Sonoma  Valley  Interfaith 
Ministerial  Association
sonomavalleyinterfaithma@gmail.com
252 W. Spain St.
Sonoma, CA 95476
S.V.I.M.A.
2019

PG&E Power Outages and Kincade Fire Information:

We are currently gathering information on resources for support during and after the Public Safety Power Shutdown and the Kincade Fire. If you have any Sonoma Valley community resources to share for those who have lost power, work, and food or information on how to help those affected by the fire please reach out to Tricia at tricia.shirshalom@gmail.com so we may add to the list.  Please take care of yourselves, your loved ones and your neighbors. Check in on each other and offer whatever you can to comfort each other.

For more information on resources:

-Fires and evacuations: Sonoma County Emergency https://socoemergency.org/

-PG & E: Power shut offs and re-energization https://psps.ss.pge.com/

-Air Quality: California Department of Education https://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/ep/airquality.asp 

or you can also check the Purple Air website here https://www2.purpleair.com


-General Information and Mental Health Support: United Way of the Wine Country: Dial 211 (English and Spanish support available) https://211sonoma.org

-For families that need additional support, La Luz will be open. 

-Hanna Boys Center at 17000 Arnold Drive is open as a charging station for cell phones/lap tops and medical devices from 8am - 8pm, they offer heat/air as appropriate and water.

-Sonoma United Methodist Church (109 Patten St. Sonoma) is open Wednesday, 10/30 for charging stations and the use of a kitchen if you need a place to cook. Plus air-conditioning/heat and a place to relax for a bit while you charge your devices. There is coffee, wifi, board games, video games and more! They will be open on Wednesday 9am-9pm. All are welcome.

-For information on food distribution see this article https://www.sonomanews.com/news/10193052-181/free-meals-and-food-in  Distribution will continue as planned at this point, also there is support with food and utility bills at St. Francis Church M-F 1-2:30pm, (707) 996-6759 located at  469 3rd St W, Sonoma, CA 95476 and through F.I.S.H. http://www.friendsinsonomahelping.org/about.html or (707) 996-0111

-Sonoma Valley schools are closed the rest of the week. The Maxwell Clubhouse at the Boys and Girls Club will be open to all Sonoma Valley youth age 6 and older on Wedneday, 10/30 8am-6pm, Thursday, 10/31 8am-5pm and Friday, 11/1 8am-6pm. Non-members are welcome during these days provided a parent/gaurdian complete a membership form. No payment will be required.  There will be no meal service so please send your child with breakfast, lunch and snack.



For information on how to help:

As of October 30th....



-El Verano School is setting up a pantry for school families who have lost food and income. They are asking you to bring grocery store gift cards or the following items to El Verano School: canned tuna/chicken, bread, crackers, almond butter, peanut butter, jelly, juice, milk, cereal, avocados, tomatoes, canned soups, tortillas and cheese.
 

-Vintage House is working to raise money to help low income seniors replace perishables lost during this and the previous outage. They too are fire victims. The gift cards will be bought locally and distributed locally through Vintage House in Sonoma.  https://www.gofundme.com/f/sonoma-powers-out-neighbor-to-neighbor

 

-Our local Tips Roadside has been out feeding first responders. They are paying their employees to make and serve burritos which helps them continue to get wages and helps give the first responders a good, hearty protein and carb meal and they love them.  They have served over 1400 responders in the field in the past few days and are running on costs of $1800/day. Please consider donating to their cause so they can stay out there until the fire is out. Check out their Facebook page or visit their Go Fund Me page here: https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-feed-first-responders?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=p_lico%2Bupdate&fbclid=IwAR1nohzbZO23XOBKWsY3iUmoK9ZIpdp8FAfjC7Dr1WrMUfL84THfgJ8B7X0


-The Rebuild NorthBay Foundation did a great job in the 2017 and 2018 fires collecting donations to go directly to fire relief  https://rebuildnorthbay.org/donate/

-Pet Rescue and Reunification http://www.noboundariesanimalrescue.org/

-Petaluma People Services Center is helping Sonoma County area shelters with food and supplies and their Facebook page is updating ongoing needs or you can donate here http://petalumapeople.org/donate/

-The Napa Salvation Army is feeding evacuees in shelters in Napa to volunteer or donate call Bridget Bjerke McCort at 707-226-8150

-Sonoma Family Meal is also feeding evacuees, volunteer or donate https://www.sonomafamilymeal.org/

-If you have Facebook there are some groups that are listing needs as well as offers, look them up and see if you can help:  Needhub California, Kincade Fire Adopt a Family - H.O.P.E., Sonoma CART (rescue and shelter animal support),  Sonoma County Fire: Community Response, North Bay Animal Services.

-Volunteer Center of Sonoma has some opportunities, sign up here https://cvnl.org/

-From Ellen Blustein, Jewish Community Center Sonoma County: Dear Community, I stopped by the Sonoma County Veterans Memorial Building Evacuation shelter yesterday. A nurse working for the Red Cross told me they need: volunteer RNs, people qualified to play with children, new socks, underwear, and sweatpants in all sizes, and a defibrillator (cost about $1,200). Donations and volunteers should go to the Veterans Building 1351 Maple Ave, Santa Rosa, CA 95404. I went to Costco and would advise donors to shop at Target, Marshall's, or Ross for a better selection.  Help spread the word, post on Nextdoor. The Red Cross is not putting out any communication.  We realize that many if not most of you are not prepared, or able to help out or donate at this time, but some of you will be able. It takes a community to repair the world. Take good care of yourselves, Ellen Blustein Executive Director, Jewish Community Center Sonoma County

-The Redwood Empire Food Bank is providing food during and after evacuations, they are a huge ongoing support in our county. Donate or volunteer https://refb.org/