About the NCO Wildfire Relief Fund
Sunday, January 14, 2018
NCO is committed to supporting those affected by the fires in Lake & Mendocino Counties.
As of December 8th, 2017:
- NCO has dispersed a total of $783,738 to fire survivors. Lake County: $91,500. Mendocino County: $652,238.
- NCO has dispersed over $40,000 in gift cards to help meet immediate needs of families.
What is the purpose of the Wildfire Relief Fund?
In 2015, North Coast Opportunities, Inc. (NCO) worked with other area organizations in response to the Rocky, Jerusalem, and Valley Fires. In 2016, NCO re-opened the fund in response to the Clayton Fire. Now, in 2017, the fund has been re-opened for those impacted by fire in Mendocino and Lake Counties.
The Wildfire Relief Fund seeks to assist those facing hardship by providing direct monetary aid to people who have suffered loss as a result of the fires.
What type of assistance is given?
Relief will be disbursed in the form of cash grants. Grants will be awarded by committee determination and are intended to meet immediate needs for clothing, shelter, transportation, food, and/or home cleanup and repair. Grants will be given based on available funds. Unfortunately, we are no longer able to accept applications for the Redwood Fire in Mendocino County or the Sulfur Fire in Lake County.
Those determined to have the greatest need will be given a higher priority in the process.
Who should I contact if I have questions?
If you have questions, please conatact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or (707) 467-3200, ext. 200. Our telephone is staffed during business hours (from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm & 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm) Monday through Friday. After hours calls will be returned within 24 hours during the work week (Monday-Friday). Please also use this contact information if you have specific questions about an application.
How To Donate
Donate to the NCO Fire Relief Fund and help those in need. 100% of the proceeds collected will be returned directly to the community.