Redwood Credit Union Creates 2017 North Bay Fire Relief Fund

Redwood Credit Union (RCU) is accepting donations to assist those impacted by the North Bay fires. Anyone can make a secure donation online at or at any of RCU’s 17 North Bay and San Francisco locations.

RCU’s North Bay Fire Relief Fund has been established by RCU Community Fund, in partnership with Redwood Credit Union, Senator Mike McGuire, and The Press Democrat. RCU is paying all administrative costs, so 100% of your tax deductible donations will directly aid fire victims and relief efforts. Donors can choose to designate their support to all four counties impacted (Sonoma, Napa, Mendocino or Lake), or they can choose to support an individual county.

Contributions to the fund may be made securely online via credit card, or at any RCU location via deposit, transfer, or checks payable to the RCU Community Fund (with “2017 North Bay Fire Relief” in memo line along with a note with “All” or the county they wish to support). Checks may also be mailed to RCU Community Fund, P.O. Box 6104, Santa Rosa, CA 95406.

“Our hearts go out to everyone affected by the fires,” said Brett Martinez, RCU’s president and CEO. “We’re supporting our Members, employees and communities in a variety of way with their financial needs. We’re also accepting financial donations for the fire relief efforts and victims of these devastating fires.”

Companies have expressed interest in supporting the North Bay Fire Relief Fund. There are two levels of partnership for those interested in donating at a corporate partnership level.

  • The Corporate Leader: For companies interested in donating $200,000 or greater from your organization, and committed to raising funds for the fire relief through your business
  • The Community Supporter: For companies wanting to donate between $100,000-$199,000 and committed to raising funds for fire relief through your business

Companies interested in donating at this level can contact RCU at: (707) 545-4000 or (800) 479-7928.

“We know there’s a long road ahead, but the message to those who have lost so much is this—your community cares and is with you. We’re here to help,” Martinez added.

About Redwood Credit Union

Founded in 1950, Redwood Credit Union is a full-service financial institution providing personal and business banking to consumers and businesses in the North Bay and San Francisco. RCU offers complete financial services including checking and savings accounts, auto and home loans, credit cards, online and mobile banking, business services, commercial and SBA lending, wealth management and investment services, and more. The Credit Union also offers insurance and discount auto sales through their wholly-owned subsidiary. RCU has over $3.6 billion in assets and serves nearly 300,000 Members with 17 full-service branches from San Francisco to Ukiah, more than 30,000 fee-free network ATMs nationwide, and free online and mobile banking. For more information, call 1 (800) 479-7928, visit, or follow RCU on Facebook at and Twitter at @Redwoodcu for news and updates.