Sonoma County Fire Information
As we recover from the recent fires that swept through our community, the Santa Rosa Metro Chamber is committed to serving our members as we all successfully adjust to current circumstances.
We are here to help your business and improve our economy through a variety of means. Please take a look at the gatherings or free workshops and seminars we're conducting or contact us for more information or specific needs: (707) 545-1414.
SonomaCountyRecovers.org is the official site for the County of Sonoma and City of Santa Rosa, and is am "all things" resource for recovery efforts related to the Sonoma County fires.
Disaster Recovery Center
The DRC is a one-stop-shop where affected residents and businesses can visit for in-person support when seeking state and federal aid. More info
The North Coast Builders Exchange's Find a Contractor listings make it easy to search for contractors with specific license types or specialties. They also provide a resource on important “do’s and don’ts” when it comes to selecting contractors.
Disaster assistance loans from the Small Business Administration (800-659-2955). Low-interest and state-guaranteed business loans from the California IBank. Small-business and state-guaranteed loans from CalCap. Small business microloans from Working Solutions.
Unemployment Assistance | Insurance | Property Tax Disaster Relief Provisions | Tax Credits - Deducting Disaster Losses | Tax Credits - Deducting Disaster Losses | Tax Exemptions for Equipment Purchases | IRS Tax Relief and Extensions | FEMA Disaster Assistance
As part of our service to members, we are putting together a list of resources that we can offer the business community. If your business is offering assistance – whether it’s critical information, special pricing, or hosting a fundraiser event - we would love to help spread the word. SantaRosaMetroChamber.com/AssistRecovery
Clean up, Inspection & Construction
Hogan Land Services - 1702 Fourth Street, Santa Rosa - 707-544-2104
Fire recovery site inspection, pro bono. Business or residential. Helps determine actual loss prior to settlement with insurance company.
Wolfe Communications - 849 North Street, Santa Rosa - 707-387-1140
We can help getting internet and phone ones back up. If your business was affected we can do all equipment at cost or low cost.
Stanley Steemer - 3600 Standish Ave #A, Santa Rosa - 707-585-6128
Upholstery, carpet, drapery, wood floors, tile & grout, stone cleaning 20% discount commercial or residential customers affected by the fires.
Sonoma County Job Link - Coordinate unemployment and job seeking services for your employees or make direct connections with displaced workers seeking work in the area: https://sonomawib.org/post-a-job/.
The Personnel Perspective - 575 West College Avenue, Suite 101, Santa Rosa - 707-576-7653
As part of our commitment to rebuilding, we are offering up to two free hours of HR consulting services to businesses in Sonoma, Napa, Mendocino, Lake and Solano counties who were affected by the recent fires. Offer good through 11/30/17.
Chris Rhodes Construction - Santa Rosa - (707) 484-4189
Open position for a journeyman.
Fundraising, Grants & Volunteer
Redwood Credit Union North Bay Fire Relief - Redwood Credit Union (RCU), in partnership with RCU Community Fund, The Press Democrat, and Senator Mike McGuire, is now accepting financial donations to aid relief efforts and assist victims of the 2017 North Bay fires. 100% of your tax-deductible donations will go directly to support those affected by the fires. https://www.redwoodcu.org/northbayfirerelief
Community Foundation Sonoma County Resilience Fund - Community Foundation Sonoma County has launched the Sonoma County Resilience Fund to address the mid to long-term needs of our community. http://www.sonomacf.org/support-resilience-fund/ or 707-303-9620.
Creative Sonoma - The Creative Sonoma Recovery Fund is now open for application for grants up to $1000 to provide relief to Sonoma County artists and creative residents who have been directly affected by the fires. Actors, architects, artisans, crafts artists, dancers, designers, filmmakers, musicians/vocalists, photographers, visual artists, and writers; staff of nonprofit arts organizations and creative enterprises are encouraged to apply.
Rotary District 5130 has set up a relief fund that includes business grants of up to $5,000 to help re-establish business operations. Assistance is targeted to help agricultural, store front, and home businesses get back into operation. The grant may be approved to replace inventory, equipment, tools, and uncovered repairs, but not for lost revenues or employee wages. More information and apply at larca5130.org/business-recovery-grant/.
Restorative Resources - Santa Rosa - (707) 542-4244
Come be trained as a volunteer to facilitate community listening circles as a way to allow people to tell their stories, be heard and feel supported as they begin their process of recovery. To register for training, email: Beatrice@restorativeresources.org or phone 707-542-4244 ext. 107.
Volunteer Center of Sonoma County - 153 Stony Circle, Ste. 100, Santa Rosa - 707-573-3399
If your business wants to play a role in the fire recovery through volunteerism, we are here to help. Call 707-573-3353 and ask for Denise, or visit our web site at: www.volunteernow.org.
Health & Wellness
Kenwood Hearing Centers - 1421 Guerneville Rd., Suite 224, Santa Rosa - 707-544-4433
If you or anyone you know is without hearing aids due to the fires, we are offering free loaners to those in need. Together, our community will heal and rebuild.
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society - 2455 Bennett Valley Road, Suite B204, Santa Rosa - 707-596-5511
A limited number of $500 transportation assistance grants available through North Bay Travel Assistance Program. Individuals with a confirmed blood cancer diagnosis whose income is at or below 500% of the federal poverty line are eligible to apply. These funds are available in addition to an array of emotional and financial support services for blood cancer patients available through LLS. Patients can access these services by speaking with the LLS Information Resource Center at 800-955-4572.
