It’s been a long crazy week here in the Bay because of the insane fires up in Napa/Sonoma. It’s such a sad thing to see and hear about. There are so many families struggling with the loss of their homes, memories and family members. I have been thinking about and praying for all of those affected and for all of the fire and rescue crews. They are truly brave souls trying to contain this disastrous fire! So I’ve been searching all week for ways to help wine country, thus brings me to this post.
I live about an hour from the core of these fires and it has had an impact on us too. The girls have been limited on the amount of time they spend outside. Schools are closing. The air full of smoke, the Today Show reported it’s the worst it’s ever been in history. A ton of activities have been canceled to keep people indoors because of the poor air quality.
There are so many ways to help support those in need so I wanted to take a moment to share a few of those with you.
Ways To Help Wine Country After Wildfires
GoFundMe has created a central California fire relief hub page, find individual campaigns that vary in scope from the personal to the regional. One campaign, a general Napa and Sonoma County Fire Relief fund, has raised more than $100,000, and will divide its funds evenly between groups like the Sonoma Valley Fire and Rescue Authority, the Napa County Fire Department, and others.
Airbnb is asking that those with a roof to spare to donate their home to provide emergency shelter. To encourage that, the company will waive service fees, letting hosts list their spaces for free, and launching a disaster response page so hosts can find those in need of shelter and house them at a no-cost basis.
Donate to the Red Cross, which helps distribute disaster relief aid. In addition to online donations, you can also call 1-800 RED CROSS or text REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.
The Napa Valley Community Disaster Relief Fund is collecting cash donations here.
Donate to local animal shelters, which are helping people keep their pets safe. Humane Society of Sonoma County: sonomahumane.org, Humane Society of Napa County: napahumane.org, and Yuba-Sutter SPCA: yubasutterspca.org.
Oh and this outfit is such an easy way to dress for Fall when it’s still like 80 degrees outside. I’m obsessed with pairing sweaters and cardigans with cutoffs! Basically you need this cozy sweater!
So many lives have been affected, both humans and animals. I helps this post helps you find the best way to help wine country restore and rebuild after this disastrous time.
Thanks so much for stopping by and hope you have a great weekend!
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