Dixie Fire (Library)


This page is split between information related to the Library in relation to the Dixie Fire and general resources and help for evacuees. Categories under Library Information include Branch Information | Programs/Activities | WiFi, Computers, Printing and Other Services | Library Cards | Checked Out Items; Categories under Resources include General Resources/Information | Financial & Other Assistance |  Food Options Fundraisers/Giveaways/Events | Animal-Related | Meetings with Lawyers | Prescriptions | Shelters & Housing | Mental & Physical Health | Donations | Scam Alerts.


Library Information

We have individual chargers, wall/car ports, and 3-in-1 cords for evacuees available at the Library Branches, just ask the front desk.  These and other items have been delivered to the Quincy, Portola, and Lassen shelters, and are available at the Local Assistance Centers and Disaster Recovery Centers. T-Mobile has been incredibly generous in offering these items to us to pass out to evacuees, and we cannot thank them enough. 


Branch Information


As of Thurs Aug 19 2021, the Quincy, Chester, and Portola Library branches are open.  

The Greenville Branch was unfortunately destroyed in the fire. We will share plans as the community moves forward.


Programs/Activities


Free Books & Other Items -  

  • We have activity bags available at Quincy and Portola Branches - these are bags with fiction books, activity books (while supplies last; we are getting more), markers or color pencils, and activity sheets. We have them divided by age groups and cover babies to adults. Available at the front desk.
  • Quincy Friends of the Library have free books on the front porch of the Quincy Branch from Wed Aug. 25 - Tues Sept 7. During that time, you can help yourself to any of the books displayed on the library porch for free. 
  • Barn Owl Books have provided free books (including large print!) and audiobooks to evacuees and first responders for free. They are on display by the catalog computer at Quincy Library.
  • All continuing book sales hosted by Friends groups at each Branch are offering evacuees and first responders their items for free.
  • We are passing out free individual chargers, car and wall ports, and 3-in-1 cords to evacuees. They are available at all three Branches.


WiFi, Computers, Printing and Other Services


WiFi is available 24/7 at each location. We have added public computers and laptops to the Quincy Branch for your use. You can also borrow one and use our meeting room so you can contact your loved ones in privacy. We can waive fees for printing any items related to the fire.  (We have vouchers handed out but you do not need a voucher to get free printing.) If you need something copied or scanned, ask the front desk.

Tenemos WiFi en cada ubicación, cada día de la semana, por 24 horas. También estamos ofreciendo computadoras públicas y laptops en la biblioteca de Quincy. Además, pueden prestar el cuarto de juntas para contactar a sus seres queridos en privado. Estamos renunciando las tarifas de impresión de cualquier artículo relacionado con el incendio. (Tenemos cupones distribuidos, pero no necesita un cupón para obtener una impresión gratis.) Si necesita algo copiado o escaneado, pregunte en la recepción.


Library Cards


If you already have a library card, you can call in with your name and birth date and we can provide you with your account number.  

If you do not have a library card, you can call in and we can quickly create an online only (digital) account for you so you can access our resources from wherever you are evacuated to.  

Call Quincy at 530-283-6310 or email pclibq@psln.com. 


Checked Out Items


All items checked out between July 6 and August have gotten extended due dates to Sept 15 for Chester patrons. At the moment, all items checked out between July 6 and Aug 4 have gotten extended due dates to Oct 19 for Greenville patrons, until we can get accounts cleared out so your cards won't be blocked. If you are still being blocked, please call or email Quincy at 530-283-6310 or pclibq@psln.com so we can waive fines and you can still access resources with your card. 


Resources     

Last Updated Sept 24 2021 at 5:30pm

General Resources/Information:


The Disaster Recovery Center will be open to the public Tuesday, September 14, 2021 through Sunday, September 27, 2021 from 11:00am to 6:00pm. FEMA will be onsite all 14 days. Local, State and Non-profit agencies will only be onsite from Tuesday, September 14, 2021 through Saturday, September 18, 2021. The Center is located at 101 Meadowbrook Loop, Chester CA 96020. Plumas County Senior Transportation will be providing transportation from Portola and Quincy to the Disaster Resource Center on Wed Sept 15, Sat Sept 18, Wed Sept 22, and Sat Sept 25 at 10am at the Portola Memorial Hall (449 West Sierra Ave in Portola) and 10:45am at the Old Probation Building (1446 East Main St. in Quincy).

Sept 3 2021 - Check out the Sheriff's press release about the mandatory evacuation order for Greenville being lifted (and all the associated warnings and information), Environmental Health's safety precautions for re-entry and debris removal, and their advisory against disturbing burn ash on destroyed property. Once again things like the Right of Entry form are available on the County's Dixie Fire website page. Stay safe!

