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 mobilized direct assistance to those who’ve suffered catastrophic losses in the Southern California fires as well as the North Bay Firestorm.
Through Foundation’s Supplying Aid to Victims of Emergency (SAVE) program, CPF local affiliates and their fire departments were on site in Los Angeles, Ventura, and San Diego Counties, as well as Napa and Santa Rosa, with thousands of SAVE Mastercard gift-cards. The $100 SAVE gift-cards provided those suffering substantial property loss with immediate on-site assistance. Over 2,700 SAVE gift-cards were provided to victims impacted by the 2017 wildfires.
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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.
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If you have any questions or would like to donate to SAVE, please contact Program Director Brittany Trudeau at firstname.lastname@example.org or (916) 641-1707.