• How can I apply for funds from the North Bay Fire Relief fund?
    • Application deadlines for Sonoma, Napa, Mendocino, and Lake County have closed. However, the following agencies are working directly with fire survivors to provide support from the North Bay Fire Relief Fund - please contact them directly for assistance:
    • RCU is paying all administrative costs so 100% of donations are going to support fire survivors.
  • How and when can I expect money if I applied?
    • Funds to fire survivors who applied for assistance during the application period have been distributed to help with immediate needs.
  • The fund has received millions of dollars in donations – why did I only receive $1,000?
    • In the first weeks after the fires began and the North Bay Fire Relief Fund was established, fire survivors who lost homes in the four affected counties (and who applied for aid from the Fund) received $1,000 to support their urgent needs. At that time, we did not have the benefit of knowing how much money would be donated, so our focus was on getting funds in the hands of fire survivors as quickly as possible with the funds available at the time. Support was also provided early on to those experiencing economic hardship due to lost or reduced employment, based on need.
    • Some additional funding to fire survivors (who applied and were approved) who lost homes and/or are experiencing economic hardship due to lost or interrupted employment has also been provided from Redwood Credit Union Community Fund's North Bay Fire Relief Fund via a mailed check to qualifying fire survivors. Additional information about check distribution is available here.
  • Is FEMA working with RCU to help Members that have financial hardship?
  • Does any of the fire relief fund go to repairing my car/property?
    • The North Bay Fire Relief fund doesn’t have a specific designation for repairs, but funds distributed through the above agencies may be used toward repairs as needed.

Last updated: 1/29/18