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SANTA ROSA (April 17, 2019) – Eighteen months after devastating wildfires ripped through Northern and Southern California, the American Red Cross has awarded more than $3 million in donated dollars to fund community-based recovery services. Jenny Chamberlain, representing James Gore, Sonoma County Board of Supervisors, District 4 and Tom Schwedhelm, Mayor of the City of Santa Rosa joined a Grantee Award Ceremony today hosted by the American Red Cross at the chapter offices in Santa Rosa.
The 2017 California Wildfires Community Recovery Grants Program was launched to support established non-profits best able to address the needs of the most vulnerable survivors. Grants were awarded to 16 organizations who provide support in the areas of behavioral and spiritual care, funding to address unmet needs, outreach, recovery services, and repair and rebuild services. The following is a list of the organizations honored at the ceremony:
- California Lutheran University
- Ceres Community Project
- Community Action Plan of Sonoma County
- Council on Aging
- First 5 / Trauma Resource Institute
- Foodbank of Santa Barbara
- Healthcare Foundation of Northern Sonoma County
- Hope Crisis Response Network
- HOPE Worldwide
- Individuals Now, Social Advocates for Youth
- Integrative Healers Action Network
- Integrative Medical Clinic Foundation
- Latino Service Providers
- North Coast Opportunities – Lake County and Mendocino County
- On the Move
- UpValley Family Centers of Napa County
“The 2017 California Wildfires Recovery Program continues to provide vital services and financial assistance to our communities in Northern and Southern California that were the most affected by the 2017 wildfires and 2018 debris flow,” says Anne E. Reynolds, Executive Director, California Wildfire Recovery Program. “It is the generosity of each donor that allows us to support recovery efforts long after a disaster. Together with community organizations, we can continue to provide hope and help.”
Learn more about the 2017 California Wildfires Recovery program here: https://www.redcross.org/about-us/our-work/disaster-relief/wildfire-relief/california-wildfires-october-2017-relief-information/long-term-recovery-program.html
ONGOING RECOVERY EFFORTS
The Red Cross raised $29.3 million, including the value of critical donated goods and services, to help people affected by the 2017 California Wildfires.
A year after the devasting 2017 California Wildfires, the Red Cross had already programmed approximately $18.9 million on emergency relief and recovery efforts The remaining funds are now being used to help with unmet needs for individuals and families impacted by the 2017 wildfires, as part of the 2017 California Wildfires Community Recovery Grants Program.
Read the 2017 California Wildfires One-Year Update here: https://www.redcross.org/content/dam/redcross/enterprise-assets/pdfs/ca-wildfires-one-year-update.pdf
About American Red Cross of the California Northwest
With office locations in Humboldt, Lake, Mendocino, Napa, and Sonoma counties, the American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, visit our web site at redcross.org/calnw or call us at 707.577.7600. You may also find us on Facebook and Twitter.