The County has a list of recovery resources, including the Disaster Recovery Assistance and Services and the Disaster Recovery - Various Business Resources.  A growing resource sheet is also available.  

The CA State Library has a list of recovery resources. (Some of these are repeated on the County page.)

State Senator Brian Dahle has offered several resources for financial help, food, going home,and clean up. See his website for more details.

Alta Heritage Foundation is offering free help to wildfire victims. If you lost your home and the cremated remains of your loved ones were inside, a team of volunteer archaeologists and trained canines are able to help recover them at no cost. Please contact Lynne Engelbert at (408) 961-7831 or lengelbert@comcast.net, or submit a service request to www.cremainsrecovery.com.  (See attached flyer for more information and actions to take to facilitate the recovery.) 

State Farm Insurance has a mobile unit for assistance outside the Safeway in Quincy if you have a claim-related question. The mobile unit will be staffed and open seven days a week. (Plumas News; 8/12/21)

The Plumas County Sheriff’s Office has activated a process for property owners who have affected structures (a shed, house, garage, etc that has been affected by fire in some way) to be placed on a list for us to contact once the area has been rendered safe. This escort process will ONLY be for property owners who have affected structures in the Indian Valley, Greenville, Canyon Dam, West Shore, greater Chester area, and Warner Valley. First confirm your structure has been affected at this link, then complete the online form or call 530-283-6414 to get on the list. The phone line will be active from 9AM to 4PM daily, starting today (8/15), through Wednesday (8/19). (Sheriff's Facebook; 8/15/21) More information can be found at this link.

If you were affected by the Dixie Fire and are displaced from your job or need help with employment, training, or assistance applying for unemployment, call (530) 283-1606, email afwdcontact@ncen.org, or visit their website at www.afwd.org.

The Dixie Fire East Zone story map. Dixie Fire Drone Map Link & Explanation on satellite heat maps.

Contact Rural Services at ltrg@plumasruralservices.org to join the newly formed Long Term Recovery Group.  (Plumas News, 8/26/21)

Livestock & Ranchers: Wildfire Recovery Resources for Farmers, Ranchers, Livestock (CDFA); Resources for Livestock Operators Impacted by Fire  (UC ANR); and Resource for Small Landowners - Wildfire Recovery (UCCE)

Effective immediately, anyone from a mandatory evacuation area will be allowed free use of the Plumas County public transportation system. Please show identification to the bus driver and a free bus pass will be issued to you. You may also obtain a free pass at Plumas Transit Systems office located at 711 E. Main Street in Quincy. If you have any questions please call 283-2538. (Plumas News, 8/11/21)

The Facebook group Rebuilding Greenville often has requests or suggestions for specific items, as well as information and other resources, as does the Help, Adoption, Resource & Aide Facebook group for Dixie, Caldor, Beckwourth, and Colfax fire survivors. This growing google doc offers items, shelter, etc to those in need from the fires. 

The CA Dept of Insurance reminds residents across California who have been ordered to evacuate due to wildfires that they may have homeowner or renter insurance to help with evacuation and relocation costs under Additional Living Expenses coverage, known as ALE. That and other helpful tips and information is available on their website.

The CA Dept of Resources Recycling and Recovery has several resources for homeowners.

The IRS declared that for victims of wildfires that began July 14, 2021, they will now have until November 15, 2021 to file various individual and business tax returns and make tax payments. This means that individuals who had a valid extension to file their 2020 returns, due to run out on Oct. 15, will now have until November 15, 2021 to file.  (IRS, 8/27/21)

The Governor's Office of Emergency Response has a list of resources available.


Financial & Other Assistance:

(See Shelter & Housing section for more information related to those needs.) 

Plumas Rural Services (PRS) is receiving and administering Dixie Fire donations, which will provide $500 per household in the form of a prepaid credit card for Greenville residents who have lost their homes. Applications may be downloaded from the agency’s website or filled out at PRS’s main office at 711 E. Main Street in Quincy.  Funds are available on a first-come, first-served basis until the GoFundMe campaign donations are exhausted. Recipients will be required to provide identification and the address of their lost home to verify eligibility. For more information go to www.plumasruralservices.org or call 530-283-2735. 

