North Coast Opportunities is partnering with The Community Foundation of Mendocino County to provide financial assistance to survivors in the Calpella community
North Coast Opportunities (NCO) is offering financial assistance and other support services for individuals impacted by the Hopkins Fire. With funding from the Community Foundation's Disaster Fund for Mendocino County, Calpella households who have experienced the loss of home or property may be eligible to receive at least $1,000 in financial assistance.
NCO and the Community Foundation have a history of collaborating to help Mendocino County community members facing disasters, most recently over the last 18 months to support families and individuals impacted by COVID-19, and in 2017, 2018, and 2020 after wildfires displaced hundreds of residents.
“We are pleased to continue this partnership with the Community Foundation to serve the community,” said NCO Executive Director Patty Bruder. “Their ongoing support helps us provide a sense of stability and security for our individuals and families in times of disaster and uncertainty.”
Apply for Hopkins Fire assistance below:
You may also leave a confidential message at the direct NCO disaster recovery line (707)-621-8817 and an NCO Disaster Case Manager will return your call, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or pick up a paper application at the NCO offices at 413 North State Street in Ukiah, 9 AM - 3 PM Monday through Friday.
Applicants will be asked to provide documentation to verify their residency of Calpella to receive financial support. Required documentation may include a valid ID, verification of address in the form of a PG&E or utility bill, or a lease agreement.
To support fire evacuees and survivors with a financial gift, you can make a donation to The Community Foundation’s Disaster Fund for Mendocino County at www.communityfound.org.
The United Disaster Relief of Northern California, a donation and distribution center, is providing essential items and gift cards to those who were impacted by the Hopkins Fire. If you have been affected by a recent disaster such as the Hopkins Fire and need material goods, you can drop by the center at 1240 Airport Park Blvd. between 10 AM and 2 PM Monday through Friday. If you would like to donate items to the center, please call (707) 489-3970 or send an email to UnitedDisasterRelief@gmail.com to schedule an appointment.
Applications are Available Online
In response to the Cache fire that devastated nearly 60 homes in mid-August, North Coast Opportunities (NCO) has reopened its wildfire relief fund, both accepting donations and providing financial relief checks to community members most impacted. Make a donation to the Disaster Relief Fund here.
Apply for Cache Fire assistance below:
A paper application may also be downloaded and dropped off at any NCO office. Click here to download a paper application.
NCO has been hard at work supporting the needs of Cache Fire Survivors and by Tuesday, had already delivered 27 checks exceeding a total of $30,000. These checks were personally delivered directly to community members who suffered a total loss. “NCO remains committed to supporting the needs of Lake County,” adds Robyn Bera, Director of Community Projects. “Our team went into immediate response mode by supporting shelter operations, deploying a CERT team, providing food through our Community Kitchen Project, completing Wildfire Relief Applications with evacuees, and providing case management and support.” NCO has been a leader in wildfire relief both in immediate needs and long-term recovery since 2015’s Valley Fire.
“It’s the community partners that make our work possible,” adds Tammy Alakszay, NCO’s Emergency Preparedness Coordinator and Red Cross Volunteer Partner. “Everyone comes together to help and brainstorm. No single agency or person is perfect, but together we create solutions. Together, we are resilient.”
The amount of Cache Fire financial relief available to fire survivors is dependent on donations. “NCO remains committed to putting community donations directly back into the hands of the most vulnerable fire survivors,” adds Bera. “The more donations we earn, the more we can give to support those who need it most right now.”
For those unable to access NCO’s online portals, or visit NCO at the LAC, please call 707-994-2910. Paper applications and NCO staff is also available at NCO Clearlake office. Please call to make an appointment.
The amount of Hopkins Fire financial relief available to fire survivors is dependent on donations. To help NCO provide for the immediate needs of fire survivors, please consider making a donation.