About Firebrand Collective

“Firebrand – noun: a person or group who is passionate about a particular cause, typically inciting change and taking radical action.”

Our Mission

Firebrand Resiliency Collective supports community solutions for long-term recovery, resilience, and preparedness in the face of natural disasters.

Our Vision & Values

Creating resilient communities to better confront a changing climate, by placing affected populations at the center of transformative action.

Respond
Creatively

Using innovative and diverse tools to meet an evolving situation.

 

Reimagine
Inclusively

Focusing on vitality, equity, diversity, and accessibility.

Return
Appropriately

Restoring displaced populations to a safe environment in a timely manner.

Rebuild
Sustainably​

Advocating for resilient technologies that are adapted to climate change.

Our Story

Born in the chaotic days following the devastation of the Almeda Fire, Firebrand Resiliency Collective is the result of people taking a moment to step back from providing direct relief to ask, “What comes next?” We are fire-affected residents and business owners, organizers and activists, farmers, builders, retirees, and essential workers who share a direct stake in—and a concern for—our community’s future. We are, like our valley, a mix of cultures and backgrounds. We have all been affected in one way or another by this cataclysmic event, but we will not be defined by it.

In the face of unimaginable loss, we are choosing hope. It is our nonprofit mission to respond to an evolving situation with concrete ideas for how we can protect our vital community from rampant speculation and unchecked economic gentrification, affect change and inclusion within our local recovery process, and move forward in a way that serves all of us who call this valley our home. The rebuild effort provides a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to work together, redress historical inequities, and grow our communities in a way that meets the needs of residents and businesses alike. It is our love of place that unites us, and our common sense and common goals that will lead us forward as we rebuild our valley. Please. Join us.

Partners

Our mission and work would not be possible without GENEROUS SUPPORT from our funders :

We also appreciate the financial support of individuals, local businesses, and community members like you!

Our partners in this recovery work include:

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