Plumas County Office of Education is now accepting applications for relief fund grants for students, staff, and families of all public, private, and charter schools within the county. The office continues to receive donated funds, which will be disbursed to qualifying individuals as funds allow. The maximum amount will be $500 per application, with reapplication available every 14 days. The actual amount distributed per individual will depend upon the number of applications and funds available at the time. To apply, please complete the online application or visit your local school facility office to submit a paper form. Please send any questions to Brandy Gray at bgray@pcoe.k12.ca.us. (Plumas News; 8/17/21)

Now that the Presidential Major Disaster Declaration was approved, residents and business owners who sustained losses in the designated areas can begin applying for assistance with FEMA by registering online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov, downloading the FEMA app, or by calling 1-800-621-3362 or 1-800-462-7585 TTY. (The Helpline is open 4am to 8pm PDT, 7 days a week.)  Federal assistance may be available for uninsured or underinsured individuals affected by the Dixie Fire. Individuals must first seek reimbursement through insurance before they can qualify for federal assistance. Assistance can include grants for temporary housing and home repairs, low-cost loans to cover uninsured personal property losses, and other programs to help individuals and business owners recover from the effects of the disaster. The registration deadline for DR-4610-CA is Monday, October 25, 2021. You'll need the following to complete your registration: Social Security Number (SSN) OR the SSN of a minor child in the household who is a U.S. Citizen, Non-Citizen National or Qualified Alien, Annual Household Income, Contact Information (phone number, mailing address, email address if you want to be able to get updates without calling, and damaged home address), Insurance Information (coverage, insurance company name, etc.), and Bank Account Information (if you are eligible to receive financial assistance, the money can be deposited in your account). Make sure to read all correspondence from FEMA - a rejection does not mean the person is disqualified, it can often mean not all the required documentation was submitted. More information is also on the FEMA website

Low-interest federal disaster loans are now available to California businesses and residents as a result of President Biden’s major disaster declaration by the U.S. Small Business Administration. In consideration of the public health concerns due to COVID-19, beginning Thursday, Aug. 26, SBA will establish a Virtual Business Recovery Center to provide personalized assistance to business owners and will open a Virtual Disaster Loan Outreach Center to help homeowners and renters. The Virtual Business Recovery Center and Virtual Disaster Loan Outreach Center is open Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. by contacting them at FOCWAssistance@sba.gov or (800) 659-2955. (Centers closed on Monday, Sept. 6 for Labor Day.) (Plumas News, 8/25/21)

Plumas County veterans who are in need of assistance can contact Scott Quade at 863-9599 or Richard Dolezal at 283-5515. They have received over $12,000 that the American Legion Post in Porterville raised to help vets. (Plumas News; 8/30/21)

Find assistance with the American Red Cross - financial assistance to individuals whose homes were destroyed (though individuals who received significant structural damage may also be eligible for partial assistance) or who need immediate assistance with things like medication replacement and glasses replacement can sign up at 855-755-7711 (Mon-Sat, 8am-8pm.) Proof of fire-impacted address and ID will be required for financial assistance and only one application is accepted per address. (Reference Sheet, 8/30/21)   

Tzu Chi is offering Emergency Financial Assistance (EFA) to households destroyed or severely damaged by the Dixie Fire in California. (These are for people who have their primary residence damaged.) More information and how to sign up is available on their website.    (Reference Sheet, 8/30/21)  

California Teachers Association (CTA) Disaster Relief Fund Grant provides financial assistance to CTA members who have experienced significant losses due to disasters in California. Apply on their website. (Reference Sheet, 8/30/21) 

EmergencyRV provides emergency and transitional housing to displaced survivors of natural disasters. You can apply online here and more information is available on their website.   (Reference Sheet, 8/30/21) 

United Way of Northern California is offering up to $500 per household that has sustained 50% or more damage. The residence must be your primary residence. Applications may take up to 3 weeks to process. In order to process your application, a copy of your ID or other proof of your impacted address is required. Apply Online.  (Reference Sheet, 8/31/21) 

Bethel Global Response provides free assistance with sifting through the ashes of a property to find remaining items of value from the home loss site. This service is performed by a trained group of volunteers who will bring their own equipment and protective gear and will begin after the removal of hazardous waste has been completed. This is not a clean-up or a debris removal service. Common items found include: coins, jewelry, kitchen items, etc. More information and the application is available on their website.     (Reference Sheet, 8/31/21) 

Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) program provides unemployment benefits to individuals who have become unemployed as a direct result of a Presidentially declared major disaster. More information can be found on the website.

Disaster Legal Assistance Collaborative (DLAC) offers free legal advice on issues including landlord-tenant, employment, FEMA benefits, insurance, repair and construction scams, loan repayment, etc. to anyone affected by any of the 2021 wildfires in Northern California. Their hotline is 888-382-3406 and more information can be found on their website.

