Creek Fire Resources
Our hearts go out to the families that have been impacted by the Creek Fire. Below is a list of resources for families in need and ways other families can help.
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Resources may change daily. Please call beforehand.
Thanks to our generous Central California community, many donation sites are overflowing with material goods. When possible, make monetary donations to reputable organizations helping those affected and/or register with them to volunteer your time. If you wish to donate goods, please contact your organization of choice first to identify the specific good they may still need and make appropriate arrangements.
EVACUATION & SUPPLY CENTERS
• American National Red Cross is accepting volunteers and monetary donations: www.redcross.org/donate/donation.html
• Church of God is accepting donations and gift cards. Please call 578-6847 before you plan to donate. 6901 N. Maple Avenue, Fresno. 345 W. Jefferson Avenue, Fresno. Church of God will also be collecting grocery store gift cards to donate to families for Thanksgiving and unopened toys for kids for Christmas. Please call 831-220-4226 for more information.
• Clovis Veterans Memorial District, is now closed. Relief and recovery services and resources will transition to an online presence, which residents may now access on Fresno County’s Creek Fire Recovery website.
• CrossCity Christian is collecting gift cards to hand out to evacuated families. You can donate gift cards during church hours. Call 323-9675 for more information.
• Fresno Mission is accepting clothing donations which will be made available to families with vouchers. Fresno Mission, 263 G Street, in Fresno.
• Shaver Lake Community Center is no longer open daily, but those with needs can email firstname.lastname@example.org. Those with available furniture or housing can also email email@example.com with details and photos.
• Fresno Humane Animal Services, 760 W Nielsen, Fresno (small animals from the disaster area that need sheltering may be brought in Monday–Saturday from 10 a.m.–4 p.m. The small animal shelter at the Fresno Fairgrounds relocated to Fresno Humane.)
• McLaughlin Parrot Rescue, Fresno (birds, please call 382-3458)
• Rick Kelley Performance Horses, 9050 E. Browning Avenue, Clovis (horses, please call 917-2266)
• Waterhouse Animal Hospital, 1115 E. Champlain Avenue, Fresno (small animals, please call 434-4000)
• Wonder Valley Ranch Resort, 6450 Elwood Road, Sanger (livestock, please call 213-8584)
Central California Animal Disaster Team is working with the Sheriff’s Office, Animal Services, and other evacuation partners. If you need evacuation assistance, please text 888-402-2238. The CCADT thanks everyone who has donated pet food and other items. Currently, the CCADT is in need of monetary donations to purchase shelter supplies.
Evolution Quarter Horses is assisting with animal evacuations. If you need assistance with horses, mules, donkeys, or farm animals, call Blake Cadigan (831) 747-5037. If you need assistance with cattle, bison, or exotics, call Danny Ewing 284-9252 or Aaron Sebastian 593-9428. Evolution Quarter Horses runs completely off of community donations. If you’d like to donate, visit their Facebook page.
Animals found at large in the disaster area may be reported by calling or texting 600-PETS.
Many animal center, hospitals, and vets have taken in dogs and cats from the Creek Fire and are now at capacity. Many of them are looking for items in good condition: bedding, blankets, stainless steel feeding and watering bowls, litter boxes, cat and dog food, extra large wire dog crates, steel-framed elevated dog beds, distilled water, hydrogen peroxide, 70% rubbing alcohol, pop-up tents, and cat trees. In addition to items, they may also be in need of volunteers and monetary donations. Contact your local animal center, hospital, or vet and ask how you can help.
VEHICLE & STORAGE ASSISTANCE
• Action Community Church, 101 Sunnyside Avenue #106, Clovis: Families evacuated due to the Creek Fire in need of temporary storage can contact the church. Warehouse and property available for temporary storage. Visit www.actioncommunity.org, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 797-8410.
• Clovis Christian Church, 1701 Locan Avenue, Clovis: Evacuated Creek Fire families in need of storing or staying in their RV, vehicle, camper, or travel trailer can call 392-4839.
• Clovis Hills North Campus, 10590 N. Willow Ave, Clovis: Parking lot is available for RVs, trailers, and vehicles that need to be parked due to evacuation. Call 297-2600 or email email@example.com for more information.
• Copperwood Training Stables, 3406 E. Behymer Avenue, Clovis: Can store RVs, please call 304-6949.
• Loma Vista Community Church, 9905 E. Shaw Avenue, Clovis: Campus is available for temporary storage, parking, or camping for those displaced by the Creek Fire. Call 917-0752.
• Mountain View Church, 3600 N. Fowler Avenue, Clovis: Evacuated Creek Fire families in need of storing or staying in their RV, vehicle, camper, or travel trailer can call 515-5382.
• Redeemer’s Church, 819 W. Parlier Avenue, Reedley: Parking space for RVs and trailers available for those who have been displaced. Please call 638-3435.
• Rick Kelley Performance Horses, 9050 E. Browning Avenue, Clovis: There is still space to park trailers, boats, and RVs. Call Rick 917-2266 or Alison (925) 337-2444.
ALERTS & MISSING PERSONS
• Missing Persons in Fresno County: 600-3111
• Missing Persons in Madera County: 658-2555
• Information & Media Line: (844) 668-3473
If you haven’t been evacuated yet, familiarize yourself with how you’ll want to prepare your house before you leave, what should be in your emergency supply kit, and more at www.readyforwildfire.org
FEMA reminds wildfire survivors in Fresno and Madera counties that your application for assistance cannot be processed until FEMA has a report of the fire damage to your home and personal property. Update your application using the original method you used to register with FEMA: online; with the FEMA app you downloaded to your smartphone or tablet; or by calling the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362 (TTY 800-462-7585) between 7 a.m.–10:30 p.m. PDT. If you use a relay service such as a videophone, Innocaption, or CapTel, provide FEMA the specific number assigned to that service when you register. The Mobile Registration Center is also open from Monday–Saturday from 10 a.m.–7 p.m. at the Heritage Center, 3115 N. Millbrook Avenue in Fresno. For questions about a letter from FEMA or anything else about your application, answers are only a phone call away to the FEMA Helpline. Deadline to register is December 16th, 2020.
After experiencing the devastating effects of the California wildfire season firsthand, SAMI-Aid is offering those who have been affected by the wildfires a free telehealth appointment through their on-demand platform. Those who have been affected by the California wildfires can call SAMI-Aid at 844-726-4243 to redeem the code for a free consultation for medical advice, prescription refills, behavioral health services, and more.
Fresno County Assessor has instructed his staff to put the application process, requesting property tax relief, on a fast track. The first step is notifying your Assessor of the property damage. You can do this by visiting the Assessor’s website or calling 600-3534. Taxpayers who suffered $10,000 or more of damage to their taxable property are eligible for a reassessment of their property value if a claim is made within twelve months of the loss. Property owners can download the claim form here.
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