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Disaster Recovery in Lake County

NCO is committed to supporting the needs of fire survivors from the devastating Lake County wildfires of 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018.

NCO continues to provide resources and services to fire survivors. It began in 2015, when NCO started managing the fiscal donations in the immediate aftermath of each fire. NCO then disbursed those funds to fire survivors through an application process. NCO is now administering assistance through our disaster case management process, providing food to survivors through our weekly food pantries, and utlizing AmeriCorps VISTA service members to assist with recovery.

Click the Paypal button below to donate to the 2018 Wildfire Relief Fund. All major credit cards are accepted. You may also mail or drop-off a donation to our main office at 413 North State Street,  Ukiah CA, 95482. Learn more about the Wildfire Relief Fund here

Distribution Center

We have opened a temporary  to support fire survivors:

785 Bevins Street, Lakeport
Tuesdays - 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Available items change daily and might include food, cleaning kits, clothing, diapers, wipes, and mask. 

Contact Tammy Alakszay at for more information. 


NCO is currently sponsoring an AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) team in partnership with the Corporation for National Service to assist with rebuilding efforts.  AmeriCorps NCCC is a program that engages young adults aged 18 - 24 in team-based national and community service in the United States. An NCCC teams consists of 8-14 young adults who complete six-eight week long projects during a 10-month term of service. The NCCC team works under the guidance and direction of one of Team Lake County’s (TLC) partnering organizations, Hope City, to construct homes for fire survivors. Learn more about Hope City by clicking here. 

Capacity Building

NCO has received a grant that allows our organization to host AmeriCorps VISTA Service Members for a year-long term of service. These VISTA Service Members are working to build capacity and long-term sustainability in a variety of NCO programs. Their capacity-building work focuses on developing greater access to housing, health, and food, for local low-income residents.

Disaster Case Management

As a Team Lake County (TLC) partner and in collaboration with other community partners, NCO connects survivors to resources through disaster case management. Through the disaster case management process, many diverse needs are identified. Disaster case managers work with clients to address those needs and connect the client to available resources.

Team Lake County (TLC)

NCO is an active member and fiscal sponsor of TLC. To learn more about TLC click here.