Samaritan’s Purse has a Disaster Relief Unit set up in Lake Almanor to help sift through ash for personal content recovery and pressure wash homes to remove fire retardant. You can call 530-855-0426 to put in a work order.  (Facebook, Website, 9/1/21)

The CA Dept of Insurance reminds residents across California who have been ordered to evacuate due to wildfires that they may have homeowner or renter insurance to help with evacuation and relocation costs under Additional Living Expenses coverage, known as ALE. That and other helpful tips and information is available on their website.

See this link for Red Cross suggestions for financial planning, including tips like making sure you are keeping all receipts related to the Dixie Fire.

The Rotary District 5190 is offering aide to victims of the Fire. See their website for more information and their application.

Amanda Meisenheimer, a notary in Quincy, has offered her services at no cost to those who’ve lost their homes in the Dixie Fire. Her call to help can be found on facebook.  (Plumas News, 9/21/21)


Food Options:

(Several of the fundraisers/giveaways also offer food.) 

Scott on 55 Main St Quincy, CA is providing food, Gatorade, light sweat shirts, utensils, and lunch. Call (530) 927-9833.

The Toy Store at 383 Main Street in Quincy is offering free ice creams to evacuees from the Dixie fire starting Thursday, August 5.  (Plumas News, 8/5/21)

The Lost Sierra Food Project is offering fresh produce to Dixie Fire evacuees. The food is available seven days a week at Rugged Roots Farm, located across the highway from the airport in Quincy.  (Plumas News, 8/11/21)

This link provides a list of donations centers, food options, and more outside of Plumas County, including in Paradise, Chico, Susanville, and Sparks, from Friday August 20 - Friday Dec 31. (Calendar, 8/20/21)

Almanor Basin Food Pantry is offering free food distribution in Chester at 386 Main St.  You can contact 916-390-7583 for more information or check out the distribution date schedule on their Facebook. Income restrictions have been removed in response to the disaster- all are welcome. (Reference Sheet, 8/30/21) 

Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano offers food to anyone in need from 10am-12pm on the first and third Fridays of each month at the Faith Lutheran Church, 667 East 1st Avenue, Chico. Participants will be asked if they are survivors of any of the recent disasters but no ID is required and anyone in need will be provided food. Distributions are held in a drive thru format, but walk ups are accepted. Participants are asked not to arrive before 9:30 am. (Reference Sheet, 8/30/21)

Carol’s Prattville Cafe is also offering free breakfast and lunch for any Greenville or Canyon Dam resident. (Must show ID.)  This starts August 27, 2021 from Fri-Sun, 7:30am-2:00pm at 2932 Almanor Drive West at Prattville. (Facebook, 8/30/21)


Quintopia Brewing Co is offering folks who lost their homes to come in and have a feed and a few beers for free. (Facebook; 8/12/21)


The Community Assistance Network on 176 Lawrence Street in Quincy (at the Saint Johns's Catholic Church) offers groceries on Mon, Wed, & Fri from 10am-12pm and Tues & Thurs from 2pm-4pm.  (Plumas News, 9/7/21)

The Southside Oroville Community Center (2959 Lower Wyandotte Road, Oroville, CA 95966) has food distributions the first Wednesday of every month from 11am-2:30pm (or until they run out).  (Facebook, 8/31/21)

The Greenville Southern Baptist Church will have hot meals available Tues, Thurs, and Sat from 11am-2pm, starting Sept 14 and ending in Nov. Pick-up is located at 1540 North Valley Rd in Greenville (the Robinson Farm.) You can call Pastor Terry for more information at (903) 787-6242. (Facebook, Updated 9/10/21)  



Fundraisers/Giveaways/Events:

(Donation options are listed later on this page; this is for current giveaways and fundraisers. See also the Food Option list and the donations section for places to get items.) 

The Facebook group Rebuilding Greenville often has requests or suggestions for specific items, as does the Help, Adoption, Resource & Aide Facebook group for Dixie, Caldor, Beckwourth, and Colfax fire survivors. This growing google doc offers items, shelter, etc to those in need from the fires. This is a growing list of events for the Dixie Fire.

The pop-up center for evacuees at the Grange Hall (in Quincy) is open Mon-Wed-Fri from 12pm-4pm If you need food, clothing, toiletries or camp gear outside of the times the center is open, you can call Rice directly at (530) 927-9833 to open it up after hours.  (Plumas News, 8/11/21) Fresh veggies and fruit was just delivered for evacuees. (Plumas News, 8/24/21) (Updated hours - Facebook, 9/1/21)

Tiny Pine Foundation is open Tues-Fri from 9am to 3pm for any fire-impacted evacuees and survivors to get hygiene supplies, clothing, camping items and more. They are located at 2740 Feather River Blvd, Oroville (near Walmart; at the back of the complex in the 2 large blue warehouses with white roofs.) Please bring proof of impacted fire address. (Facebook, 8/30/21)

