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Bay Area Firefighters and Families: Sonoma and Napa Fires
October 9, 2017, a wind driven firestorm enveloped dozens of communities in Sonoma, Napa, and Mendocino counties in California.  Nearly 8,900 structures were destroyed and 43 lives were lost.  As of October 19, thousands of firefighters remained on-scene, risking their lives working to protect civilians.  As these firefighter returned from the front lines for much needed rest, 70 or more of these brave heroes learned that their own homes were lost.

During the first days of the fires, these brave heroes remained on the firelines, fighting to save their neighbors and community without a chance to comfort their own families or return home to assess the damage.  We now know that many firefighters lost family members, loved ones, and cherished pets in addition to losing all of their belongings.

This fund is the official fundraising platform to assist the many FIREFIGHTERS and their families who've lost homes.  All funds are managed and fully accounted for by Go Fund A Hero (a registered non-profit) and Marin Professional Firefighters, IAFF Local 1775 ( and Santa Rosa Firefighters, IAFF Local 1401 (  Novato Fire Foundation (Tax ID# 20-1223584) will assist us in distributing the funds, ensuring that your donation is tax deductible.

Funds raised here will be distributed equally among the 40+ firefighter families affected from IAFF Locals 1401 (Santa Rosa Firefighters), 1775 (Marin Professional Firefighters), 2881 (Cal Fire Firefighters), 55 (Oakland Firefighters), 798 (San Francisco Firefighters), 1415 (Petaluma Firefighters), 1227 (Berkeley Firefighters), and several other smaller agencies and locals. 

100% of funds raised will go directly to the firefighters whose homes were damaged or destroyed by these fires.

Text Donations
Text the word "FFSTRONG" to 41444 
(you will be able to select an amount during the transaction process)

Alternate Donation Methods
Direct link to donate form:

For donations by check, mail to:

Go Fund a Hero
c/o IAFF Local 1775
23623 N. Scottsdale Road, D-3, #105
Scottsdale, AZ  85255

or Wire instructions are on the Contact us Page.

For tax purposes, your donation will be distributed by Go Fund A Hero directly to the Novato Fire Foundation (also a 501(c)3 nonprofit, Tax ID# 20-1223584), who will manage distribution of funds to the firefighters and their families beginning in December 2017.  

Go Fund A Hero is a Non Profit Crowdfunding site and Registered 501(c)3 Organization and will forward all Donations directly to IAFF.  We are working together to raise funds for the Individuals and Families.  Please show your support. Our IRS EIN #81-5348389.

Photo by Kent Porter, Press Democrat.  Used with permission (thanks Kent!)
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Bay Area Firefighters and Families: Sonoma and Napa Fires
$321,206   Raised of $500,000 Goal
Raised by 1347 Funders
Organized by
Todd Lando
Santa Rosa, CA
Created 10/10/2017 12:00:00 AM
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