Updated: Mar 26, 2019
Unfortunately, we receive a lot more requests for assistance than we can fulfill. Below is a very extensive list of resources that we found online. We haven't double checked all these resources, but they are worth investigating if you are a Camp Fire survivor in need of assistance.
Have you called the Red Cross to request Phase 2 Immediate/Direct Financial Assistance of up to $2500?
Information, Directions & Link To Red Cross Site - FB Post 🔗 m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=294811001187317&id=275961519738932
📍 ☎ 800-733-2767 press 5, press 5 Hours: M-F 5:30am-8pm Sat 5:30am-6pm Sun 8am-4pm
2nd number: ☎ 855-891-7325 press 3
🔺 If you're a Veteran, have you applied for Emergency Financial Aid? (Can be for: rent/mortgage, car/mobile home repairs, grocery/baby/household supplies, medical expenses, etc)
📍Site/Application 🔗 csah.webauthor.com/go/apply.cfm
🔺Have you submitted a request for assistance to North Bay Donate?
📍Assistance Request Form 🔗 docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLSfvBwcLi8gLb-cvoiHkc_j49X…/viewform
🔺Have you picked up, completed & returned an application for a gift card/money from First Assembly of God Church?
📌 You must go *in person* Hours: M-F 10am to 4pm Address: 1137 Arbutus Ave, Chico. Phone: 530-345-1377 Applications take about 1 week to process.
🔺🆕 Have you completed an application with Norcal Boys and Girls Clubs for a $50 gift card for either gas or cell phone bill? (Deadline: 3/28)
📍Site/Application 🔗 bgcnv.org/camp-fire-gift-card-application-for-cell-phone-bi…
🔺Have you submitted a request for help to Oroville Hope Center?
📍Request for assistance form 🔗 docs.google.com/…/1dNOgbUg2l6vWpj_bup3uXrD9mDQenZ…/viewform…
⭐🔺Have you submitted an application to Global Empowerment Mission/Paradise Fire Adopt A Family?
📍Site/application 🔗 docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLSe2LmPJl1UH9j2rJaGeJ32yNJ…/viewform
*Note: They're accepting applications on an ongoing basis & will have their second disbursement in early March.
🔺Have you scheduled an appointment with Chico Salvation Army to work with a Caseworker? (They can provide: $$ for furniture - via a voucher; funding for car repairs, tool replacement, rental deposit, etc)
📍☎ Call them at: 833-372-2267 Ext. 1⃣ (Early Recovery Financial Assistance - call from 9:30am-2pm M-F)
You may have to call several times. The disaster relief they offer is worth it.
🔺If you lost your job because of the Camp Fire (place of employment was destroyed or closed) or you were self-employed and lost your income/merchandise/required tools, have you applied for Disaster Unemployment? (🔴 Deadline to file: 3/15 🔴)
ℹ About Disaster Unemployment 🔗 edd.ca.gov/Unemployment/Disaster_Unemployment_Assistance.htm
📍Unemployment - File A Claim 🔗 edd.ca.gov/Unemployment/UI_Online.htm
🔺If you're unemployed & looking for work, have you registered with Alliance For Workforce Development? (💥They have funding to pay for training, purchase tools & work boots, can assist you in creating or updating your resume and much more!)
📍Site/Information 🔗 afwd.org/
🔺If you're looking for work, have you accessed help through Work For Warriors? (Help offered to both Veterans & civilians impacted by the Camp Fire)
📍📧 email@example.com ☎ 916-854-4426
🔺Have you applied for CalFresh? Cash Aid? MediCal (which includes Dental!)? WIC? (pregnant/post partum women & children ages 0-5) Registered with CalJOBS? (Job search tool, resume writing help, education, free trainings & courses - outstanding resource!)
