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.
The ToolBank stewards an inventory of tools for lending to charitable organizations to increase the impact of their mission-related efforts in the community.
The ToolBank lends tools to charitable organizations that prove charitable intent. Tools may be borrowed for up to eight weeks. The use of ToolBank equipment for personal benefit is prohibited. All visitation to the ToolBank is by appointment only. Following successful online registration with their local ToolBank, the charitable organization becomes a ToolBank Member Agency. To obtain tools, a Member Agency representative submits their tool order online no less than two business days from the time they wish to pick up the tools. Tool orders may be made up to 120 days in advance, and once approved, the ToolBank guarantees availability of your requested tools. The Member Agency pays a Tool Handling Fee, calculated by the following formula: Total retail value of borrowed tools X number of weeks borrowed x 3%