Wildfires are devastating communities across California, causing more than 300,000 people to evacuate their homes and threatening many more. The Camp Fire in Northern California -- one of three blazing across the state -- is the most destructive in state history. We want to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you find access to shelter. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know the most effective ways to contribute.
To unite people and organizations with passion, expertise and resources to create more opportunities for a better life.
Our Core Values: What we hold important ...
Results Oriented :We have a strong commitment to high level, sustainable impact. We listen and respondto the needs of our communities with flexibility and nimbleness.Our decisions and actions conform not only to planned outcomes, but also to applicable legal and fiscal requirements.We publicly account for our performance and results.
Servant Leadership : We use our influence to advance the common good and to inspire others to join theUnited Way movement.We provide support and advocacy to address underlying conditions. We are focused, bold and courageous.
Turned Outward: We use communities as the first frame of reference and we infuse this perspective into all that we do.Community aspirations guide our priorities and our actions. We are committed to a United Way that is relevant to its people, its community, and the times.
Collaborative: We believe in the power of a shared vision and mutual support/accountabilities.We work with the assumption that individuals and groups are willing and able to make positive contributions to solving complex community problems.
Inclusive and Diverse: We respect and embrace the engagement of people of all levels.We develop an environment that holds opportunities for all.
Learning and Innovation: We use creativity to generate new insights, opportunities and solutions.We demonstrate continuous learning and adaptability.We anticipate and respond to changing conditions.We leverage ambiguity and uncertainty.
Trust : We demonstrate caring, and we communicate with transparency and respect.We honor commitments and take responsibility for our promises and our actions.Resources that communities contribute to United Way are wisely invested and managed.