Fire Relief Fund
2017: ROTARY 5130 FIRE RELIEF FUND EXPANDS TO SUPPORT VICTIMS OF THE NAPA, LAKE, SONOMA AND MENDOCINO COUNTY FIRES
The Lake Area Rotary Club Fire Relief Fund (LARCA) has expanded its fire relief efforts to now include the Napa, Sonoma, Lake and Mendocino County Fire victims. The fund, established by the Lake County Rotary clubs in 2015 after a series of fires ravaged through the community including the devastating Valley Fire, raised nearly $1 Million. These funds have been successfully deployed to the businesses and residents that suffered so much loss as a result of the devastation that occurred in Lake County over the last couple years. The funds raised have covered a multitude of areas of need in the County from work with kids, to seniors, to housing, to shelter support,to grief counseling services and much more.
The flagship program, the Business Recovery Grant Program, provided over $250,000 in assistance to small businesses affected by the fires. “Small business is the heart of a community and our Rotary committee quickly realized there was a need to help them get their doors back open as quickly as possible and keep them open. We began deploying funds to this program almost immediately and this was a cornerstone in rebuilding our communities.” stated Dirk Slooten, Chair of the LARCA Fire Relief Fund. He goes on to state “with the onslaught of these new and incredibly devastating fires in our neighboring counties, it’s now time to take that knowledge and experience we gained here in Lake County and now expand it to help others.”
The Rotary 5130 Fire Relief Fund is now accepting cash donations to support those in Napa, Sonoma, Lake and Mendocino counties.
For more information on the fund or to donate online, go to www.larca5130.org. Questions can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also mail a check payable to:
“LARCA Fire Relief”
PO Box 2921
Clearlake CA 95422
501c3 Non-‐Profit # 46-‐1149482