NCO is committed to supporting disaster survivors for the long term throughout Lake and Mendocino counties. Read below to learn more about the 2018 Wildfire Relief Fund.
What is the purpose of the Wildfire Relief Fund?
The Wildfire 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 the recent fires.
In 2015, NCO worked with other area organizations in response to the Rocky, Jerusalem, and Valley Fires which burned in Lake County. In 2016, NCO re-opened the fund in response to the Clayton Fire, also in Lake County. In 2017, the fund opened again for those impacted by the Redwood Fire in Mendocino County and the Sulphur Fire in Lake County.
The fund will now remain open to support long term recovery for those who have been affected by wildfire in both Lake and Mendocino counties.
What type of assistance is given?
Relief will be disbursed by committee determination and/or through our Disaster Case Managers. The amount of relief given is determined by the amount of donations earned. The amount of funds raised will determine the focus of disbursement, emergency needs and/or long-term needs. Those determined to have the greatest need will be given a higher priority in the process.
How can a Disaster Case Manager help me?
Disaster Case Managers provide assistance during the emergency phase to address immediate needs. Case Managers will guide you through the labyrinth of forms, applications, and organizations. They will also follow up with paperwork you have filed after you have visited the local assistance center (LAC).
Disaster Case Managers can also help you in the long term by developing a recovery plan that can include a path to rebuilding. Case Managers can also help you apply for and secure funds/loans to rebuild or get into a rental, they can access resources and generally help you solve problems caused from the loss of a home. Case Managers will link you to resources and referrals to solve questions or issues with rebuilds or rentals.
How do I contact a Disaster Case Manager?
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).
Lake County (707) 994-2910
Mendocino County (707) 621-8817
The most current information is updated regularly on our Facebook page.
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. The amount of support we give is directly determined by the amount of funds donated.
Click the Paypal button below to donate to the 2018 Wildfire Relief Fund. You may also mail or drop-off a donation at 413 N. State Street, Ukiah CA 95482. Please include 'Wildfire Relief Fund' with your check or money order.