How to help Sonoma County fire victims

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The Red Cross is in immediate need of volunteers to assist evacuees. To volunteer, sign up at

Interested volunteers may also contact the County Office of Emergency Services at 565-3856.

The Center for Volunteer and Nonprofit Leadership has also been called in to help. If you wish to donate or volunteer, you can register on their website at


The Press Democrat, Petaluma Argus-Courier and Sonoma Index-Tribune have partnered with Redwood Credit Union, Sen. Mike McGuire and business leaders to raise funds to directly help fire victims. Every dollar will go directly to victims. Donate at www.redwoodcu. org/northbayfirerelief.

PEP Housing in Petaluma has gathered some new, unopened supplies, including:

Men’s and Women’s underwear and socks

Children’s underwear and socks

Infant clothing

Men’s and women’s pajamas

Bath towels

Toiletries (soap, toothpaste, denture solution, hair ties, brushes, etc.)


Children’s toys and games

Infant bottles

Non-perishable foods (bars, soups, pasta, etc.)

They will be open Monday Oct. 23 from noon to 4:30 p.m. for fire victims to come take supplies they need.

They are located at 951 Petaluma Blvd. South in Petaluma. If you have questions, please call 762-2336.


The Salvation Army at 721 South McDowell Blvd. in Petaluma is welcoming ready-to-eat, non-perishable food donations. They are also in need of volunteers. Call them between 9 am and 5 pm at 769-0716.

The Redwood Empire Food Bank in Santa Rosa is accepting packaged, ready-to-eat, non-perishable food donations at 3990 Brickway Blvd., Santa Rosa. Cash donations are also welcome. 100 percent of your gift will be used in support of the relief efforts. Their website:


Persons willing to host an evacuated individual or family in your home for a few days, few weeks or few months may contact the Petaluma People’s Services Center SHARE Sonoma County at An information sheet and application will be sent to you.

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