The Oroville Hope Center and Paradise Hope Center are offering food and clothing to evacuees of the Dixie Fire on Tues-Fri from 9am-3pm at the Oroville Hope Center (2620 5th Avenue, Oroville) and the Paradise Hope Center (311 Circlewood Drive, Paradise). Evacuees are asked to provide ID, but it is not required if they don't have one available. (Reference Sheet, 8/30/21)  The Southside Oroville Community Center (2959 Lower Wyandotte Road, Oroville, CA 95966) has food distributions the first Wednesday of every month from 11am-2:30pm (or until they run out).  (Facebook, 8/31/21)


The Magalia Community Church is passing out donated items and offering their bathroom facilities to any fire survivors. (Must show proof of burn scar address to receive donations and use the bathroom facilities.) They are open Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays from 10am-2pm at Magalia Community Church Resource Center (13700 Skyway, Magalia.) (Reference Sheet, 8/30/21)

Food and various pet supplies are available for pick up at the Plumas County Animal Shelter at 201 N Mill Creek Rd in Quincy. Any questions can be answered by calling the shelter at (530) 283-3673.  (Facebook, 9/2/21)

The Rebuilding Greenville Resource Center (now located at 15978 CA Highway 89 in Crescent Mills) is open 7 days a week from 8am-dark; you can contact Rick at (530) 816-9079, Lara at (07) 242-4426 or laraewheeler@gmail.com, and/or Alisha at (530) 616-9127.  (Facebook, Updated 9/24/21) They are also offering deliveries starting Thursday Sept 23 - Just message Lara an order with the items you need (including the quantity), your physical address, and when we can deliver. (They have three delivery drivers that can do drop offs in Indian Valley, Canyon Dam, Indian Falls, and Chester. If you are outside those areas and know someone that is headed your way we will prepare an order for you and they can pick it up.)  (Facebook, 9/24/21)


The Chester Elks Lodge (164 Main Street, Chester) offers general relief supplies on Mon, Wed, and Sat from 3pm-6pm (starting Sat Sept 11 and going throughout the month of Sept.)    (Plumas News, 9/7/21)

The Quincy Seventh-Day Adventist Church (2333 Pine Street, Quincy) offers general relief supplies on Wed and Sun from 3pm-6pm (starting Sun Sept 12 and going throughout the month of Sept.) If you would like them to bring you supplies directly in Greenville on Sun Sept 19, leave a message for Nina at (530) 927-9001.  (Facebook, Updated 9/17/21)

The Greenville Southern Baptist Church has a recovery care center at 1540 North Valley Rd. (Danny Robinson's farm) for local residents to pick up hygiene, cleaning supplies, and other tools. You can call Pastor Terry for more information at (903) 787-6242. The Church will also have hot meals available Tues, Thurs, and Sat from 11am-2pm, starting Sept 14.  (Facebook, Updated 9/10/21)

Chico Children's Museum offers free admissions to families affected by the Dixie Fire. (proof of residency is required.)  (Facebook, 9/8/21)

Sacramento County free clothing closets, school supplies, and furniture programs. More information can be found at this website

Mt.Huff Golf Course will be holding a Greenville Fundraiser and community party on Sept 25, all day. More details available on the flyer at this link. (Facebook, 9/13/21)

Feather River Outdoors (373 Main St Quincy, CA 95971) is offering free bikes and free gravity and bottle filters while supplies last.  (Facebook & Facebook, 9/12/21)

Dixie Wildfire Distribution Center at the Elks Lodge 2626 on 164 Main St in Chester. It is open Mon, Wed, and Sat from 3pm-6pm throughout Sept.  (Facebook, 9/15/21)

There is now an ongoing, weekly Community Gatherings held at the Historic Taylorsville Hall every Friday, with social hour and potluck from 5-6pm and information sharing/question time to follow. The purpose of these gatherings is to bring the community together to share and receive information regarding the future of our community. (Facebook, 9/17/21)

There is a Rib Cook-Off to support victims of the Dixie Fire on Oct 2, 2021 from 11am-5pm at Plumas Pines Resort (3000 Almanor Drive West, Canyon Dam, CA.) Sponsored by Plumas Pines Resort & The Almanor Foundation.  (Facebook, 9/20/21) 

CA Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara is hosting a 2021 Wildfires Virtual Insurance Recovery Forum on Wed Sept 22 from 6pm-7pm, hosted by United Policyholders. You will need to register in advance by clicking this link.  (Flyer, 9/21/21)  

