We have been overwhelmed by the love and support we've been shown by our community and strangers, and will spend the rest of our lives repaying the gratitude we feel today. Here's the list of ways to help our family directly.
We're in touch with our insurance company and are making progress there. As the smoke clears, both literally and figuratively, more and more families are finding themselves in our same situation.
I'll be compiling a list here of other GoFundMe's and ways to donate for other members of our community. I'm only pulling these from a list that has been verified by multiple sources, so they are confirmed to be helping the people they claim to be helping.
If you're so moved, our whole town has been impacted has here are other families that need your help. At the time of this writing, 88 homes are confirmed destroyed.
Update Aug 8
We attended a town hall meeting last night with CalFire, town officials and the Placer County Sheriff's Office. We learned more about how the fire progressed, and got some updated info. The homes that were destroyed are evenly split between Placer and Nevada counties (The river is the county line) with about 35 homes in each county flattened, pl.us other structures and a couple of commercial buildings.
Here are county assistance funds for both counties:
Thanks to Joan M for providing these links.
Colfax Area Family Assistance
Dominique & Cameron have a baby due in just a couple of weeks.
The Kendall & Dolezal families
This is a general community fundraiser
The Humble Family says
I too lost our home in Colfax and still evacuated. Can you please add our name to your list. My heart aches in a billion pieces and I’m trying to see the HOPE at the end of the tunnel.
Joan Merriam says
Lizz, James suggested I leave this information for your blog. First, I have a family whom you should add to your list…feel free to email me for that information. Second, you also might think about adding to your list the Nevada County Relief Fund at https://www.nevcorelief.org/ and the Placer Community Foundation at https://placercf.org/ –both have established Fire Relief Funds.
Jessica Page says
This is so lovely Lizz! Thanks for sharing all of these links!
River Fire Donation Hub/Odd Fellows
Linda Allbee says
My son, Daren Allbee and his kids lost their home on White Oak Dr this week too. I am hoping you can add them to your list of families. Also his brother and sister have started a go fund me account. Does this info get added to the site or do I need to do something more?
Thank you for helping so many people in our community.