Bay Area Organizations Call for Relief for Wildfire Victims



For Immediate Release

October 16, 2017


AV David, NAFCON Secretary General,, 650-491-4561

Alex Magsano, Migrante Northern California,, 707-492-5661


Bay Area Organizations Call for Relief for Wildfire Victims


The National Alliance for Filipino Concerns (NAFCON), together with other San Francisco Bay Area organizations, calls on the community to provide much-need support to those affected by the ongoing wildfires in Napa, Sonoma, Yuba, and Solano counties of Northern California. The fires, which started on October 8th, has affected over 180,000 acres and destroyed 5,700 structures. Thousands of people have been forced to evacuate. The death toll, which has jumped to at least 35, is expected to increase as search efforts continue in neighborhoods from Santa Rosa to the hills of Napa County.

As firefighters continue their efforts to gain control of the fires, NAFCON is working with Migrante Napa/Solano (a grassroots organization serving Filipino immigrants), the First United Methodist Church (UMC) in Santa Rosa, and other local organizations to monitor the situation, gather reliable resources and information, and collect monetary and in-kind donations for fire victims.

NAFCON has effectively provided relief donations to typhoon and disaster victims in the Philippines since 2009, partnering with credible organizations based in communities directly impacted by these calamities. It hopes to extend similar assistance, resources and compassion to fire-affected families in the Northern Bay Area–especially the most vulnerable workers and immigrants–during this tough time. In addition to providing immediate relief, NAFCON will further evaluate how it will contribute to the affected communities’ long-term rehabilitation.


For monetary donations:

  1. Donate via check: Make check payable to “NAFCON” and on the memo line, write: “CA Wildfire victims” to clearly allocate it for this purpose. Mail checks to 4681 Mission St., San Francisco, CA 94112 c/o NAFCON. Please, include your return address with your donation.
  2. Donate online via credit/debit card or PayPal: Click the “Donate” button below or this link:



For in-kind donations:

  • Kindly limit to gas cards, and Target and Safeway gift cards. For other donations, please visit the Migrante Napa-Solano Facebook page for more details.
  • Drop-off sites:
    • First United Methodist Church, 1551 Montgomery Dr., Santa Rosa, CA 94505
    • Pinole United Methodist, 2000 San Pablo Ave, Pinole
    • Grace United Methodist, 2540 Taraval, San Francisco
    • Wayside United Methodist, 2309 Columbus Parkway, Vallejo
    • Bethany United Methodist Church, 1270 Sanchez St, San Francisco
    • Lake Park United Methodist and Faith Community United Church of Christ, 281 Santa Clara Ave, Oakland
    • Holy Child and St. Martin’s Episcopal Church, 777 Southgate Ave, Daly City
    • Pine United Methodist, 426 33rd St, San Francisco
    • Ascension Episcopal Church, 2420 Tuolumne, Vallejo
    • First Congregational United Church of Christ, 1229 Court St., Martinez: Staffed M-Thurs 9am to 11am and Fri 8am to 10am. Items that fit can go in the mailslot (not at the main door, but the side door to the left nearer the street); it is available 24/7.
    • Buena Vista United Methodist, 2311 Buena Vista Ave, Alameda

For volunteers, please call 707-492-5661 or email

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Supporting Organizations:

  • Migrante Napa/Solano
  • First United Methodist Church, Santa Rosa
  • National Alliance for Filipino Concerns
  • Stanford Pilipino American Student Union
  • Filipino Community Center, San Francisco
  • Anakbayan East Bay
  • Migrante South of Market/Tenderloin
  • Anakbayan Silicon Valley
  • International Coalition for Human Rights in the Philippines Northern California Network
  • Migrante Northern San Mateo County
  • Gabriela San Francisco
  • Pilipino Association of Workers and Immigrants (PAWIS) Silicon Valley
  • {m}aganda magazine
  • Got Green
  • National Ecumenical-Interfaith Forum for Filipino Concerns–Northern California
  • International Migrants Alliance
  • League of Filipino Students at San Francisco State University
  • Disaster Support Network for the Philippines

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