First a brief story...

Wildfires can be one of natures most powerful and devastating forces. I have first hand experience with this. In 2013, I was on staff at Berkeley Tuolumne Family Camp, a camp near Yosemite which my family had attended for decades. In August, we had to evacuate, and about a week later this very special place to me was completely destroyed by the Rim Fire, California’s third largest wildfire in recorded history. 

Due to the recent Northern California fires, I have felt a personal call to give back. I recognize that sorrows I have felt for my own loss must pale in comparison to the sorrows of victims who have lost loved ones. California Fire Foundation is a foundation that not only provides immediate relief to victims of disaster, but emotional and financial assistance to family of fallen firefighters.


California Fire Foundation


The California Fire Foundation is mobilizing direct assistance to  many of those who’ve suffered catastrophic losses from the North Bay Firestorm.

Through Foundation’s Supplying Aid to Victims of Emergency (SAVE) program, CPF local affiliates and their fire departments are on site in Santa Rosa and Napa with hundreds of SAVE value cards. The $100 SAVE cards provide those suffering substantial property with some immediate on-site assistance.

Some 4,000 cards have been delivered already. The assistance is available to families that have suffered a residential loss of at least 25%. The assistance is being provided through local disaster relief centers.

The Foundation is working directly with local fire agencies to coordinate aid through disaster relief centers.