How you can help victims of the Clayton fire in Lake County:
Redwood Credit Union has reopened a fund created in 2015 to assist people impacted by the fires in Lake County. Donations are accepted at www.redwoodcu.org/lakecountyfirevictims or at any of Redwood Credit Union’s 17 branches in the North Bay and San Francisco. All money will go directly to aid relief efforts and the victims of the 2016 Lake County fire.
Contributions to the fund may be made securely online via credit card or at any Redwood Credit Union branch via cash deposit, direct funds transfer or checks payable to the RCU Community Fund (note 2016 Lake County Fire in the memo section).
The fund is a partnership between The Press Democrat, state Sen. Mike McGuire, D-Healdsburg, and Redwood Credit Union.
For information, call 1-800-479-7928, option 3, then 6.
North Coast Opportunities, Inc., a community action agency serving Lake and Mendocino counties, has also revived a fire relief fund created during last year’s fires.
Monetary donations are being accepted at any Mendo Lake Credit Union branch, at any NCO office or via PayPal here. Checks should be made payable to NCO/Wildfire Relief Fund, with Clayton fire written in the memo section. They can also be mailed to NCO at 413 N. State St., Ukiah CA 95482.
The #LakeCountyRising fundraising campaign, an effort of the county’s wine industry, is also accepting monetary donations for Clayton fire victims. To donate go to lakecountyrising.org or make a check out to Lake County Wine Alliance (note Lake County Rising Fire Relief Fund in the memo section). Donations can be mailed to Lake County Wine Alliance at P.O. Box 530 Kelseyville, CA 95451.
The Lake Area Rotary Club Association is also accepting donations. Visit larca5130.org for information.
Lower Lake Community Action Group has set up a fund for fire relief. Contact email@example.com for information.
Lucky supermarket stores throughout the North Bay are collecting donations for the Red Cross at the checkout counter.
Relief organizations listed above are not in need of donated supplies, clothing or food. Only monetary donations are being accepted at this time.
Octane addictz is hosting two drives to collect food, clothing and school supplies. A Friday food drive at 777 Sebastopol Road, Santa Rosa is from 8 p.m.-midnight. Saturday, donations can be dropped off from noon-5 p.m. at the Clear Lake Moose Lodge, 15900, E. Hwy. 20, Clear Lake Oaks.
To volunteer with NCO’s Volunteer Network and help Clayton fire victims that way, go to ncoinc.org and click the “volunteer” tab, or call 707-462-3236.
If you’re interested in becoming a Red Cross volunteer in Lake County, apply online here.