Wildfire Relief Funds
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United Way Bay Area's Wildfire Relief Funds
Thank you for your interest in our Wildfire Relief Work in the Bay Area and surrounding areas. At this time there are no active Wildfire Relief Funds.
PAST WILDFIRE RELIEF WORK
In 2020, The California wildfires have burned a staggering 1,093,000 acres in the Greater Bay Area and Central Coast. More than 4,860 homes and structures were destroyed, and over 210,000 people were evacuated temporarily by wildfires throughout our region, including the recent Glass Fire, CZU, SCU and LNU complex fires along with the River, Carmel and Dolan wildfires in Monterey County. These wildfires are becoming more frequent and more devastating — 5 of the top 20 largest wildfires in California history have occurred in 2020.
Four United Ways Launch Greater Bay Area Central Coast Wildfire Relief Fund
The fund was created to provide immediate and long-term recovery assistance to Bay Area and Central Coast residents affected by August 2020 wildfires that have spread throughout the region. Working together, United Way Bay Area, United Way of the Wine Country, United Way Monterey County, and United Way of Santa Cruz County will assist the residents and community agencies in Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, Sonoma, Santa Cruz, Monterey, Mendocino, Lake, Humboldt, and Del Norte counties that have been adversely affected by the August 2020 wildfires.
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