ℹ CalFresh Program Eligibility 🔗 buttecounty.net/dess/Benefits
📍"C4Yourself" SNAP Application 🔗 c4yourself.com/c4yourself/mobileIndex.jsp
ℹ MediCal Program 🔗 coveredca.com/medi-cal/
ℹ Denti-Cal Program 🔗 dhcs.ca.gov/services/pages/medicaldental.aspx
📍MediCal & Covered CA Application 🔗 coveredca.com/apply/
ℹ WIC - Women, Infants & Children 🔗 cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CFH/DWICSN/Pages/HowCanIGetWIC.aspxhttps://
📍WIC Mobile - Make Appt To Apply 🔗 m.wic.ca.gov/
📍ℹ CalJOBS - Site/Register 🔗 caljobs.ca.gov/vosnet/Default.aspx
🔺Have you checked the Camp Fire Housing site for available options? (you have to keep checking - New housing is added routinely. You should also register your housing need).
📍Site/Search/Registration Tool 🔗 campfirehousing.org/
🔺🆕Have you searched the HUD Exchange site to see what housing help you qualify for?
Site/Program Descriptions 🔗 hudexchange.info/housing-and-homeless-assistance/
🔺🆕If you're registered with FEMA and would like to be considered for housing (Modular Housing Unit: MHU) in the "Gridley Camp Fire Community," have you called your FEMA worker to let them know?
📍 ☎ 800-621-3362 Request your Case File be updated to reflect your relocation request.
🔺🇺🇸If you're a Veteran, have you searched all of the housing & employment opportunities for assistance available through CalVet?
📍Site/Programs & Contact Info 🔗 calvet.ca.gov/veteran-services-benefits/housing
🔺Have you submitted an application for a donated RV (if you need housing)?
Site (documentation checklist) 🔗 rv4campfirefamily.org/families
📍Request an RV Form 🔗 docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLScsoXNBEXGf5oovdzcM8xm8Eu…/viewform
🔺Have you submitted a housing/RV/land request with Evangelical Free Church of Chico?
📍Request form for housing/RV/land 🔗 docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLSf6PKtFG1QhL5vysBtG8UgAC9…/viewform
📍Request form: furniture & household items 🔗 docs.google.com/…/1g5ys0uIU1Mnjr_UL92MVExab4iZmxO…/viewform…
🔺🆕Have you submitted an application for help with utility bills/heat through Community Action Agency of Butte County? (This includes help with propane, wood, wood pellets, etc)
📍Site/Application For Assistance 🔗 buttecaa.com/utility-assistance/
🔺🆕If you're having trouble paying your PG&E bill, have you applied for LIHEAP (Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program), One-Time Payment Assistance, the CARE or FERA programs (both offer discounts on services if you're income eligible)? If you have life-saving medical equipment, there is a "Medical Baseline Program" you can apply for.
📍 PG&E LIHEAP and One-Time Bill Pay Assistance - Info & Applications 🔗 pge.com/…/help…/one-time-assistance/one-time-assistance.page
📍PG&E FERA & CARE Programs - Applications 🔗 pge.com/…/help-payin…/longer-term-assistance/care/care.page…
📱 You can text 'CARE' to 20283 to prequalify for this program.
📍PG&E Medical Baseline Program - Application 🔗 pge.com/…/medical-baseline-…/medical-baseline-allowance.page
🔺Have you submitted an application for a donated car?
📍Car Donation Site/Request Form🔗 cardonationonline.org/request-help.htm
📍Chabad Jewish Ctr Car Application 🔗 jewishchico.com/…/ar…/aid/4208082/jewish/Apply-for-a-Car.htm
🔺Have you submitted a request for a free mattress from Living Spaces?
Site/Instructions 🔗 livingspaces.com/event/firerelief
☎ 530-513-2604 Cheri Sandberg 📍📧 Paradiserecover@gmail.com
🔺Do you have tangible needs that you can request on NeedHub? (A carbon monoxide detector, new pajamas, a hairbrush? An item your child is missing that can be replaced?)
📍FB Group NeedHub 🔗 Needhub
💲 Personal Fundraising Campaigns 💻
🔺Have you made an Amazon Wish List?
How to create a wish list 🔗 amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=501088
🔺Do you have a Venmo account?
Venmo App 🔗 venmo.com/
🔺Do you have a PayPal account?
🔺Have you created a GoFundMe account?
Site 🔗 gofundme.com/
💠Tips Writing A GoFundMe Campaign 🔗 support.gofundme.com/…/115011597367-5-Tips-for-Writing-a-Ca…