Santa Rosa, CA – August 28, 2020 – Residents affected by the Walbridge and Meyers fires can entry restoration providers and assets at two Native Help Facilities (LACs) starting Saturday, Aug. 29. Each LACs will present the identical assets to residents, together with help with changing paperwork (equivalent to drivers licenses, identification playing cards and important data), accessing monetary assets, rebuilding info and the insurance coverage claims course of. Non-profits can be on-hand to help with useful resource coordination however is not going to be issuing reward playing cards. The west county LAC is on the Bank of America in Guerneville (16390 Major St.) and the north county LAC is on the Healdsburg Excessive Faculty health club (1024 Prince St.). Hours on Saturday, August 29, are 1 to 7 p.m. Beginning Sunday, August 30, hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. every day by September 4. The LACs may stay open after this date if wanted. With assets shifting to LACs, the Group Level of Distribution (CPODs) for residents re-entering burn areas will shut on the finish of the day immediately. Re-entry assets can be obtainable on the LAC places beginning Saturday. Language entry providers, together with Spanish interpretation, can be obtainable on the LACs. To adjust to security procedures to forestall the unfold of Covid-19, all guests should put on facial coverings and socially distance from others. Authorities companies and non-profit organizations can be obtainable on the LACs in-person and nearly to reply questions, refer residents to restoration assets and take purposes to find out eligibility for packages and advantages. Companies are open to all residents, no matter immigration standing. The companies on the LACs will embody: County Clerk-Recorder will present help with the evaluation calamity declare type, voter registration and important data. Companies may also be obtainable nearly. Allow Sonoma will present info to assist property homeowners perceive the allowing course of for restoration and rebuilding. Environmental Well being will present particles elimination info and returning residence paperwork. Digital: Financial Growth Board can be obtainable to help native companies. Human Companies Division will present a wide range of providers together with Grownup Companies, Employment Companies and Financial Help. California State Companies: California Workplace of Emergency Companies Division of Motor Autos for these needing identification or driver licenses. Employment Growth Division for help with purposes for unemployment advantages. Non Revenue and Group Organizations: Sonoma County Group Organizations Energetic in Disasters (COAD) is coordinating non-profit group participation on the LACs. The COAD is a coalition of non-profit organizations that got here collectively in response to the 2017 Fires and is reactivating to answer neighborhood wants from this catastrophe. A few of the collaborating organizations embody Catholic Charities, Latino Service Suppliers, Group Motion Partnership Sonoma County and Corazon Healdsburg. The Small Enterprise Growth Heart can be obtainable nearly. Federal Companies: FEMA representatives can be obtainable to help survivors with their FEMA catastrophe help registrations. Survivors can register 3 ways: go to disasterassistance.gov, obtain the app to a smartphone or pill, or contact (800) 621-3362. An inventory of collaborating LAC companies and different restoration assets will quickly be obtainable at SoCoEmergency.org/walbridge-meyers-lac/. This press launch was produced by the Metropolis of Benicia. The views expressed are the creator’s personal.