Supplying Aid to Victims of Emergency (SAVE)

SAVE RESPONDING WITH AID FOR WILDFIRE VICTIMS

As part of the California Fire Foundation’s mission to provide victim assistance, it’s Supplying Aid to Victims of Emergency (SAVE) program provides emergency short-term financial assistance to fire and natural disaster victims in California year-round, including both firefighters and civilians. The California Fire Foundation has mobilized direct assistance to those who’ve suffered catastrophic losses in the Woolsey Fire and Camp Fire. The Woolsey Fire burned through 96,000 acres, damaged 1,500 structures and caused three fatalities. The Camp Fire is now the deadliest fire in state history. Over 150,000 acres burned, nearly 14,000 homes destroyed, 88 lives lost and over 100 still missing.

Thanks to the generous contributions of supporters, the value of the SAVE cards has increased to $250. The Foundation has been able to distribute over 10,000 SAVE cards to victims of the Camp Fire, over 800 SAVE cards to victims of the Woolsey fire and more will continue to be distributed.

Through the SAVE program, CPF local affiliates and their fire departments can be on-site, with thousands of SAVE Mastercard gift-cards. The $250 SAVE gift-cards are provided to those suffering substantial property loss with immediate on-site assistance. Earlier this year 800 SAVE gift-cards were provided to victims of the Carr Fire, and in 2017 over 2,700 SAVE gift-cards were provided to victims of wildfires.

TO DONATE TOWARDS THE SAVE PROGRAM, CLICK HERE.

Fires and natural disasters not only wreak havoc on the emotional state of its victims, but also their financial state. Often left with just the clothes on their back, victims often find themselves panicked, with no money, nowhere to sleep and little more than the clothes on their backs.

As part of our mission to provide victim assistance, the California Fire Foundation’s Supplying Aid to Victims of Emergency (SAVE) program provides emergency short-term financial assistance to fire and natural disaster victims.

Through SAVE, front line firefighters in California provide gift cards, in the amount of $100, to eligible victims of fires or other natural disasters so they may purchase basic necessities such as food, clothing or medicine.

This program is available to any officially organized fire department or district. In order to participate in the program, a Memorandum of Understanding must be signed by both a Fire Chief and President (or Lead Representative) for the Respective Bargaining Unit (s) or Association (s) for Firefighters.

Please CLICK HERE to view corporate partnership levels.  Every level of support is appreciated by the California Fire Foundation.

If you have any questions or would like to donate to SAVE, please contact Program Director Brittany Trudeau at btrudeau@cpf.org or (916) 641-1707.

Firefighters and their families help to distribute SAVE cards to victims of the Camp Fire and Woolsey Fire: