Helping Victims of the Loma Fire in the Santa Cruz Mountains

In response to a wildfire that broke out Sept. 26 in the Santa Cruz Mountains and is threatening many homes, SVCF is communicating with other local community foundations and monitoring which agencies are providing help to local residents affected by the blaze.

Here is information as of Tuesday, October 3:

American Red Cross Northern California Coastal Region
American Red Cross is coordinating with officials in Santa Clara and Santa Cruz counties and with local community partners to support the residents impacted by the Loma Fire.

Red Cross volunteers will be handing out cleaning, hygiene and comfort items in the areas devastated by the Loma Fire on Tuesday, October 3 and Wednesday, October 4, 2017, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Casa Loma Volunteer Fire Upper Station. These items include water, snacks, non-perishable meals, and clean-up items such as coolers, gloves, goggles, buckets, trash bags, dust masks, etc.

The American Red Cross is proud to be a part of the community's response to these devastating wildfires, working closely with residents and partner organizations to provide safe and comfortable places to stay as well as access to resources to meet their emergency needs.

Shelter
In addition to delivering relief supplies, the Red Cross continues to operate a shelter at Morgan Hill Presbyterian Church, 6970 De Witt Avenue, Morgan Hill for displaced residents. Impacted residents are welcome to stop by during the day for food (meals and snacks), water, blankets, health and mental health services, information, and other support services, even if they choose to spend the night elsewhere.

Additional Resources
In the coming days, Red Cross caseworkers will also begin to meet with individuals and families to help them develop their recovery plan and connect them with a variety of resources. People affected by the Loma Fire can also (866) 272-2237 to learn about the Red Cross services available.

SVCF will continue to update this site with information about help being provided to victims and about organizations that are accepting donations to help those affected.