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…
💠6 Steps To Guarantee A Successful Disaster Relief Fund 🔗 gofundme.com/c/blog/disaster-relief-fund
🔺Have you emailed your GoFundMe to Direct Impact Fund?
📍Site/About 🔗 directimpactfund.org/current-projects/
🔺Have you requested your family be "adopted" through any of the "Adopt A Family" groups? Have you told your story and shared your personal fundraising campaigns with your social media network?
🔷🔹 Disaster Case Management 🔹🔷
This is a *valuable* service and we encourage Survivors to use it.
Services are described as: "...advocacy, information, referrals, crisis intervention and disaster recovery services." ~ NVCSS
Further, case managers can offer guidance with FEMA appeals. Some offer cash grants, rent payment assistance or pay for services deemed necessary.
Basically, they help you remove post-disaster barriers to your family's health, safety & stability.
🔺Have you completed an intake application with Butte County for Immediate Disaster Case Management (IDCM)?
☎ 530-879-3471 📍Walk-in appointments: 2445 Carmichael Dr, Chico, at the Resource Desk. 8am-5pm M-F
🔺Have you applied for a Caseworker at the Salvation Army?
📍Site/Program 🔗 deloro.salvationarmy.org/del_oro/camp-fire-response/
☎833-372-2267 Ext 1 (9:30am-2pm M-F) 📧 Joye.firstname.lastname@example.org
⭐🔺Have you applied for long-term disaster case management services through Caring Choices?
📍Site/Program 🔗 caring-choices.org/camp-fire.html
☎ 866-703-3873 or 530-899-3873 📧 email@example.com
*Note: they can provide help with FEMA Denial Notifications & the appeal process.
🆕These databases can be used to search for resources for specific needs:
📍 Aunt Bertha: search for free or reduced cost #services using your zipcode
📍 Butte & Glenn County 211: Camp Fire resources & links to community services
📍 Disaster Assist Team: Camp Fire Resources Doc - Comprehensive info & links to free & low cost help, services, events, distribution centers, etc.
📍 Butte County Recovers - Official Camp Fire Information & Resources
📍 Butte County Office of Education - Camp Fire Resources - has extensive child-centered resources (child care, dealing with child trauma, school, family resources, etc)
🌍🚉🛤✈ Relocation Help 🛬🚍🛣🚙
🔺🆕If you'd like to relocate, have you contacted Julz Statler, Founder, Angels Among Us, for info/assistance?
📍 ☎ 530-616-8228 (Julz Statler) 📧 firstname.lastname@example.org
Services/Applications currently on hold
⭐🔺Have you applied for disaster case management services with North Valley Catholic Social Services?
📍 Site/Program 🔗 nvcss.org/programs/disasterrrelief/
☎ 530-345-1600 📧 email@example.com
*Note: They'll start taking applications again on 4/2.
⭐🔺The Community Action Agency can help qualified, income-eligible Survivors with up to 3 months rent, security deposit or relocation expenses. Request an application packet from Keith Derry:
📍☎ 530-712-2600 Ext 856 or Program Mgr, Thomas Dearmore Ext 680 📧 firstname.lastname@example.org
*Note: Currently out of funding and not taking new requests; awaiting new funding.
⭐🔺Cal HOPE of Butte County completes intake applications for North Valley Catholic Social Services, provides crisis counseling, assesses immediate needs, offers other relief and long-term disaster recovery services.
FB Page 🔗 California HOPE of Butte County
☎ 530-966-7382 (8am-5pm M-F) 📧 Calhopebutte@gmail.com
*Note: They'll start taking applications again on 4/2.
⭐🔺Have you filled out an application for services with Fire Angels Network?
📍Site/Application 🔗 fireangelsnetwork.org/get-support/
*Note: Update - they're currently unable to take new requests. Put this one on standby for now. We'll let you know when they're good to go again!
⭐🔺Have you submitted an application to CA-Strong/YMCA?
📍Application For Assistance 🔗 sevcymca.formstack.com/forms/castrong
*Note: their first deadline was 1/25; second was 2/14. They approve applications in groups and it looks like they're spacing them about 3 weeks out. Keep watching this one.
⭐🔺Have you submitted an application with National Victims Support Network? (Applications are currently disabled - they'll be active when there's more money)
📍Site & application 🔗 nationalvictimsupportnetwork.org/camp-fire-assistance-form/
📍Contact Page 🔗 nationalvictimsupportnetwork.org/contact/
*Note: Applications on hold. They're waiting on grant approvals for more funding.
⭐🔺Have you submitted a request for assistance with NorCal United Way?
📍Application 🔗 form.jotform.com/83196759007163
*Note: they've stopped taking Phase 1 applications; Phase 2 applications will begin soon. Put this one on standby.