It is truly amazing to see the kindness that has poured out of our community following this disaster. Thanks to everyone, near and far, who have contributed to the recovery efforts that we will rebuild the community.
The best way to help the recovery efforts is through monetary donations to trusted organizations. Monetary donations are the easiest to manage and provide the means to purchase the exact items in need. Please utilize trusted organizations for monetary donations to avoid potential scams.
An initial list of organizations currently accepting monetary donations is listed below. This list will grow as additional sources are identified.
- North Valley Community Foundation
- North Valley Animal Disaster Group
- Caring Choices
- United Way
- American Red Cross
- Salvation Army
- Butte County Office of Education: Schools Fire Relief Fund
- Wildcats Rise Fire Recovery Fund
- Oroville Hope Center
- Search and Rescue
- Tri Counties Bank
- Golden Valley Bank Community Foundation
Organizations that have a 501(c)3 designation that are providing response or recovery support for Camp Fire survivors, and are able to accept monetary donations, can complete this application form to be included in the list above. Please complete the application, certify compliance, sign, scan and email the completed application to: DROCDonations@buttecounty.net
Organizations providing relief to fire survivors may charge an administrative fee to support operations. These fees vary. Please check directly with the organization with questions about administrative fees.
If you feel that someone is soliciting donations in a fraudulent manner, please call the Butte County District Attorney’s Fraud Tip Line at 1-866-DA-FRAUD (1-866-323-7283).
Donations of Goods
Individuals or organizations desiring to make a donation of new goods should visit http://relieflink.org. Your offer will be assessed by the donation coordination team. If a need related to your offer is identified, an organization or agency representative will contact you.
The following sites are distributing relief supplies to Camp Fire survivors and evacuees. This is the latest information as provided by our distribution sites.
Please note that these are not drop-off sites for donations from the general public.
Hope Center at Municipal Auditorium
1200 Meyers Street
Oroville, CA 95965
Monday through Saturday 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Redeemer Evangelical Lutheran Church
750 Moss Avenue
Chico, CA 95926
Daily 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
The Salvation Army
1100 Marauder Street
Chico, CA 95973
Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
First Assembly of God
1137 Arbutus Avenue
Chico, CA 95926
Sundays, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
For information, call 530-345-1377
Lions Clubs Fire Disaster Relief Center
2485 Notre Dame Blvd., Suite 210
Chico, CA 95928
Daily 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
During the last several weeks, our community has faced unprecedented challenges. The Camp Fire has created a historic impact on our people, businesses, and landscape. The unselfish dedication of our first responders, neighbors helping neighbors, and the tremendous commitment and generosity from volunteers, have all contributed to the miracle of the human spirit.
As we transition from the immediate needs of response to addressing the extensive challenges of recovery, we would like to ask for your continued support. There will be an expanded list of volunteer opportunities to assist government and community based organizations with continuing recovery projects and services.
We want to thank you in advance for helping with this need. Please use this link to be prompted to sign up for specific volunteer shifts. Once you have committed to a volunteer shift, you will receive additional details regarding your volunteer assignment.
For further information regarding individual or group volunteering, please feel free to contact the Butte County Volunteer Hotline at 530-636-0259.
For organizations utilizing volunteers or interested in posting volunteer opportunities please contact our Volunteer Opportunities Coordinator at 530-636-0259.