The city of Santa Rosa has opened an emergency information line in Spanish, with the objective of providing the Spanish-speaking community with up-to-date information regarding the multiple fires in Sonoma County.
Questions such as: where a fire in Sonoma County is occurring, whether it is safe to return home, the difference between a precautionary evacuation and a mandatory evacuation. (The latter may be considered a crime if it is not obeyed.)
Santa Rosa Fire Department Information hotline: 707-543-4511.
More information at srcity.org/2620/Emergency-Information. You can select the language at the top of the site.
FINALLY! There is Attention and Support for Latino families suffering from the fires!
We are feeling the most for our low-income Communities – who don’t have the resources (or insurances) so they can recover lost cars, homes and household items.
Santa Rosa (and other cities near wineries) have many of these Communities. See below to help!
Latino Community Foundation has launched a fund to support Latino families of Wine Country during this tragic time.
Let’s face it – most of our People already have very little, and now they’re faced with loss of that. They need our help, even if it’s to spread the word to others who can grab their wallet in a major way. Please share across your networks and social. Thank you so much.
From the Latino Community Fund
Dear Friends and Family,
Our hearts have been so heavy with the scale of loss and suffering caused by the wildfires in Northern California.
As of this morning, firefighters are still battling 20 fires in multiple counties. Our deepest prayers are with the families who have lost a loved one, their homes, and have been displaced by the fires. The devastation is unprecedented. This is the time for us to do what we can to help those in greatest need.
At the Latino Community Foundation, we have launched a fund to support three local Latino nonprofit organizations — North Bay Organizing Project, in Santa Rosa; La Luz Center, in Sonoma; and UpValley Family Centers in Calistoga — that are working with Latino families, farmworker communities, and are coordinating regional resources for immediate and long-term needs. These nonprofits are our longstanding partners and trusted community advocates.
When you invest in this fund, you are directly benefiting local Latino families. The same families that farm the land and contribute to the economic vitality of the Wine Country region.
Last but not least, we thank all the courageous first responders, firefighters, and community leaders who are working around the clock to bring safety and security to our neighbors. In these times of crisis, we open our hearts and share our blessings. Please consider making a donation to our Northern California Wildfires Relief Fund.
The LCF Family