CZU August Lightning Complex Fire:

What We're Doing

On August 16, a large group of wildfires caused by lightning strikes burned through mountains in San Mateo and north Santa Cruz Counties. This is officially known by Cal Fire as the CZU August Lightning Complex Fire. It has burned over 86,000 acres and destroyed over 900 structures throughout Bonny Doon, Big Basin, Boulder Creek, Ben Lomond, Brookdale, and Felton.

As wildfire evacuees return to their areas, they are faced with cleanup, repairs, and in some cases, burned down homes. ReGeneration Church is continuing to provide aid through financial support, supplies, and helpers.

If you would like to help in the relief effort, the main way right now is to donate. (Note that Samaritan's Purse is no longer meeting at Felton Bible Church.) There may be opportunities to participate directly in the coming months.

Contact Reeve Lively for more info.


Valley Churches United has been a key organization in providing financial aid to wildfire victims in the area. They are a grassroots organization serving the needs of low-income residents in the San Lorenzo Valley and Scotts Valley. Visit their website here. You can also continue to donate to our church's wildfire relief fund on our website.