the fires in Sonoma and Napa County. We already have over 90 families/468 people who have been adopted, but we have so many more in need.
If you would like to adopt a family, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send you a family in need, including first names, genders, ages, shirt sizes, pants sizes, shoe sizes, favorite colors, interests, and 3 wish list gifts! If you prefer, you can make a donation directly on our website here.
If you are a fire victim and would like to register you and/or your family in our adoption program, please email us at email@example.com or you can register here. Please include your first name(s), gender(s), age(s), shirt size(s), pants size(s), shoe size(s), favorite colors, interests, and 3 wish list gifts for each person.
Date: Saturday, December 16th and Sunday, December 17th
Location: Maria Carrillo High School Parking Lot
(6975 Montecito Blvd, Santa Rosa, CA 95409).
We will be giving away gift cards, holiday decorations, new and slightly used items, and free lunch from 12:00pm-1:00pm...first come, first serve. We will also be signing up fire victims for our adoption program where we will match up fire victims with people who want to help.
FEMA will have staff on site to assist with transitional housing questions, how to better rebuild, provide information about unemployment, and answer questions on the FEMA process. They will also have American Sign Language interpreters on site!
If you would like to volunteer or donate anything for this event, please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (833) 707-FIRE (3473) or visit us here or simply show up to our event with your donations.
School Districts are zoned specifically to serve a community based on size, population, and geographic location. They serve as the perfect safe zone for those affected by the fire to go to for support in their local neighborhood. Sonoma County Fire Relief is partnering with each of the school districts that were impacted by the fires and providing relief to everyone in need in their community.
Sonoma County Fire Relief is matching up schools throughout the United States with the schools that were affected by the fires. All monetary and physical donations collected at a site will go to the fire victims at the sister school and to their local community.
The "Cent's for Sonoma County" campaign solicits support in four ways:
1. Students donate coins in classrooms to participate in a points based competition.
2. Community members may make additional monetary donations in the office.
3. School members and community members may drop off donations of specific items we have determined are needed by the families in the local communities where the sister schools are located.
4. Corporations can sponsor the schools and/or match all donations.
Of the four little league programs in Sonoma County, Rincon Valley Little League and Mark West Little League were hit the hardest with a combined total of 177 kids that lost their homes and sports equipment. Rincon Valley Little League lost all of their field equipment and there is an estimated total loss in these two little leagues alone of over $155,000 in sports equipment!
177 kids need our help covering their registration costs for the Spring due in early January and need all new equipment (Baseball gloves, cleats, bats, helmets, uniforms, and more). Rincon Valley Little League needs all new field and sports equipment so that they can open their gates on time. We have a specific list of items that are needed and we are looking for individual and corporate sponsor donations to help.
Sonoma County Fire Relief has partnered with TNT Fireworks, Ashley Furniture, Friedman's Home Improvement, Applebee's, and many other corporate partners and will be setting up donation distribution centers at various parking lots in the local communities that were affected by the fires where fire victims can come shop for anything they need. We are collecting gift cards, toiletries, clothes, bedding, blankets, towels, baby supplies, pet supplies, mattresses, furniture, kitchen utensils, kitchen appliances (small), kids books, adult books, kids toys, kids games, decks of cards, holiday stockings, holiday trees, holiday decorations, sports equipment, and more. Your donations will be distributed directly into the hands of fire victims in Sonoma County