Pay It Forward

2020 has been a year of tremendous impacts locally, statewide, country wide and globally. In response, Mad River Community Hospital (MRCH) wants to make a tangible difference this holiday season by helping our neighbors recently affected by the devastating fires during a historic global pandemic. We ask you to help us continue to put the Community in Mad River Community Hospital.

MRCH Staff are encouraged to make a monetary tax deductible donation or donate gift cards from local small businesses that can supply those affected by the fires with items they may need. This includes, but is not limited to basic necessities, food, camping supplies, school supplies, and pet supplies. Administration has pledged to match employee contributions up to $10,000.

Our monetary tax deductible donations will be going to Pay It Forward Humboldt* who have been working with those individuals and families affected by the Slater Fire in  Siskiyou  & Del Norte County and the August Complex Trinity County Fire.
Want to get involved too? Donations to Pay it Forward Humboldt can be made here:

Are you a Mad River Community Hospital Employee and want to donate directly to Pay it Forward Humboldt? Please bring proof of your monetary donation to the Administration Reception to have your donation count toward our Hospital efforts.

To make a monetary donation or drop off gift cards call: Jacqueline Martin @ 822-7220 ext. 4153, or bring monetary donations to the Administration Reception. We will be collecting monetary donations from
10/29/2020 – 11/26/2020


Our Hospital has been blessed with so much support and community help during this Pandemic. In gratitude we wish to return the favor in time for the Holiday Season. Please join us in giving.
Then, Now, Always We’re in this TOGETHER.


Small Businesses are our neighbors in the Community.
By buying local small business gift cards and certificates from places that carry items families may need makes this a community effort.
Here is a list of suggested small businesses in our community to buy from.

Know a business that should be on this list? Contact Jacqueline Martin 822-7220 ext 4153 
Small Businesses by Industry 

Clothing Stores
Slate Boutique - Mckinleyville
Humboldt Trademark & Outfitters - Arcata
Plaza Shoe Shop - Arcata
Blue Ox Boutique - Eureka
Bev’s Real Kids - Eureka
Annie’s Shoes - Eureka
Belle Starr - Eureka
Picky Picky Picky Inc. - Eureka
Blend Boutique - Fortuna

Wildberries Marketplace - Arcata
Eureka Natural Foods - Eureka, McKinleyville
North Coast Co-Op - Eureka, Arcata
Murphys's Market - Arcata, Eureka, Mckinleyville, Trinidad
Camping Equipment
Adventures Edge - Arcata
Pacific Outfitters - Eureka
Sport & Cycle - Eureka, Fortuna

Home Goods 
Funk Shui - Mckinleyville
Moore's Sleep World - Fortuna, Eureka, McKinleyville

Pet Supplies 
A&L Feed & Pet Supply - McKinleyville
Myrtle Avenue Pet Center - Eureka
Fin-N-Feather - Eureka
Nilsen Company - Eureka
Main Street Feed - Fortuna

Pay It Forward Humboldt Mission: The mission of Pay It Forward Humboldt is to provide help, healing, and hope in times of crisis. With our fault lines, flood zones, and dense forests, Northern California is a hotbed for natural disaster. Pay It Forward Humboldt provides efficient intake, organization, and distribution of necessary emergency supplies to victims of crisis, without creating the secondary disaster of piles of unusable donations. Our vision is to offer immediate HELP to those in need. We provide HEALING through community outreach & fundraisers that support one another. We provide HOPE by paying it forward and encouraging others to pay it forward alongside us. Our nonprofit is 100% volunteer operated.