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Adopt-A-Family is an initiative created by House SF in partnership with CMA (Christian and Missionary Alliance). We have been partnering with community leaders and families affected by the North Bay Fires. We are currently NOT collecting physical donations since families have lost their home and have no where to store them. Community leaders suggested we should raise funds to help support through gift cards.
There are two ways you can help us support and bring relief to families that are currently going through an immense loss: donate to the general fund and we will ensure it will go where it needs the most OR Adopt-A-Family directly. Click on "Adopt" to tell us which family you would like to adopt.
Thank you for your support!
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Adopt-A-Family will distribute funds directly to families.
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Family of 5. Lost everything in the fires. He works in Santa Clara, and has been commuting for almost a year, spending weekends with his family. He is a great provider for his family, and good with his hands. He was building his own plane in his garage and had hopes of becoming a pilot and flying his own plane one day. She is a singer. She recently completed an album and was getting gigs in the area to promote her music. It was her dream to do this full time. Their 10 year old is in 5th grade and loves to swim and dance. Their 9 years old loves children, animals, and is a helper by nature. She too, struggles with anxiety. Their son (7 y/o) an easy going young boy who finds joy in everything. He loves airplanes like his daddy. They will be renting a home in Santa Rosa.
Husband and wife lost their home. They have three children and are uninsured. They have lived in Coffey park forever. They raised their kids here and consider everyone on their block to be family. They host Halloween parties and Christmas parties in their cul de sac. Scott is a retired UPS driver, April is a school nurse. Their son and his wife, recently moved in with them along with their 3 year old daughter Ramona. They will be renting a home in Bennett Valley and hope to rebuild again.
Owned her own mobile home, but had no insurance. Current roommate is being treated for cancer. She is helping take care of her roommate who has stage 4 cancer. They would like to find a place together. Their immediate need is finding a place to live. Anything at this point would be great. Temporary to long term. They are currently staying a Graton Hotel in Rohnert Park. She said they are living “day to day” and do have a few clothes, but are larger women and its harder to find larger clothing at the donation shelters. They have financial challenges as they had no insurance.
He is a 30-something single man with a sweet girlfriend. He is a musician who recently lost his uncle, whom he was very close to. He has been living with his parents, who lost their home in the fire. He is a triathlete, and is currently staying in Shasta with his girlfriend’s family. More information to come.
Family with 4 year old son. The fear now is being homeless and not being able to find a home again. She earns a small salary and is in an online college (she lost all her school supplies) and he was just reunited with his family after a trouble past. They were partially insured. They attend Mark West Church sporadically. Truly a family who is in need of a miracle and prayer.
Newly wed couple that got married in August 2017, they lost their home and all their wedding gifts. Newly wed couple that got married in August 2017, they lost their home and all their wedding gifts. They had just repainted their little apartment on the Box’s property and were excited about inviting people over to see it. They have a kitten. He is the youth pastor at the Bridge and She has been working alongside him. They will be staying at Alliance Redwoods until further plans are made.
Mother and Daughter. They lost their home. She is friends with the Wises (also lost their home). She is separated from, but still in connection with, her husband who is ill and hospitalized. She has a teen aged daughter with her. They have found a place to rent while their home is rebuilt.
Family with 2 children ages 8 (boy) and 11 (girl) and a 12 yr old lab (dog). Her parents have space for them to live while they look for long term housing. They were out of town when fire took their home so they didn’t get to grab anything. They are asking if there might be a list that could guide them through the insurance process, such as an itemization form? It is hard to think about every single thing they lost and they are afraid they can’t think of everything, even helpful tips or things they should be doing, would be appreciated.
She recently lost her husband to cancer. He was the pastor at Crosspoint church and was dearly loved. She was a teacher at Rincon Valley Christian school, but recently changed vocations for financial reasons. Her grown daughter is a new registered nurse. They have purposely isolated themselves to give themselves room to grieve the loss of their husband and father. Losing their home has just amplified everything. The daughter was just starting to participate in singing with the Larkfield church campus (which also burned down).
They lost their home in Coffee Park and are currently staying in their 20’ travel trailer on friends property in Penngrove. Right now they are grateful they are together and safe and had a place to go. The need is for a 3 bedroom house, they can make 2/bedroom work, as far south as Petaluma and as far north as Cloverdale. They have insurance and have registered with Fima. They have clothing and shelter for now and she mentioned that she’s concerned with taking from resources others may need, but their living situation is cramped and they are worried about being intrusive on friends property for the long term that it may take to rebuild their home (1-2 years).
A young lady in need of housing, preferably closer to the Bay (Petaluma, San Leandro or Roseville). she is not picky, it can be a room in someone’s home, studio or 1 bedroom. She has no children or pets.
Couple in ministry, they have 4 children (17y/o to 19mo). They will set up a registry. They will need items like a vacuum, broom, dust pan, rags, a bunch of stuff you don't even think about needing. Their 4 yr old has autism and is struggling without his normal items and things that he calms with. We set up 2 registries this morning. Some things seem strange, like a little bounce house... turns out it is one of the items their son can be motivated with. Special needs families.
He has lost his home. He is firefighter who is battling fires. More details to confirm to come.
Family with 4 children. They lost their home. They are homeschooling their 4 kids. He works for Economy Lock & Key, and is currently in seminary school. She is a crafts person and she and her daughter (13) make homemade gifts for everyone. One of their son (11) is inquisitive and loves to work alongside people, asking questions about how things work. One of the children (9) is quiet and loves to dance or be creative in silence. One other son (7) is the affectionate one. All 4 kids are used to living with little - this is a minimalist family who savors time together and caring about other people. They all love to swim. They will live with her family in Sebastapol for now.
Family with 4 young children (3 boys and 1 girl). This family also homeschools. They are close to their family - specifically the Hawks. One son loves baseball. ** will need to find out more info on this family.
Family with 4 boys. Lost everything. This family was renting and did not have renters insurance. They homeschool their boys (ages around 5-13 y/o) and are hoping to stay close to family. Her sister (the Hall Family) also has 4 children and the two families love to spend time together.
Family with a young daughter (8 y/o). They lost their home and just about all of their personal belongings, aside from what they could quickly get packed before they evacuated. Importantly they lost a car that was uninsured. They have the specific need of a commuter car as soon as possible. They are currently trying to find a 2 bedroom apartment. This family had been preparing to open their home to foster kids. They were in the process of being cleared and had moved back in with Heather’s parents where there was room for them to foster at least 2 more kids. David is an artist. This family will be staying out at Alliance Redwoods until they can find a permanent place to live.
*Because North Bay is in an emergency state, the profiles will keep being updated through the week as evacuees are identified.