North Bay Wildfires
It breaks my heart to see so many loved ones in my hometown at the center of such a big disaster. With several wildfires raging through Napa County and many neighboring counties, I’m in shock and overwhelmed with emotions like many.
The wildfires still are not yet contained, all we can do it hope no more lives are lost as the firefighters continue to bravely save as many lives and homes as they can. Please stay safe and check your local news for the latest updates. The easiest way to get this information is to text your zip code to 888777 to new information via texts such as evacuations, emergency shelter locations, and road closures.
As a third generation “Napkin” I’m so proud to say I was born and raised in a beautiful, friendly and strong community. I know we will all come together to help those in need. With me living in SF, while my whole family is in Napa I’ve felt a little helpless. Many people I’ve talked to in Napa actually feel the same. I started looking into ways to help and have listed some below.
With so many friends and family affected by these fires I wanted to give back as much as I can. So I’m teaming up with MNTSTUDIO in SF to host a donation-based class on Saturday October 14th at 9am. You can sign up online, here. All donations will go to the Napa Valley Community Foundation. I will also be going up to Napa to check on my family and friends. Along with volunteer at the shelters currently in place. If anyone would like to come help please reach out, or if you have anything you would like to donate to help, it would be very appreciated.
Many have lost everything, at this time we need to come together as a community and help those in need. With so many way to help, you can donate to the Red Cross, drop off supplies to the shelters listed below, or donate to the food pantries.
If you live in the area and would like to volunteer please check in with your local evacuation centers listed below to see how you can help, or you can sign up with The Red Cross as a volunteer.
Crosswalk Community Church in Napa(at capacity)
Napa County Fairgrounds in Calistoga on Oak Street
Napa Valley Junior College on SR-221 south of Imola Ave
Analy High School, 6950 Analy Avenue, Sebastopol
Guerneville School, 14630 Armstrong Rd. Guerneville
Healdsburg Community Center, 1157 Healdsburg Ave, Healdsburg
1st Presbyterian Church, 939 B Street, Petaluma
Petaluma Veterans Memorial Building, 1094 Petaluma Blvd. South, Petaluma
Sonoma Marin Fairgrounds, 175 Fairgrounds Drive, Petaluma
Sonoma Raceway campground, directly across from the raceway on HWY 121
Casa Grande High School, 333 Casa Grande Rd, Petaluma
Church of Christ, 370 Sonoma Mountain Parkway, Petaluma
Sally Tomatoes, 1100 Valley House Drive, Rohnert Park
Technology Middle School, 7165 Burton Ave, Rohnert Park
Waldo Rohnert Elementary School, 550 Bonnie Ave., Rohnert Park
Burton Recreation Center/RP Community Center, 5401 Snyder Lane, Rohnert Park
Sonoma County Fairgrounds, 1350 Bennett Valley Rd., Santa Rosa
Finley Community Center, 2060 West College Avenue, Santa Rosa
Cook Middle School, 2480 Sebastopol Road, Santa Rosa
New Vintage Church, 3300 Sonoma Avenue, Santa Rosa
Victory Outreach Church, 4042 Sebastopol Road, Santa Rosa(at capacity)
St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 500 Robinson Road, Sebastopol
Altamira Middle School, 17085 Arnold Drive, Sonoma
Windsor High School, 8695 Windsor Road, Windsor
Huerta Gymnasium, 9291 Old Redwood Highway, Windsor
Elsie Allen High School, 599 Bellevue Avenue, Santa Rosa
Lawrence Cook Middle School on Sebastopol Road in Santa RosaNew Life Christian Fellowship Church in Petaluma, at 1310 clegg street
Petaluma Community Center at 320 N. McDowell B. (at capacity)
Rohnert Park Rec Center at 7421 Burton Ave.
Santa Rosa at Finley Community Center on West College Avenue at Stony Point Road (at capacity)
Sebastopol Community Center, 390 Morris Street, Sebastopol
Sonoma Valley High School
Marin Veterans’ Memorial Auditorium at 10 Avenue of the Flag in San Rafael
Lighthouse Christian Church at 1915 Novato Blvd in Novato
Novato Methodist Church at 1473 S Novato Blvd in Novato
Marin Humane Center/Animal Shelter at 171 Bel Marin Keys Blvd in Novato
Solano Community College Library parking lot at 4000 Suisun Valley Rd in Fairfield
Napa County Animal Shelter at 942 Hartle Ct, Napa (will shelter dogs, cats, rabbits and other household animals)
Sonoma County Fairgrounds at 1350 Bennett Valley Road. (Open for large- and medium-sized livestock and farm animals) Access the Fairgrounds via Gate 7 on Aston Ave and Sonoma- Marin Fairgrounds at 175 Fairgrounds Drive in Petaluma
Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds (open to accommodate small livestock and other farm animals), access via Gate 4 on 175 Fairgrounds Dr (Petaluma)
Napa FFA – Vintage High School Farm is taking livestock in Napa County. Address is 1185 Sierra Ave, Napa or they will pick up animals. Students are working around the clock caring for over 200 displaced animals.