- FEMA Mobile Registration Intake Center available this week to serve Siskiyou County wildfire survivors:
Please review the following sections to find resources for Fire Survivors of the Slater Fire. More resources will be added to this list as they are connected to 2-1-1.
- If you prefer help from a 2-1-1 contact specialist, call 2-1-1, or 844-987-0590.
- You can also sign up for automated texts by texting WILDFIRE to 211-211.
At A Glance
- FEMA: If your primary residence (as a property owner or renter) was located in a declared disaster zone, you may qualify for federal assistance. Call 800-621-3362 or visit website: www.disasterassistance.gov. For information on the FEMA process please visit: www.fema.gov/individual-disaster-assistance.
- American Red Cross: People who find themselves displaced or evacuated from their homes due to the fire are encouraged to contact Red Cross to find out what assistance is available: 800-733-2767 (800-REDCROSS), press Option #4. Deadline to apply for financial assistance was October 31. Other services may be available.
Places to Stay
- American Red Cross: Call 800-733-2767 (800-REDCROSS) if you are evacuated or displaced by the current disaster and need assistance. Shelter Resident Transition Caseworkers are available to provide advocacy and assistance through the recovery process, including information on how to file claims, and information about assistance with rebuilding.
- Quigley’s Station RV Park and General Store: Offering free tent camping for evacuees. 17736 State Highway 96, Klamath River. Call store at 530-465-2244 or text Rich at 530-339-2305, or message on Facebook: www.facebook.com/quigleysstationrv.
- Karuk Tribe: Providing emergency food boxes to those in need in Happy Camp. Call or text 530-643-6369.
- 2-1-1: Connects to community resources offering food and meals. 211norcal.org/siskiyou/search/food.
Clothing and Household Items
- Rescue Ranch Thrift Store: Friendly staff are available to greet fire survivors and help them shop in a friendly, calm environment. Items available include clothing, blankets and household items. One must provide photo ID with an address to prove your place of residence has been threatened by a wildfire, or have on an orange wrist band to show you signed up with American Red Cross. For those wanting to provide items, please give a list of your items to Jody Wilson. Items will be placed in a data base and matched with the need. 740 S Main St, Yreka, CA 96097. Hours: Monday-Friday 10am-4:30pm, Saturday 10am-3pm. 530-643-8156. www.facebook.com/Rescue-Ranch-Thrift-Store-Yreka-1336930803077340.
- 2-1-1: Connects to community resources offering clothing and household items. 211norcal.org/siskiyou/search/clothing-household.
Returning Home After Wildfire
- Happy Camp Community Center: Providing financial assistance to Slater Fire survivors who have lost their home or been displaced. Please click the link to register www.surveymonkey.com/r/slaterfireassistance or call the Community Center at 530-493-5117 for phone assistance.
- Disaster Unemployment Assistance: Employment Development Department (EDD) provides services to people and businesses affected by disasters in California. If you lost your job or cannot work because of a disaster or emergency, you may be eligible for Unemployment Insurance (UI), Disability Insurance (DI), or Paid Family Leave (PFL) benefits. When authorized by the President of the United States, Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) may also be available for workers and self-employed people who do not qualify for regular UI benefits. For details, go to: edd.ca.gov/Unemployment/Disaster_Unemployment_Assistance.htm.
- United Policy Holders: www.uphelp.org/resources/claim-help. Provides a Claim Guidance Library to help you get the insurance protection you paid for.
- Legal Services of Northern California: Disaster survivors facing legal issues related to the fires and who are unable to afford a lawyer may call a legal hotline at 800-822-9687, Mon-Fri 9am-5pm. Those impacted by the recent fires can also contact Legal Services of Northern California’s Redding office by phone Mon-Fri 9am-5pm at 530-241-3565. Legal assistance may include issues regarding: impact of fire on job, disaster-related public benefits for families impacted by the fires, landlord issues, working with your mortgage lender in the event of a total or partial loss, personal property damage, and other expenses related to the fire.
- Tenants Together: Provides information about tenant rights after a natural disaster. FAQ: actionnetwork.org/user_files/user_files/000/036/134/original/Fires_FAQs_English_Spanish_2018.pdf. Website: www.tenantstogether.org. Tenant Rights Hotline: 888-495-8020.
- Siskiyou County Behavioral Health: Providing Crisis Assistance with a 24/7 crisis line available to assist you during this difficult time. Please call 1-800-842-8979. Walk-in services are also available at these locations, Monday through Friday, 8am-5pm: Siskiyou County Behavioral Health – North County, 2060 Campus Drive, Yreka. Siskiyou County Behavioral Health – South County, 1107 Ream Avenue, Mount Shasta.
- Crisis Text Line: Crisis Texting Service
Additional Resources and Information
- How to replace lost or destroyed vital records after a disaster: www.usa.gov/replace-vital-documents
- How displaced voters can still vote: votesafe-displaced
- Temporary Disaster Clean-up Jobs: Please contact Smart Business Resource Center at 530-245-1530 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
- United Way of Northern California: Accepting cash donations for wildfire survivors. For details, go to: www.norcalunitedway.org/wildfire-recovery.
- Happy Camp Community Center: Accepting cash donations for a financial assistance program. Contact Abby Yeager at 530-493-5117.
- Community Foundation of the North State: Accepting cash donations for wildfire survivors. For details, go to: cfnorthstate.org/community-foundation-activates-happy-camp-relief-fund.
- Rescue Ranch Thrift Store: Accepting cash donations specifically for fire survivors to shop. If you don’t have cash, but have items such as clothing or household items, please contact Jody Wilson at 643-8156. She will note what you are willing to donate and place it on a list. The list will be used to match your donation with the need. Please DO NOT DROP OFF any items for the survivors. There is simply no storage space for these items. If you have questions, contact Jacque – United Way at 530-604-2860 or Jody at 530-643-8156.