SURVIVING AID TO VICTIMS OF EMERGENCY (SAVE) PROGRAM:
Through our SAVE Program, we partner with fire departments and their respective bargaining units across the state of California to provide immediate financial assistance to eligible victims of fire and disaster in the form of $100 gift cards. To be eligible, victims must have incurred 25% damage or more to their place of residence.
Since firefighters are the first line of defense, they are the designated distributors of the cards. SAVE cards are being distributed for victims of the Northern California fires, however, the distribution is being handled via Ventura County, Los Angeles County and Los Angeles City Fire. Due to the nature of this large scale disaster, program designees are working as quickly as they can to get out as much assistance as possible, but are doing so with limited resources.
Because of the unprecedented disaster and impact, the distribution of these cards is changing by the day so firefighters can maximize getting aid to victims as fast and as best they can. Ventura County, Ventura City, Los Angeles County and Los Angeles City Fire will navigate these rapidly evolving circumstances and adjust their distribution plan as communities start to repopulate.
Please visit the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services Resource Guide for more information on the status of these disasters including:
- Evacuation Information
- Community Resource List
- Contact Information for Responding Agencies
- Fire Maps
For information on local recovery efforts in Ventura County, CLICK HERE.
For information on local recovery efforts in the City of Ventura, CLICK HERE.
For information on local recovery efforts in Los Angeles County, CLICK HERE.
For information on local recovery efforts in the City of Los Angeles , CLICK HERE.
For information on local recovery efforts in San Diego County, CLICK HERE.
Additionally, the Red Guide to Recovery is a comprehensive disaster recovery resource that helps survivors navigate step-by-step through the recovery process. It includes a variety of different financial, community, and crisis support resources.