|Our community is once again on fire, and we need your help.The UndocuFund for Fire Relief in Sonoma County has reopened to support undocumented families who have lost homes, jobs, wages, or been displaced by the still-growing Kincade Fire. |
Would you consider donating once again to help our community recover?Your incredible generosity allowed us to distribute more than $6 million to undocumented fire victims in Sonoma County following the 2017 Northern California fires. Thousands of donors like you, along with dozens of benefits and volunteers, allowed us to give direct financial aid to nearly 2,000 families who lost homes, possessions, and earnings due to the fire. We hope you can support us again.
There are an estimated 38,500 undocumented immigrants in Sonoma County. Unlike other fire victims, they do not qualify for assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Undocumented victims are also less likely to pursue other benefits for which they qualify due to fear of immigration enforcement, lack of familiarity with official institutions, and limited English proficiency.
Help your undocumented neighbors get back on their feet after this terrible disaster. Any amount helps.
Visit www.undocufund.org to donate.
There are many ways to support us beyond donating:Sharing the news with your friends, family, and on social media to let others know UndocuFund has reopened.Holding a fundraiser or benefit, either in-person or virtually, to raise money for UndocuFund and spread the word.If you are bilingual and want to volunteer, please contact Susan Shaw of the North Bay Organizing Project at [email protected].
You can also follow us on Facebook to receive future announcements about volunteer needs and other updates.We do not have capacity to receive physical donations at this time, but we encourage you to donate to one of the many organizations are able to process donations.