Resources + Links

United Policyholders
This is a non-profit resource for objective information about working with your insurance company. It is hugely valuable.

DisasterAssistance.gov
This is where you’ll find information about registering with FEMA and applying for disaster assistance from the government.

Elected Officials
Follow your local elected officials on Facebook, sign up for their newsletters and reach out to them personally to stay abreast of important community meetings and town halls for fire victims. Local policies and programs for fire victims differ so it’s crucially important to connect on a local level.

Local Community Foundation
In the case of the recent Paradise Camp Fire, the North Valley Community Foundation
is a good example of the type of local non-profit that will likely step forward to be an important resource. Make sure you are following their updates to stay abreast of important grant application deadlines. Click this link to find your local community foundation.

Airbnb Open Homes
Connect with a community of hosts who are donating their homes and providing emergency shelter to people affected by hurricanes, forest fires, flooding, and other disasters.

NextDoor
Sometimes the most valuable resource of all is a neighbor who understands exactly what you’re going through. If you’re not already using Next Door to stay updated on local happenings and being in touch with local residents in your community, it’s definitely worth checking out.

Turo
Peer-to-peer car sharing marketplace Turo is assisting fire victims with low-cost vehicle rentals. Email disasterrelief@turo.com for details.

 

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