In the wake of a disaster, community members are faced with a variety of stressors that can range from being without power for a prolonged period of time to being forced to evacuate not knowing the state of their home. Families who have experienced bodily or property damage from a wildfire can field exorbitant expenses well after the smoke has cleared, with the average recovery time from a natural disaster ranging from 1 to 3 years post-event. The Disaster Relief Fund seeks to assist those facing hardship by providing monetary aid to people who have suffered a direct loss in Lake or Mendocino Counties as a result of a disaster.
WATCH this video on the Disaster Response of NCO in collaboration with partners, donors and many volunteers.
Help us meet that need by contributing to the Disaster Relief Fund for Lake and Mendocino counties.
To donate online to the NCO Disaster Relief Fund below:
You may also mail or drop-off a donation to our main office at 413 North State Street, Ukiah CA, 95482. Please include 'NCO Disaster Relief Fund' with your check or money order. Learn more about the Disaster Relief Fund here.
100% of the funds collected will be used for disaster relief efforts. The amount of support we can give to the community is directly determined by the amount of funds that are donated. NCO continues to help fire survivors rebuild in both Lake and Mendocino counties.
Since 2015, NCO has been collecting donations to assist fire survivors following the aftermath of each fire in Lake County. NCO has then in turn provided resources, grants and services to fire survivors. We disburse those funds to fire survivors through an application process. Currently, NCO is administering assistance through our disaster case management process, providing support and technical assistance to fire survivors through the rebuilding process, and utilizing AmeriCorps service members to assist with rebuilds.
In response to the challenges posed by wildfires in Mendocino County, combined with the culminating impacts of other states of emergency like the COVID-19 pandemic, NCO is committed to supporting the needs of households directly impacted by such events.
United Disaster Relief of Northern California (UDRNC) is disaster resource center set up in the wake of the 2017 wildfires in Northern California. The mission of UDRNC is to support the full recovery of people who have been impacted by a natural or man-made disaster for up 3 years with resources, referrals, and advocacy. UDRNC assists people to access all available resources to help them rebuild, remodel, rent or relocate, and ultimately recover after a disaster. The center is a fiscally-sponsored program of NCO and fully operated by volunteers.
We are grateful for the support from the American Red Cross for fire recovery in both Lake and Mendocino Counties.