Ways To Donate To Victims Of The Carr Fire And Mendocino Complex

Aug 6, 2018

Carr Fire devastation near the Lake Keswick Estates area of Redding, Calif., on Friday, July 27, 2018.
Credit AP Photo/Noah Berger

Note: This list is continuously being updated. If you're wanting to make an item donation or volunteer we recommend that you make contact with the organization directly as their needs may have changed. 

Carr Fire

Monetary. Relief organizations taking monetary donations for the Carr Fire include:

  • The Shasta Regional Community Foundation through its Community Disaster Relief Fund. This fund was originally created in response to the Boles Fire that devastated the city of Weed, Calif in 2014. According to the Shasta Regional Community Foundation’s website, 100 percent of donations to the fund go to Carr Fire recovery efforts. Donations to this fund can be made online or you can also mail a check to: Shasta Regional Community Foundation, 1335 Arboretum Drive Suite B, Redding, Calif. 96003 ref. CDRF. 
  • The United Way of Northern California through its Shasta County Wildfire Relief Fund. You can donate on their website or text CARRFIRE to 91999. 
  • The Salvation Army through its Carr Fire Recovery Efforts Fund. Donations can be made online. They are also taking clothing/food donations, which can be dropped off at their locations in Redding at 2691 Larkspur Lane; 1557 Pine Street; and 4460 Westside Road; and in Anderson at 2016 North Street. 
  • The American Red Cross, which is taking donations online, by text and by phone. Those who text REDCROSS to 90999 will have a $10 donation billed to their wireless carrier, you can also call 800-RED-CROSS to give an amount of your choice.
  • Tri Counties Bank which has set up a GoFundMe page for Carr Fire victims. The initial deposit was $25,000. The page has now collected more than $200,000 from about 2,000 people. Donations can also be made at any Tri Counties Bank branch. 
  • FoodMaxx Grocery Store, which is collecting donations for the Salvation Army. Donations can be made at the Chico, Oroville, Red Bluff and Redding store locations. FoodMaxx will match donations up to $2,500.

Food/clothing. Relief organizations taking food and clothing donations for the Carr Fire include:

  • The Salvation Army, which is taking food and clothing donations at their locations including in Redding at 2691 Larkspur Lane; 1557 Pine Street; and 4460 Westside Road; and in Anderson at 2016 North Street. Items will be processed, then taken to Bethel Church Redding, which is acting as the Distribution Hub for the Salvation Army.
  • Vineyard Christian Fellowship Church needs items to help evacuees. Most needed items include fresh and non-perishable food, paper products and gift cards. You can bring donations to the church, located at 738 Walnut Street in Red Bluff. To inquire about making donations of other items call 530-527-2449.

 

Volunteer. Relief organizations asking for volunteers for the Carr Fire include:

  • Samaritan’s Purse, which needs volunteers to help homeowners who lost their homes with clean-up and salvage efforts. Volunteers need to be in good physical health. For more information call 828-262-1980.

Other. Relief organizations taking other types of donations for the Carr Fire include:

  • BloodSource Shasta, which needs blood donations at its location at 2680 Larkspur Lane in Redding. The blood type most needed is Type O negative. To make an appointment to donate call 866-822-5663.

Mendocino Complex

Monetary. Relief organizations taking monetary donations for the Mendocino Complex include:

  • North Coast Opportunities, which is helping support disaster survivors from Mendocino and Lake Counties through its Wildfire Relief Fund. According to the organization all proceeds will go directly to local fire victims. Donations can be made online, by mail or dropped off at 413 North State Street in Ukiah, Calif. The fund asks that you please write "Wildfire Relief Fund" on your dropped off donation.
  •  The Disaster Fund for Mendocino County, which was created by the Community Foundation’s Board of Directors to provide disaster relief and recovery services in the aftermath of a natural disaster.   
  • The American Red Cross, which is taking donations online, by text and by phone. Those who text REDCROSS to 90999 will have a $10 donation billed to their wireless carrier, you can also call 800-RED-CROSS to give an amount of your choice.

Food/clothing. Relief organizations taking food and clothing donations for the Mendocino Complex include:

  • The Moose Lodge in Clearlake Oaks, which is acting as a non-Red Cross shelter. It’s located at 15900 East Highway 20. The lodge was recently in need of many supplies including personal hygiene products (shampoo, deodorant, hand sanitizer, sanitizing wipes, chapstick); clothing (new socks and underwear); bedding (cots and pillows); and batteries and flashlights, as well as Sterno (to keep food warm.) You can contact the Clearlake Oaks Moose Lodge at 707-998-3740 to find out their current needs. 

Volunteer. Relief organizations asking for volunteers for the Mendocino Complex include:

  • The Red Cross Volunteer Intake Center, which  is asking for volunteers to help set up Wednesday in the Middletown Methodist Church located at 15833 Armstrong Street. According to the Ukiah Daily Journal, the center will be open through the weekend. Volunteers will be asked to make a three-day commitment. To volunteer or for more information call 415-933-0705.