GoFundMe.Org Announces Local Partnerships to Help Central and Imperial Valley Families Prepare for Extreme Weather Events

by June 7, 2024

GoFundMe.org, a nonprofit, charitable partner to GoFundMe, has announced local partnerships with Comite Civico del Valle (CCV) and Central California Environmental Justice Network (CCEJN), to launch a weather resilience program for low-income households in California’s Central and Imperial Valleys.

GoFundMe.org’s Weather Resilience Fund will fund this effort. GoFundMe.org launched the Weather Resilience Fund in May 2024 to support community resilience efforts, ensuring that vulnerable communities can better adapt to increasingly intense weather conditions and weather-fueled natural disasters

As local implementation partners for the program, CCV and CCEJN will identify program recipients and oversee the process of equipping approximately 250 low-income households with air purifiers, water filtration devices, and ductless mini-split air conditioners. 

“The San Joaquin Valley is one of the most vulnerable regions in the country to extreme heat and climate change, as well as historic environmental injustices,” said Nayamin Martinez, Executive Director for CCEJN. “We’re excited to partner with GoFundMe.org to provide our communities with safe drinking water, improved indoor air quality, and heat relief.”

CCV is a 501 (c)(3) organization based in Imperial County, California that works to improve the lives of disadvantaged communities by informing, educating, and engaging the community´s civic participation. CCEJN’s mission is to eliminate negative environmental impacts in low-income communities and communities of color in California’s Central Valley.

GoFundMe.org accepts tax-deductible donations to the Weather Resilience Fund to support the expansion of this program and other community-based resilience projects in the United States.