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List of Resources for Camp Fire Survivors

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 ๐Ÿ”— m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=294811001187317&id=275961519738932

๐Ÿ“ โ˜Ž 800-733-2767 press 5, press 5 Hours: M-F 5:30am-8pm Sat 5:30am-6pm Sun 8am-4pm

2nd number: โ˜Ž 855-891-7325 press 3


๐Ÿ”บ 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)

๐Ÿ“Site/Application ๐Ÿ”— csah.webauthor.com/go/apply.cfm


๐Ÿ”บHave you submitted a request for assistance to North Bay Donate?

Site ๐Ÿ”— sites.google.com/view/nbdonate/about

๐Ÿ“Assistance Request Form ๐Ÿ”— docs.google.com/โ€ฆ/1FAIpQLSfvBwcLi8gLb-cvoiHkc_j49Xโ€ฆ/viewform


๐Ÿ”บHave you picked up, completed & returned an application for a gift card/money from First Assembly of God Church?

๐Ÿ“Œ 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.


๐Ÿ”บ๐Ÿ†• 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)

๐Ÿ“Site/Application ๐Ÿ”— bgcnv.org/camp-fire-gift-card-application-for-cell-phone-biโ€ฆ


๐Ÿ”บHave you submitted a request for help to Oroville Hope Center?

Site ๐Ÿ”— orovillehopecenter.org/services/camp-fire-donations/

๐Ÿ“Request for assistance form ๐Ÿ”— docs.google.com/โ€ฆ/1dNOgbUg2l6vWpj_bup3uXrD9mDQenZโ€ฆ/viewformโ€ฆ


โญ๐Ÿ”บHave you submitted an application to Global Empowerment Mission/Paradise Fire Adopt A Family?

๐Ÿ“Site/application ๐Ÿ”— docs.google.com/โ€ฆ/1FAIpQLSe2LmPJl1UH9j2rJaGeJ32yNJโ€ฆ/viewform

*Note: They're accepting applications on an ongoing basis & will have their second disbursement in early March.


๐Ÿ”บHave 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)

๐Ÿ“โ˜Ž Call them at: 833-372-2267 Ext. 1โƒฃ (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.


๐Ÿ”บIf 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? (๐Ÿ”ด Deadline to file: 3/15 ๐Ÿ”ด)

โ„น About Disaster Unemployment ๐Ÿ”— edd.ca.gov/Unemployment/Disaster_Unemployment_Assistance.htm

๐Ÿ“Unemployment - File A Claim ๐Ÿ”— edd.ca.gov/Unemployment/UI_Online.htm


๐Ÿ”บIf you're unemployed & looking for work, have you registered with Alliance For Workforce Development? (๐Ÿ’ฅThey have funding to pay for training, purchase tools & work boots, can assist you in creating or updating your resume and much more!)

๐Ÿ“Site/Information ๐Ÿ”— afwd.org/


๐Ÿ”บIf you're looking for work, have you accessed help through Work For Warriors? (Help offered to both Veterans & civilians impacted by the Camp Fire)

๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ“ง apply@workforwarriors.org โ˜Ž 916-854-4426


๐Ÿ”บHave 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!)

โ„น CalFresh Program Eligibility ๐Ÿ”— buttecounty.net/dess/Benefits

๐Ÿ“"C4Yourself" SNAP Application ๐Ÿ”— c4yourself.com/c4yourself/mobileIndex.jsp

โ„น MediCal Program ๐Ÿ”— coveredca.com/medi-cal/

โ„น Denti-Cal Program ๐Ÿ”— dhcs.ca.gov/services/pages/medicaldental.aspx

๐Ÿ“MediCal & Covered CA Application ๐Ÿ”— coveredca.com/apply/

โ„น WIC - Women, Infants & Children ๐Ÿ”— cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CFH/DWICSN/Pages/HowCanIGetWIC.aspxhttps://

๐Ÿ“WIC Mobile - Make Appt To Apply ๐Ÿ”— m.wic.ca.gov/

๐Ÿ“โ„น CalJOBS - Site/Register ๐Ÿ”— caljobs.ca.gov/vosnet/Default.aspx


๐Ÿ”บHave 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).

๐Ÿ“Site/Search/Registration Tool ๐Ÿ”— campfirehousing.org/


๐Ÿ”บ๐Ÿ†•Have you searched the HUD Exchange site to see what housing help you qualify for?

