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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.
Please CLICK HERE to view more information about the SAVE program and its impact.
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 Manager Brittany Trudeau at email@example.com or (916) 641-1707.
SAVE RESPONDING WITH AID FOR WILDFIRE VICTIMS
As part of the California Fire Foundation’s mission to provide victim assistance, its 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. During the devastating Camp, Hill, and Woolsey Fires of 2018, the California Fire Foundation mobilized direct assistance through local fire departments and volunteers. During the three weeks that cards were distributed at the FEMA center in Chico and at various locations throughout Southern California, firefighters and their families distributed over 10,000 cards totaling over $2.6 million. To see photos of SAVE cards being distributed during this period, please CLICK HERE.