Devastating Wine Country Fires

The fire is still raging throughout the wine country.  Today’s statistics on the toll that the fire has taken are mind numbing.

17 deaths from fires throughout Northern California

3,000 ruined homes and businesses

183 people still reported missing in Sonoma

17 active wildfires statewide have burned 115,000 acres.

As of right now, the fierce blazes continue to surge.

Stealing from todays SF Chronicle’s headline the Disaster is Relentless.

Sitting in my safe home in San Francisco, across the Bay, I’ve been thinking of ways that I can help.  I saw this list that a friend just posted, which I want to share with you.

Ways to support the affected communities:

You can donate directly to the Red Cross by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS or you can donate $10 immediately by texting REDCROSS to 90999.

Evacuation zones are accepting cash donations, baby food, blankets, toilet paper and other supplies. The full list is here.

Airbnb is allowing people to open their homes for those in need.

Love on Haight is accepting clothing donations.

Sonoma Community Center is accepting volunteers here: 276  East Napa Street, Sonoma.

My heart and prayers go out to all those that have been affected by the fire.


Tag along as I share musings on everything from family to business, which will hopefully inspire you and stir the mind. I am happy that you are along for the journey. Here’s to Living Lively!


  • Jan
    October 12, 2017 at 3:35 pm

    After having lived in the Santa Barbara coastal area, backed by the Los Padres National Forest in the Santa Inez Mountain Range, for over 50 years – we are, unfortunately, very familiar with the devastation that is caused by frequent wildfires. There is no more ominous sound than that of firefighters knocking at your door telling you, your extended family, or friends that you must evacuate in moments, and leave everything behind. Over the years we have learned through experience that possessions are transitory and have very little meaning compared to life – and that our wildfires, like our earthquakes, are the price that we pay for living in the “paradise” that is California. We offer our heartfelt empathy, based on our personal experience, to our neighbors in the Wine Country. We wish you faith in the belief that this too shall pass, as it has for us numerous times, and that your courage and your strength shown in your valiant recovery efforts will provide for a new day ahead.

    October 13, 2017 at 10:04 pm