TOTAL FUNDS RAISED
The CPD has been partnering with local churches and families affected by the North Bay Fires. As a church, we have adopted 20 families. There are two ways you can help us support and bring relief to families that are currently going through an immense loss.
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CPD will distribute funds directly to families.
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Family with 3 girls. They lost their home. More information to come. He is an engineer who is quiet. He loves beer :) His outgoing wife is currently working 2 jobs - at a bank and as a phlebotomist at Sutter hospital. They are VERY community minded and are well known in Santa Rosa for volunteering in the soccer league, for Reibli school and anywhere else they can. All 3 daughters (10, 12 and 13) are soccer players. Their family loves to rescue ‘critters’ - they have huge hearts for others. They have been incredibly grateful for any help. They are staying in a home in Monte Rio until they rebuild.
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.
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. He is a retired UPS driver, She 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.
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.
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).
She lost her home. She is a middle aged woman who is ‘mostly’ single. Her husband is dealing with a mental illness and has removed himself from the home, leaving her to manage everything on her own. She is musically talented and gives her time to the Celebrate Recovery group at church (plays keyboards). She was in New Hampshire visiting family when the fire broke out. She’ll come home to nothing.
LYONS YU Family
Lives with husband and adult son. Currently living with her mom in Petaluma, but not fit for a long term stay.
Family with 2 children (9 and 11) helped start Royal Family Kids in Sonoma County and continue to lead in RFK Programs. They managed to get out of their home quickly and grab some items of importance to the RFK ministries rather than their own personal items. The kids were able to leave with their school things and instruments.
He is the head of AFS - a foster care program that places kids in temporary homes while trying to reunite them with family in a safe way. He has ONLY thought about ‘his families’ that have been displaced, and truly has put his own needs to the side as he cares for them. His heart is devoted to foster kids. She has a phD and is very quiet, but has mad administration skills. she is also a very good cook.
Family with three children. They have lost their home. This family lived from paycheck to paycheck, but are a very happy family. They boys love video games and play baseball in the mark west league. Daughter loves American girl dolls and kitties and sticks close to her mom. Mother has a unique style of clothes and although she is not vain in the least, it saddens her to be missing her wardrobe. Dad works for Economy lock and key, and is in the process of taking over the business. They have an old lab dog.
They lost their home but temporarily have a small 400sq. ft. studio they are staying in with their child and their dog. They are grateful to our church family and a roof over their head but are feeling in shock and having a hard time thinking of everything they need. They are dealing with their insurance but asked specifically for a list of resources to help them through the process. She asked for boots to sift through the rubble and ash. They lost their cats when they left their house, they are hoping to find them but if they do they cannot keep them where they are staying.
Family with five children (3-17 y/o). They lost everything in the fire: their home, 2 birds, and their van. They were able to escape together in one car as the flames were approaching the house. They need basic needs covered and school supplies.
A mother and her pre-teen daughters. Dad recently passed away and they lost their home and everything in it in the fires. They all need clothing and basic necessities. We were going to do a registry for them to get clothes and school supplies, but it was found too stressful to do so for right now. They had undergone too many trauma - not mentioned here. We decided it would be better for them to feel blessed by this and not stressed. As we talk to the family this week, we will let you know the development. We are thinking gift cards might be the best way to go.
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.
She is in Nursing school in San Francisco and her family is displaced. Her family home burned down, waiting. Most of her possessions were at her family home, not in her apartment in SF.
Husband and wife. Middle aged couple, recently married. He lost his wife to cancer a couple of years ago and has now remarried. They lost their home and everything in it. More information to come.
Her house burnt to the ground. More information to come.
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).
Family with three children. They have lost their home. Billy is The Bridge pastor. He loves to work out with weights, and cares deeply about the people in his community. His wife homeschools their 2 boys (ages 11 and 14) and has lost all her homeschooling supplies. She loves to organize, and had her home sorted into bins… perfectly labeled! They had bought a new Keurig just before the fire broke out, as their tradition is to make coffee for each other in the mornings, and to write special messages to each other on their disposable coffee cups. They are high school sweethearts. One of their daughter is in high school in Windsor and is a high level dancer. She loves make up! The boys are avid video gamers. Their whole family loves to get ice cream together. They have 2 small dogs. Their plan is to rent a home in Guerneville for now, but they would love to be closer to Santa Rosa.
They lost their home, where they lived with their grown son. They are ok and they are asking specifically for prayer for healing, emotionally! They are staying temporarily with their sister-in-law but they worry about causing extra strain as she is still suffering from the loss of her husband, earlier this year. They’re need is housing 3bed 2 bath, while they rebuild. They do have insurance and they have contacted them, but they aren’t sure what steps to take or if insurance will help them find housing. They lost their kitties in the fire.
Family with 3 young daughters. They have lost everything. They were able to leave with some belongings, but their entire neighborhood is burnt to the ground.
*Because North Bay is in an emergency state, the profiles will keep being updated through the week as evacuees are identified.