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Donation to Physicians for a Healthy California to Aid Wildfire Relief

Nov 29, 2018

To assist California’s medical community as they embark on wildfire relief efforts, NORCAL is making a donation to Physicians for a Healthy California, the non-profit arm of the California Medical Association. Funds will go directly to fire relief efforts—including continuity of care (mobile medical clinics) and ongoing re-building initiatives.

The recent California Wildfires have impacted thousands of Californians, destroying many homes, businesses and medical practices. We want to provide as many resources as possible to aid in recovery:

  • Our risk management team has gathered an array of resources for medical practices dealing with wildfire-related issues.
  • For policyholders in Butte, Los Angeles, and Ventura counties, premium payments due between Nov. 15 and Dec. 16, 2018, will be extended to Dec. 17.
  • For those who may wish to offer assistance, we’ve compiled a list of organizations accepting donations or in-kind support:

Sierra Sacramento Valley Medical Society. SSVMS is accepting tax deductible donations to help impacted physicians from Butte-Glenn Medical Society in Northern California. Send a secure donation via PayPal and type “Fire Relief” under Special Instructions. SSVMS is also collecting gift cards (Target, Costco, etc. so they can purchase exactly what they need). One hundred percent of donations will directly support physicians affected by the wildfire.

American Red Cross. To make a financial donation, visit their website, call 800.RED CROSS or text CAWILDFIRES to 90999 to make a $10 donation for those in need.

Global Giving. To make a financial donation, visit their website or text GIVE 36594 to 80100 to donate $10 to California Wildfire Relief Fund.

Salvation Army. To make a financial donation, visit, call 1.800.SAL ARMY.

Los Angeles County Animal Care Foundation seeks donations to assist with feeding, sheltering and providing medical care for displaced pets and other animals including horses. They’re also looking for residents to foster animals to help free up shelters; more information on fostering can be found here.

Additional organizations and support efforts can be found on government and information websites.