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Community support during emergencies

Donate gas cards, gift cards, and direct cash donations

The Community Organizations Active in Disasters (COAD), Sonoma County’s collective is promoting donations through gift cards and direct cash donations as they are the best way to support families and individuals in need and displaced, especially during the difficult COVID times.

Gift card programs:

Cash donation programs:

COAD is additionally encouraging supporting our local economy by purchasing gift cards from local restaurants and to support your local Community Based Organizations who provide local support services, as well.


Charitable donations

During emergencies, hundreds of community nonprofit agencies do an incredible job supporting people in need in our county. We are hearing from residents that they would like to donate funds to help with the work.

To help with the work, we encourage you to donate what you can to your favorite local nonprofit or one of the following organizations that provide grants and funding to local nonprofits and community members.


Donating blood is always a plus in any crisis. Now is no exception. There is an urgent need to replenish blood supplies in Sonoma County. To donate, visit vitalant.org to make an appointment.


Use your voice. Get educated about the COVID-19 emergency and share information with your friends and social media network. Be a voice for how others can be there for each other during this pandemic and tell your friends and family about how they can get vaccinated. Find out more about COVID-19 in Sonoma County at socoemergency.org.