In partnership with Habitat for Humanity of Sonoma County to rebuild homes in Sonoma, Napa, Solano, Lake and Mendocino Counties.
100% of your donations go to rebuilding homes and rentals damaged or destroyed by the North Bay wildfires.
October 8, 2017
Six wildfires created a firestorm in the wine country communities of Napa, Sonoma, Mendocino and Lake Counties. Many fled there homes with only a moments notice, and the clothes on their backs. Neighborhoods were devastated as the fires spread overnight and continued into the days and weeks to come.
It took 23 days to contain the fires.
Over 210,000 acres and nearly 9,000 structures burned, displacing tens of thousands of people. An estimated $3.3 billion of damages have been reported for insured losses.
Many families have nowhere to return.
That is where we come in. With your support, we will rebuild and revitalize the cornerstone of wine country communities: homes.
Long-term giving starts here.
Wine country needs our help.
Habitat for Humanity partners with people in your community to help them build or improve a place they can call home. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. With community support, Habitat homeowners achieve the strength, stability and independence they need to build a better life for themselves and for their families. Habitat homes are built with 90% volunteer labor. Construction volunteers work alongside our dedicated construction team, our Crew Leader volunteers, and our partner families to help us build Habitat houses.
Habitat for Humanity of Sonoma County will distribute aid to sister chapters in all Sonoma, Napa, Solano, Lake, and Mendocino counties affected to repair and rebuild homes for those who need it most.
8,000+ homes were lost in fires.
Ways to Give
Rebuild Wine Country is working to raise $5 million to rebuild owned and rented homes lost in Sonoma, Napa, Solano, Mendocino and Lake counties due to the North Bay wildfires in October 2017. 100% of funds raised will benefit those most in need through local Habitat for Humanity of Sonoma County affiliates, which are all tax deductible, 501(C)3 organizations.
Your generous donation will...
Benefit affected families in wine country as a whole by rebuilding homes
Go 100% to the charity - no fees are imposed by YouCaring (vs 5% or more on Fundly)
Are tax deductible - Habitat for Humanity of Sonoma County is our 501(c)(3) fiscal sponsor
Have no administrative costs - all management of this fundraiser is executed by volunteer wine industry professionals
Donations by Card
Donations can be made by credit or debit card at youcaring.com/winecountryfires.
Donations by Check
All checks should be made out to ‘Habitat for Humanity of Sonoma County’ with ‘Rebuild Wine Country’ as the description in the memo. Habitat for Humanity will process the check, with all other funds raised by Rebuild Wine Country to be distributed across their affiliates in Sonoma, Napa, Lake, Solano, and Mendocino counties.
Make checks payable to:
Habitat for Humanity of Sonoma County
3273 Airway Dr Ste E
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
Please note on memo: Rebuild Wine Country
Volunteer to Rebuild
Volunteers are the backbone of Habitat for Humanity for building hope, homes and rentals for families in need. They have many different volunteer opportunities available.
Then contact Habitat for Humanity Volunteer Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 578-7707 ext. 105 to get started.
How it works.
How your donations flow directly from Rebuild Wine Country to rebuilding a home.
This fund is about the bigger picture in the weeks, months, and years to come, protecting economic recovery for those without a roof over thier head.
Read more frequently asked questions.
We can help rebuild.
Rebuild Wine Country is for long-term giving, spearheaded by a group of volunteer wine industry professionals. Immediate needs are being met by our fantastic community non-profit partners already. Our fundraising is about the bigger picture in the weeks, months, and years to come, protecting economic recovery for those without a roof over their head. With these funds, our fiscal sponsor Habitat for Humanity of Sonoma County will distribute aid to sister chapters in all Sonoma, Napa, Solano, Lake, and Mendocino counties affected to repair and rebuild homes for those who need it most.
Those who have had homes or rentals damaged or destroyed in the fires can apply with Habitat for Humanity to receive aid repairing and rebuilding their homes. Applicants must meet the selection criteria listed in our Frequently Asked Questions, although we encourage everyone to apply to receive the funds being raised. Each application will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
Take the Survey
Habitat for Humanity of Sonoma County is actively working to create a plan to help quickly rebuild homes for both low- and moderate-income families impacted by the recent fires. We have received a tremendous outpouring of support from partners and affiliates around the country and we want to make sure that these families have all the necessary resources to rebuild and stay in Sonoma County.
If you have been impacted by the fires and might need rebuilding help, please complete and submit the questionnaire below. We need to understand what you need – both long-term and short-term. This will help to inform and create our Rebuild Sonoma County action plan. Anyone who submits an interest form will be contacted and updated regarding the action plan and our next steps in the rebuild process.