NAMI Sonoma County - 182 Farmers Lane #202, Santa Rosa - 707-527-6655
The NAMI Warmline is open 9-5, Mon-Fri, for information, referrals & support for mental health and trauma-informed care; 866-960-6264 call or send a text message; email firstname.lastname@example.org; or www.namisoco.org and click on “Chat Now”.
Lomi Psychotherapy Clinic - 534 B Street, Santa Rosa - 707-579-0465 x227
Offering brief crisis counseling to our community to address the effects of the trauma from this unprecedented natural disaster. We have openings for therapy for those who are affected. If clients can pay, then we accept the fee, but we don’t want to deny care to any people who are not able to afford therapy. Therapists may be available on a walk-in basis, but it is best to call for an appointment to avoid waiting.
Housing, Real Estate & Workspace
Bradley Real Estate - 1401 Fourth Street, Santa Rosa - 707-486-6230
We are offering all fire survivors and first responders the use of our office space and services for as long as is needed. Whether you need to print, scan, copy, fax, check email, make phone calls, or you would just like a cup of coffee, snack, and a hug, WE ARE HERE FOR YOU. Our admins will take good care of you in a clean, calm environment. The Santa Rosa Office is open from 9 am to 5 pm Monday to Friday and from 10 am to 4 pm Saturdays and Sundays. Come on in anytime!
MikkiMoves Real Estate, Inc - 2322 Midway Dr Montgomery Village, Santa Rosa - (707) 515-6695
For Buyers and Tenants, we are waiving application fees and matching your needs with homes for sale or rent. For Sellers and Landlords, Offering 15% of all company income from sales or leases to fire relief donation of client's choice, donated in client's name. For more information about our Non Profit Giving on the Move program, www.mikkimoves.com or call 707-515-6695. List Sale Property or Rental in the next 30 days for increased donation/fund raiser. We need housing asap! We have a list of Buyers and Tenants in immediate need.
Sullivan Group at Keller Williams Realty - 3560 Round Barn Circle #200, Santa Rosa - 707-921-6237
Local community "heroes" (firefighters, law enforcement, healthcare workers, military [active, retired or reserves] and teachers) can receive a 25% commission rebate when buying and/or selling a home. Heroes can also visit KeepingHeroesLocal.com to see other local businesses who also provide savings to our local heroes. We can't say thank you enough!!
Camping World - 5065 Quinn Rd, Vacaville - 707-864-2267 ex1245
Camping World is offering free delivery as well as other discounts through their "Helping Hands Program" to those people who have lost or damaged homes, and/or businesses, where an RV can be a bridge between starting up again to normalcy.
Krankemann Petersen LLP - 420 E Street, Ste. 100, Santa Rosa - (707) 524-2200
Filling out insurance claims forms or understanding what is covered can be challenging. We'll help anyone affected to fill out or review their insurance claim paper work FREE OF CHARGE. If you need or want the help, give us a call at (707) 524-2200.
Beyers Costin Simon - 200 Fourth St, Suite 400, Santa Rosa - 707-547-2000
Offering to review, free of charge, folks' homeowners, rental, or business insurance policies and advise them as to what their coverage provides, what steps they will want to take in making a claim and documenting their losses, and things to consider when faced with cleanup and debris removal. Our attorneys are also available to discuss real property, business, employment, land use, or tax issues resulting from the fires.
Bianca Broos - 707-732-4121
50% discount on consulting services to business owners who have lost their home or business. For all others, 20% of the value of services is donated to Share Bravely -100% of donations used for Sonoma County Fire Victim Relief. Offer ends December 31.
Inner Compass Consulting - 1400 N. Dutton Ave, Suite 15, Santa Rosa - (510) 282-1517
Inner Compass works as a project manager for businesses in Sonoma County. With a background in building wineries, offices, and restaurants, we coordinate reputable contractors, architects, landscape designers, interior designers, engineers, tradespeople and permit specialists. We manage the scheduling, budget and communication for your project. Inner Compass will extend its services to residential clients as well. All will receive 20% off of project management services for the duration of their project.
Bob Heisler, EA - 396 Candlelight Drive, Santa Rosa - 707-494-2121
For victims of the north bay fires, during the month of November, I'm offering tax preparation at half price. This offer is for 2016 tax returns only and for those who lost their homes or have been displaced as a result of evacuation orders. Victims will be granted immunity from penalties for late filing and payments by the tax agencies until January 31, 2018.
Brian Martens Consulting - 8390 Park Ave., Forestville - 707-887-8386
Free Discovery call, plus reduced consulting fees for businesses affected by the fires.
The UPS Store - 1007 West College Ave, Santa Rosa - 707-578-6062
50% off mailbox services for a 6 month term. Good through 12/31/17 and must mention the Chamber.
Community Child Care Council of Sonoma County (4Cs) - 131-A Stony Circle, Ste #300, Santa Rosa - (707) 544-3077
Childcare resource and referral for anyone in need - daycare, preschool, after-school programs, etc.
Staying up to date or needing help:
Your Chamber is here to be a resource. We're not just about first response, we're about sustained support. If you have particular needs or concerns, please reach out to us at (707) 545-1414.