Sierra SBDC is hosting a Wildfire Recovery for Businesses webinar on Tues Sept 28 from 9am-10:30am on how to help your business recover from wildfire impacts and continued COVID-19 related challenges.  More information and the required advanced registration can be found at this link. (Facebook, 9/21/21) 

There is a Fire Survivor Give Away Event on Sunday Sept 26 from 9am-3pm at Evergreen Market (427 Crescent St in Greenville.)  (Supporters, please bring items to share at the event. Text or call 530-513-8003.) Free lunch is provided by Fiesta Fresh Grill from 12pm-3pm. (Facebook, 9/21/21)

Donations for Fire Victims will be distributed at the Chester Church of Christ (1182 Warner Valley Rd in Chester) from Tues - Sat 1am-1pm & 3pm-6pm, starting Thurs Sept 23. Any questions or offers of support, please contact Ken at 530-258-2057 or 951-294-7523. (Facebook, 9/21/21)

Stephen Murray is handing out propane to Dixie Fire Survivors at the Evergreen Market in Greenville - 5 Gallons per Family. Bring your empty and take a filled one. It will be Thursday Sept 23 from 9am-1pm and Sun Sept 26 from 9am-3pm. (Facebook, 9/22/21)


Animal-Related:

(Information about evacuating with animals is under the Shelter section.


Linked is a guide for preparing for evacuation with animals

Livestock & Ranchers: Wildfire Recovery Resources for Farmers, Ranchers, Livestock (CDFA); Resources for Livestock Operators Impacted by Fire  (UC ANR); and Resource for Small Landowners - Wildfire Recovery (UCCE)

The Facebook group Cowboy 911 is a worldwide group of people who pledge to offer assistance to others with livestock and pets in emergency situations. 

Food and various pet supplies are available for pick up at the Plumas County Animal Shelter at 201 N Mill Creek Rd in Quincy. Any questions can be answered by calling the shelter at (530) 283-3673.  (Facebook, 9/2/21)


Pet food and other supplies are available at no charge to anyone affected by the Dixie Fire at Pet Country Feed'N'Tack (362 Crescent St Quincy, CA 95971). More information is available at (530) 283-9605. (Facebook, 8/12/2021)

The Greenville Southern Baptist Church has cat and dog food during their hot meals program available Tues, Thurs, and Sat from 11am-2pm, starting Sept 14 and ending in Nov. Pick-up is located at 1540 North Valley Rd in Greenville (the Robinson Farm.) You can call Pastor Terry for more information at (903) 787-6242. (Facebook, 9/13/21)

The Lost & Found section of CareCliq is trying to reunite evacuees with their lost animals.   (Facebook, 9/7/21)  Plumas County Animal Services also posts about found/missing Dixie Fire animals on their Facebook. 



Meetings with Lawyers

(Meetings listed here are for informational purposes only and are not endorsements. The District Attorney and the California State Bar Association have offered a flyer with more information about how to protect yourself from unscrupulous attorneys. It is also suggested you ask previous PG&E fire victims their experience with attorneys, (check out the Facebook Fire Victims Law Firm Review group) and to do your own research on any attorney or firm.) 



Prescriptions:

(August 4 2021)

Quincy Pharmacy is currently working to get files transferred from Village Drug so you have somewhere to call to get your prescriptions filled or transferred. You can call 283-4545. 

For Seneca Healthcare District (SHD) - patients can take their prescription pill bottles to the pharmacy nearest their current location and request an emergency refill. All patients seeking refills for narcotics will need to go to the nearest walk-in or urgent care clinic for a new prescription. If assistance is needed to verify provider information and patient status; please contact their Clinic Manager at (530) 258-6973. (If you are sent to voicemail please leave your name, birthdate, who your provider is, and your preferred contact number.) 


Shelters & Housing:


The County is providing free transportation to shelters. Call (530) 283-6414. This line goes active for four hours after a mandatory evacuation has been issued.

List of Current Shelters

Several National Forest campgrounds were available for Dixie Fire evacuees free of charge but had limited services available. Make sure you read the notice and call Mt. Hough Ranger District at (530) 283-0555 for more information first. Additional campgrounds opened Sept 3.

Public traveling in or near evacuated areas should follow egress route directions identified in the evacuation notifications. Directions provided by mobile devices and GPS units could lead drivers into hazardous areas. Motorists are encouraged to call 1-800-427-7623 for highway information as roadway conditions remain dynamic.

For more information about the Dixie Fire, call (530) 255-4023 for the West Zone and (530) 289-6735 for the East Zone.

EmergencyRV provides emergency and transitional housing to displaced survivors of natural disasters. You can apply online here and more information is available on their website.   (Reference Sheet, 8/30/21) 

Some Reno Tahoe hotels with availability are offering discounts to evacuated residents and first responders. For the list of places visit this website.

