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Disaster Recovery

NCO is committed to supporting disaster survivors throughout Lake and Mendocino Counties.  Read below to learn more about the 2018 Wildfire Relief Fund. Scroll to the bottom of this page to donate.

We are now accepting Wildfire Relief Fund Applications. Applications are available at the Local Assistance Center in Lucerne, by calling 707-467-3200 ext. 236, or by emailing The application deadline is September 14, 2018. Priority will be given to those who have suffered a total or partial loss to their home. If funds remain, we will provide assistance to those who suffered evacuation losses. 

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 2018 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 is now open in response to Lake County's Pawnee Fire, and the Ranch and River Fires currently affecting both Lake and Mendocino Counties. The fund will remain open throughout the 2018 fire season. 

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.

Who should I contact if I have questions?

If you have questions, please contact NCO at or (707) 467-3200, ext. 236. 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). 

The most current information is updated daily 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 write Wildfire Relief Fund on your donation.