October 18, 2017 – Grass Valley Police Chaplains and local community leaders have partnered together to organize the Community Disaster Response Fund to help those in Nevada County devastated by the local fires.

The latest report includes 22 homes destroyed plus 55 additional out buildings (garages, barns and working shops etc).  Police Officers and Sheriff’s Deputies conducted house to house searches to evacuate residents.  One incident included two officers ordering a woman and her older mother from their home as the fire approached.  As the four sped away, fire swept across the road, fire-brands bounced off the windshield and made visibility almost impossible.  In the rearview mirror, they saw the house engulfed in flame and explode in a fireball.

Your donations are urgently needed & appreciated for our friends and neighbors.  All contributions should be made payable to “First Response Chaplains” under account 611026951 and deposited at any branch of Tri-Counties Bank.  “First Response Chaplains is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, so all donations are tax deductible with your deposit receipt.

UPDATE: You can now donate online via Paypal

100% of all donations will go directly to verified victims as determined by the oversight committee.  Thank you for partnering with us to help our great community.

About Community Disaster Response Fund for Nevada County

What is the purpose of the Disaster Response Fund?

To provide assistance to residents of Nevada County. This Disaster Response Fund seeks to assist those facing hardship by providing direct monetary aid to people who have suffered loss as a result of the fires.

What type of assistance will be given?

Relief will be disbursed in the form of cash grants. Grants will be awarded by committee determination and are intended to meet immediate needs for clothing, shelter, transportation, food, and/or home cleanup and repair. Grants will be given based on available funds.

Those determined to have the greatest need will be given a higher priority in the process.

Who is eligible to apply?

Any resident of Nevada County who, as a result of the 2017 wildfires, was:

  • Displaced from his/her home
  • Has suffered a loss to his/her home
  • Has suffered a financial hardship because of the fire (loss of income/employment, vehicle, etc.)

What is the application process for a grant?

Applications are available at the Grass Valley Police Department front office or on their Facebook page.

Editor’s note: You can download the application directly here.

•The application is one page, front and back.
•All applications must include proof of address.
•Only one application per household is permitted.
•Return completed application by email to sbarger@gvpd.net or drop off/mail to GVPD @ 129 S. Auburn Street, Grass Valley, CA. 95945
•DEADLINE TO APPLY: All applications must be received November 30, 2017.

Oversight Committee:

Greg Fowler, community leader
Sue Horne, community leader
Mike Bratton, community leader
Dan Prout, community leader
Toby Nelson, police chaplain
Sam Barger, police chaplain

3 replies on “Community Disaster Response Fund for Nevada County – Donate or Apply now”

    1. The information to send donations is in the story. The fund was just set up, I’m sure they’re working on having online donation capabilities shortly.

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