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Support the North Bay Fire Victims

Posted by Erendira Garcia on

Dear Sports Basement Customers:

          We have had a heartwarming and inspiring response in donations from you. Together, we have supported hundreds of people affected by the fires. Thank you so much. We continue to work hard to make sure the donations get to the shelters and people in need.

          With our store in Santa Rosa, we have many people on the front lines of this horrible devastation. Increasingly, we have learned that the best way to serve these people is cash and gift card donations. The shelters and nonprofits know exactly what they need, and the stores in the area have the logistics and skill to serve these communities most effectively.

          We are now encouraging cash donations to shelters and charitable agencies as well as gift cards. From their experiences in talking with the victims of the fires, we are offering our North Bay customers 25% off everything in our Santa Rosa store so that they can purchase essential supplies such as sleeping bags, flashlights, tents, shoes, socks and clothing. If you would like to support that effort, you can purchase gift cards on our website or in any of our stores. We will make certain the cards get to those in need in the North Bay.

          It’s a fluid situation. The needs may change again and we will keep you updated on how your support can be most impactful.

Thank you,

Eric Prosnitz

CEO, Sports Basement

(North Bay charities and shelters please click here to see the list of the donations from Sports Basement customers. All items are new.)


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17 comments


  • Hi, Mike. I called the Sports Basement in Berkeley and they confirmed that they are NOT accepting used camping supplies.

    Iris on

  • Thank you to everyone who has donated to the North Bay fire victims. We are proud to be part of these incredibly supportive communities and to be a source of support and resources for those who need it.

    Erendira @ SB on

  • Thank you so much for your assistance. I was overwhlemed by the support of your staff at the Santa Rosa store. Tjry were able to help me and my agency obtain much needed supplies for our community. Each day we have been to the evacuation centers and thanks to people like you and your team, we are able to provide much needed crisis items.
    Sportsbasement is what is right for our community right now!
    Sincerly,
    David Perez
    Regional Site Director,
    NORTH BAY VETERANS RESOURCE CENTER

    David PEREZ on

  • Thank you for your transparent and necessary work, and for including your customers so thoroughly! The hardest part of disasters like this is wanting to help and either not knowing how, or feeling so remote from the effort. This empowers the community and gives everyone a very real part in the recovery and healing. Thank you!

    Susan Timpano on

  • Are you accepting clean/used camping supplies? Tents, sleeping bags, coolers, chairs camp stove etc.

    Mike on


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