Site/Program Descriptions ๐Ÿ”— hudexchange.info/housing-and-homeless-assistance/


๐Ÿ”บ๐Ÿ†•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?

๐Ÿ“ โ˜Ž 800-621-3362 Request your Case File be updated to reflect your relocation request.


๐Ÿ”บ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธIf you're a Veteran, have you searched all of the housing & employment opportunities for assistance available through CalVet?

๐Ÿ“Site/Programs & Contact Info ๐Ÿ”— calvet.ca.gov/veteran-services-benefits/housing


๐Ÿ”บHave you submitted an application for a donated RV (if you need housing)?

Site (documentation checklist) ๐Ÿ”— rv4campfirefamily.org/families

๐Ÿ“Request an RV Form ๐Ÿ”— docs.google.com/โ€ฆ/1FAIpQLScsoXNBEXGf5oovdzcM8xm8Euโ€ฆ/viewform


๐Ÿ”บHave you submitted a housing/RV/land request with Evangelical Free Church of Chico?

๐Ÿ“Request form for housing/RV/land ๐Ÿ”— docs.google.com/โ€ฆ/1FAIpQLSf6PKtFG1QhL5vysBtG8UgAC9โ€ฆ/viewform

๐Ÿ“Request form: furniture & household items ๐Ÿ”— docs.google.com/โ€ฆ/1g5ys0uIU1Mnjr_UL92MVExab4iZmxOโ€ฆ/viewformโ€ฆ


๐Ÿ”บ๐Ÿ†•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)

๐Ÿ“Site/Application For Assistance ๐Ÿ”— buttecaa.com/utility-assistance/


๐Ÿ”บ๐Ÿ†•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.

๐Ÿ“ PG&E LIHEAP and One-Time Bill Pay Assistance - Info & Applications ๐Ÿ”— pge.com/โ€ฆ/helpโ€ฆ/one-time-assistance/one-time-assistance.page

๐Ÿ“PG&E FERA & CARE Programs - Applications ๐Ÿ”— pge.com/โ€ฆ/help-payinโ€ฆ/longer-term-assistance/care/care.pageโ€ฆ

๐Ÿ“ฑ You can text 'CARE' to 20283 to prequalify for this program.

๐Ÿ“PG&E Medical Baseline Program - Application ๐Ÿ”— pge.com/โ€ฆ/medical-baseline-โ€ฆ/medical-baseline-allowance.page


๐Ÿ”บHave you submitted an application for a donated car?

๐Ÿ“Car Donation Site/Request Form๐Ÿ”— cardonationonline.org/request-help.htm

๐Ÿ“Chabad Jewish Ctr Car Application ๐Ÿ”— jewishchico.com/โ€ฆ/arโ€ฆ/aid/4208082/jewish/Apply-for-a-Car.htm


๐Ÿ”บHave you submitted a request for a free mattress from Living Spaces?

Site/Instructions ๐Ÿ”— livingspaces.com/event/firerelief

โ˜Ž 530-513-2604 Cheri Sandberg ๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ“ง Paradiserecover@gmail.com


๐Ÿ”บDo 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?)

๐Ÿ“FB Group NeedHub ๐Ÿ”— Needhub

๐Ÿƒ๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿƒ๐ŸŒพ๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒผ๐Ÿƒ๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŒฑ๐Ÿƒ๐ŸŒพ๐ŸŒฟ

๐Ÿ’ฒ Personal Fundraising Campaigns ๐Ÿ’ป


๐Ÿ”บHave you made an Amazon Wish List?

How to create a wish list ๐Ÿ”— amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=501088


๐Ÿ”บDo you have a Venmo account?

Venmo App ๐Ÿ”— venmo.com/


๐Ÿ”บDo you have a PayPal account?

Site ๐Ÿ”— paypal.com/us/webapps/mpp/sem/account-selection-signupโ€ฆ


๐Ÿ”บHave you created a GoFundMe account?

Site ๐Ÿ”— gofundme.com/

๐Ÿ’ Tips Writing A GoFundMe Campaign ๐Ÿ”— support.gofundme.com/โ€ฆ/115011597367-5-Tips-for-Writing-a-Caโ€ฆ

๐Ÿ’ 6 Steps To Guarantee A Successful Disaster Relief Fund ๐Ÿ”—