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Help for Union Brothers & Sisters Affected by California Wildfires

Below is the FEMA Disaster Recovery Center information for people impacted by the  Butte and Valley fires and a list of some additional resources. We recommend checking with your union for specific information or ways that you can pitch in to help.

FEMA Resources: Valley and Butte Fires


Disaster Recovery Centers are operated by the California Office of Emergency Services and the Federal Emergency Management Agency in partnership with the county and local agencies.

DRC Locations:

The Lake County Disaster Recovery Center in Clearlake
Old Apria Health Care
14848 Olympic Dr., Clearlake, CA 95422
Hours of operation:
Monday – Friday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday 8 a.m. to  5 p.m.
Sunday 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Lake County DRC in Middletown
21256 Washington Street, Middletown, CA

Calaveras County DRC

891 Mountain Ranch Road, San Andreas, CA
Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Sunday 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Representatives from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the State of California, the U.S. Small Business Administration and other agencies are among those represented to explain assistance programs and help survivors register.

Registration Process

~ Individuals and households in Lake and Calaveras counties can register with FEMA by calling 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or Those who have a speech disability or hearing loss should call 1-800-462-7585.

Deadline to apply for FEMA assistance is November 23, 2015


U.S. Small Business Administration

Business and residents can go to or call SBA’s Disaster Assistance Customer Service at 800-659-2955

(Deaf and hard-of hearing individuals may call 800-377-8339.)


Butte Fire information from Calaveras County website:


• PG&E: People who lost food, etc during the fire-related power outages can file claims with PG&E.


• Union Member Emergency Relief Fund sponsored by North Bay Labor Council

The North Bay Labor Council has set up an Emergency Relief Fund for union members who have lost homes in the Valley Fire. 100% of donations will go to fire victims.

Click here to donate online

• IBEW 1245

Donate Online to a fund set up for IBEW Local 1245 members who have been displaced by the wildfires.