Apartment List Home Bridge is offering displaced families help to find a safe place through the end of the year.  (Currently they have apartments in San Francisco available as free-of-charge.) Please visit their website for more information.


Mental & Physical Health:


If you need to talk to someone immediately to help you through this, please call or text the Disaster Distress Helpline at 1-800-985-5990. Available in English, Spanish, and ASL (available at the website.) Si necesitas hablar con alguien inmediato para que lo ayude con la situación del incendio por favor llame o envía un mensaje de texto a Disaster Distress Helpline al número 1-800-985-5990, presiona “2” para español. Disponible en Inglés, Español y ASL (disponible en el sitio web).

Your Emotional and Physical Well-Being After a Fire (CDC)

Emotional Health After a Disaster (Red Cross)

A Guided Activity Workbook for Children, Families, and Teachers and a second Guided Activity Workbook (Children's Psychological Health Center)

Guide to Fire Safety, Prevention, and Recovery (Virginia Tech's R.E.A.A.C.T. Team) 

Senior Life (Plumas District Hospital) offers free consultations for seniors. You can call (530) 283-7131.

Plumas County Behavioral Health

Plumas Crisis Intervention and Resource Center

Plumas Rural Services

MySonomaStrong.com is a self-help service designed to help survivors who have experienced a recent disaster learn more about post-disaster stress and cope more effectively with the effects of the disaster. (This site is not intended to replace professional counseling.)

CalOES has resources for recovery, including guides and information about how to protect your physical health such as when cleaning up wildfire ash.  

There is a Support Group for Women impacted by the fires on Wednesdays from 10am-12pm on Aug 25 - Sept 29 2021 with Facilitators Rev Kendrah Fredricksen, Anne Gaudet, and Jill Purdue at the Our Savior Lutheran Church (298 E High St, Quincy CA). (The support group is not church affiliated.)   (Flyer, 8/24/21)

The Dixie Fire Discussion, Support and Resources Facebook group provides information and support for Dixie fire survivors from previous fire survivors from PG&E fires.

Listos offers a First Aid Kit for Your Mind. (Also available in other languages.)

The Dixie Fire Stories Facebook group provides a place to share personal experiences about the Dixie Fire. You can also share your story with California Chronicles, a diverse collection of stories that shine a light on the invaluable experiences and contributions of older Californians.  


Donations:

 

Thank you for your support during this tragedy. The Library is currently not taking any book donations. Monetary donations for the library can be mailed to Quincy Library at 445 Jackson St. Quincy CA 95971 or brought to the Front Desk. (Please make checks payable to Plumas County Library; please put Greenville Donation on the memo line.) Our lovely County Library neighbors in El Dorado also created a GoFundMe page for our Library specifically.

Items related to the evacuees (food, clothing, etc) should be donated to one of the locations below.

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Thank you to all the community members who have asked how you can help those affected by the fires in Plumas County. For questions about donations, please email DixieFireDonations@countyofplumas.com.

If you are donating clothing please make sure it is washed and in good condition; it would also be helpful to volunteers if you sort it by size and label it.

Items:

Quincy Thrift & Company is taking donations (including laundered and in good repair towels, bedding, clothing, camping gear, toiletries.) Please text or leave a message at 530-927-8279 for assistance.

The Grange Hall (in Quincy) is serving as a pop-up center for evacuees. For more information call (530) 927-9833.

The Facebook group Rebuilding Greenville often has requests or suggestions for specific items, as does the Help, Adoption, Resource & Aide Facebook group for Dixie, Caldor, Beckwourth, and Colfax fire survivors. This growing google doc offers items, shelter, etc to those in need from the fires.

Mimi and friends are making beanies for winter warmth to distribute to Dixie Fire survivors. Please mail completed beanies to: Mimi’s Momentary Bliss 101 W. American Canyon Rd STE 508-203 American Canyon, CA 94503. (Facebook, 8/31/21)


If you are in Indian Valley and can help do deliveries or if you need a delivery to a donation site please give the on site manager Rick a call at (530) 816-9079.  (Facebook)

The Facebook group Greeting Cards for People Who Need Something Positive Sent Their Way! create cards to send to Fire survivors.

                                                                                                                                                                           

Money:

Plumas Crisis Intervention and Resource Center - this is set up through Plumas Bank; to donate, reach out to your branch of Plumas Bank and simply request to make a donation to the Dixie Fire Relief Fund, or mail it to PCIRC c/o Ohana House  at PO Box 3005, Quincy, CA 95971 earmarked for this fund. You can also donated directly through their website by clicking this link.

