Vanly has opened their platform to hosts that want to provide their driveway or property space to fire victims and evacuees, with the ability to list their property for free or for a discounted rate for those affected by the fires. Whether they need a place for their car, RV or trailer, evacuees can use Vanly to find nearby driveways or properties where they can safely park.
If you would like to help out, simply list your property. When selecting the price for your listing, you will be asked whether you’d like to make accommodations for evacuees. The process is free, and Vanly will not be charging any fees.
Accepting donations to support the individuals who have been evacuated due to the North Complex / Bear Fire. Donations needed include N95 masks, dry hydration drink packets (to be used for adding to water bottles), Gatorade, Powerade or other electrolyte style drinks, baby wipes and diapers, baby food and formula, hygiene products (shampoo, bar soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste, razors, feminine products, etc), sanitizer, non-contact thermometers, disposable forehead thermometer strips, ready to eat foods (granola bars, pop top soups, single serve snacks, etc.), can openers, pillows, blankets, gift cards for food and gas, and new clothing. Men’s clothing, shoes, socks, and belts are in high need. Used clothing is NOT accepted at this time.
Small donations can be dropped off at the Oroville Hope Center located at 1950 Kitrick Avenue Bldg A, Oroville. Oroville Hope Center hours: Monday-Friday from 8am-2pm.
Large Donations can be dropped off at the Hope Center Donation Warehouse located at 2620 S. Fifth Avenue, Oroville. Hope Center Donation Warehouse hours: Tuesday-Friday from 8am-2:30pm
Please call the Oroville Hope Center or Margie Hensley at 530-538-8398 for more information.
Accepting donations for North Complex / Bear Fire survivors – only new items. Items accepted: men’s, women’s and kid’s underwear, towels, shampoo, conditioner, blankets, pillows, socks, flashlights, batteries, water bottles, hygiene items, diapers, wipes, baby clothes, sleeping bags and kitchen items.
Donations can be dropped off Tuesday-Friday from 9am – 5pm or Saturday from 9am – 3pm at Best Self Storage located at 3005 Feather River Blvd in Oroville
Accepting donations for North Complex/Bear Fire survivors. Immediate needs: non-perishable food, new tents, new sleeping bags, new or used camping equipment, stoves and cooking equipment, new pillows, new towels, new blankets, baby food, formula, bottles, baby wipes, adult diapers, dog and cat food and accessories, new tarps (any size), portable propane heaters. No used clothing can be accepted at this time.
-Checks and gift cards can be mailed to Magalia Community Church, PO Box 165, Magalia, CA 95954.
-Non-perishable food or other items can be sent or dropped off at 13700 Skyway, Magalia
-Hours:T,W,Th,Sat: 11am – 3pm
Please note: MCC will be closed from Thursday, November 26th through Monday, November 30th. MCC will reopen on Tuesday, December 1st.
To help those evacuated, please donate to NVCF’s Wildfire Relief and Recovery Fund. This fund exists to raise money to support nonprofits and agencies providing immediate assistance to evacuees, animals and others impacted by the current fires in our area. Visit the following link and click “donate”: http://bit.ly/NVCFBearFire
Offering another way to help those impacted by the current North Complex / Bear Fire via the Compassion Cards Campaign.
Gift cards can be for grocery stores, retailers, drugstores, or gas and feel free to include a note or letter with your gift card. Compassion Card Campaign is distributing these gift cards to NVCF partners working to support the immediate needs of those impacted by the North Complex Fire.
Gift cards can be sent to:
North Valley Community Foundation
The Foundation Building
1811 Concord Ave., Ste. 220
Chico CA, 95928
Providing donation collection of eligible RVs and trailers to be provided to families impacted by the wildfire/natural disasters. Donated motorhomes, RVs, and trailers must meet certain criteria and have an inspection by a mechanic. RVs with a value over $5k are required by the IRS to be formally appraised. EmergencyRV can help provide a formal appraisal if needed. EmergencyRV is a501c3 organization, and will be able to provide donors with a tax deductible donation letter.
Donors must be willing to sign over title and submit information about mechanic inspection and paperwork detailing maintenance of donated vehicle.
Donated Motorhomes, RVs, and trailers must meet the following criteria:
-Must be in good working condition
-Must have a clean title
-Black and Grey tanks emptied and flushed
-Propane tanks must be full
-Vehicles with roof and/or window leaks will not be accepted, leaks must be repaired (not with a tarp)
-Tires must have been replaced within the last 5 years and in good working condition
-Must have new or working battery
Please fill out and submit the RV Donation Intake Form found here, https://bit.ly/3mFDfkl
Citizens that have put material donations together can post in this Facebook group. Any information about drop off zones or community based organizations helping fire victims can also be posted in this group.
Please be aware this group is not a non-profit organization or organized by a single entity and caution is advised when giving out personal information. This resource is listed as a potential networking opportunity for those looking to make donations.