Where can I donate?
There are many ways you can make a difference to help people who have been displaced from their homes both locally and throughout Sonoma County.
Gofundme is a website (www.gofundme.com) that makes it easy to give money directly to impacted families in Glen Ellen and Kenwood as well as to local organizations that are working to help.
Go to www.gofundme.com, search for “Glen Ellen CA” or “Kenwood CA” to see the many, many local needs that are out there - please give what you can. Many of these families you'll find there are most likely people you know, and there are too many to list here. Please go to the gofundme website to read their stories. The scope of this tragedy is huge, and help is needed now!
This is not a complete list of places where you can donate money or services, but it's a start. If you know of another group you would like to add to the list, please let the Kenwood Press know.
Friends of Dunbar School is raising money to replace an outdoor stage (along with props and costumes for their annual play), Kindergarten play area equipment, and rebuilding a garden.
Money raised will go to buy gift cards for the six families and two staff members who lost their homes.
Transcendence Theater Co. Rise Up and Recover Fund
To help support the communities of Glen Ellen, Kenwood, Santa Rosa, and Sonoma, California. All of the proceeds from this campaign will go to support those affected by the fires, evacuees and first responders.
Kenwood Firefighters Association
P.O. Box 249, Kenwood CA, 95452
Glen Ellen Firefighters Association
13445 Arnold Dr., Glen Ellen CA, 95442
Mayacamas Volunteer Fire Department
P.O. Box 225, Glen Ellen, CA 95442
Keep Them in Sonoma Valley - Homes for Fire Victims
Glen Ellen resident Ed Davis has created an inventory of people looking for housing and those who have housing to offer.
Rotary Clubs in Sonoma Valley
The three Rotary Clubs in the valley all have fire relief funds.
Rotary Club of Glen Ellen-Kenwood
P.O. Box 91, Kenwood, CA 95452
Rotary Club of the Valley of the Moon
6520 Oakmont Dr., Santa Rosa, CA 95409
Rotary Club of Sonoma Valley
P.O. Box 910, Sonoma, CA 95476
Bouverie Preserve Fund
Bouverie Preserve in Glen Ellen lost a number of buildings that housed offices and staff. (David Bouverie's historic home was saved.)
North Bay Fire Relief
Redwood Credit Union Community Fund collecting financial donations. Close to $15 million donated so far.
North Bay Just & Resilient Futures Fund
Disbursement of funds will be directed to funds for those fire victims who were already living on the margins.
Sonoma County Grapegrowers Foundation
The group is accepting donations that will go directly to agricultural workers and their families hit hard by the wildfire's impact on Sonoma's wine industry.