The Almanor Foundation Wildfire Relief Fund

Dixie Fire-Help Indian Valley Community - GoFundMe created by Miranda Hald and Michelle Clement (Plumas News)

The Common Good Community Foundation, has established a matching fund to assist all local communities impacted by the Dixie Fire.  All donations will be distributed to Plumas County agencies involved in directly assisting communities and individuals most affected by the fire. Donations are tax deductible and can be made via the foundation’s website at commongoodplumas.org or by mailing donations to: The Common Good Community Foundation  Dixie Fire Matching Fund  364 Johnsville Road, Graeagle, CA 96103. Cash or check donations can also be dropped off from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday at The Lost Sierra Chamber & Visitor Center 8989 Highway 89, Suites 2 & 3 Blairsden, CA 96103. They are entering their third round of matching funds. (Plumas News; Updated 8/30/21)

Plumas County Office of Education (PCOE) will be accepting donations to support all students, staff, and families of all public, private, and charter schools within our county.  Gifts may be directed to specific support, schools, or initiatives. While all donations are greatly appreciated, displaced families may have needs such as gas, or food, rather than items that may be difficult to transport or that may take up additional space in shelters and/or motel rooms.  Directed monetary or gift card donations may be sent to PCOE attn: Dixie Fire Donations, 50 Church Street, Quincy, CA 95971. Please do not send cash, and remember to include your name and mailing address, so that we may provide a letter for tax deduction purposes.  General donations to support students, staff, and families of all public, private, and charter schools within our county may also be made online via the PCOE Dixie Fire Relief Fund.   (Plumas News)

A local resident has organized a Dixie Fire Relief Facebook group for members to share their links or those of other community members who have been impacted. The "Adopt A Dixie Fire Family" group is for families and people that are from Greenville, Canyon Dam, Indian Valley, Janesville and other surrounding areas that have lost their homes in the Dixie Fire.

Individual victims and families are setting up GoFundMe pages too. To prevent falling for scams, they are being vetted and campaigns are putting up on the Sierra Institute site (which also cuts the GoFundMe service fees) and the Dixie Fire Relief site.  (Plumas News)

Plumas Rural Services (PRS) is receiving and administering Dixie Fire donations, which will provide $500 per household in the form of a prepaid credit card for Greenville residents who have lost their homes. Applications may be downloaded from the agency’s website or filled out at PRS’s main office at 711 E. Main Street in Quincy.  Funds are available on a first-come, first-served basis until the GoFundMe campaign donations are exhausted. Recipients will be required to provide identification and the address of their lost home to verify eligibility. For more information go to www.plumasruralservices.org or call 530-283-2735. Supporters looking to send donations to victims in addition to those covered by the GoFundMe campaign can send monetary donations to Plumas Rural Services, Attn: Dixie Fire Victims, 711 E. Main Street, Quincy, CA 95971. All proceeds received by PRS via both methods will go directly to victims of the Dixie Fire. PRS is waiving all costs for financial management as well as directly covering the fees for preloading credit cards to distribute to victims.  (Plumas News; 8/10/21)

The Salvation Army is serving 700 to 800 meals every day at Lassen Community College and Lassen High School shelters. The best way to aid The Salvation Army in its immediate and long-term recovery efforts is making a monetary gift; donations are used to provide food, temporary housing assistance, help in rebuilding homes, and much more. Those who are interested in becoming an Emergency Disaster Services volunteer can begin the process here. (Plumas News; 8/11/21)

If you would like to support veterinarian and surgery costs, please consider making a monetary donation to the GoFundMe set up by a veterinarian working with Plumas County Animal Services.  (Plumas News; 8/20/21)


Scam Alerts:


Information from the Plumas County DA on how to avoid contractor scams can be found here.

Beware Post-Wildfire Scams - from FEMA (and more from FEMA here), from the University of California Cooperative Extension, and from the FCC.

Individual victims and families are setting up GoFundMe pages too. To prevent falling for scams, they are being vetted and campaigns are putting up on the Sierra Institute site (which also cuts the GoFundMe service fees) and the Dixie Fire Relief site.  (Plumas News, 8/11/21)

PG&E is reporting scammers are trying to tell people in the Dixie Fire footprint that their power will be shut off for nonpayment and to pay over the phone. PG&E will never ask for your financial information over the phone or via email. Other warning signs include threats to disconnect, request for immediate payment or prepaid cards, refund or rebate offers, and will spoof authentic numbers. Customers should immediately hang up and call PG&E Customer Service at 1-800-743-5000 to confirm details about their account and report the scammers. (Plumas News, 8/26/21) More information about common scams related to the company can be found on their website.

The CA Dept of Insurance offers tips to avoid being victimized by an insurance scam.