Carr Fire Business Recovery Fund
We in Redding are in the midst of the "Carr Fire", a wildfire that has decimated our community. As the 6th most devastating wildfire in California history (and climbing), currently having destroyed more than 1,500 structures, it will take us quite sometime to recover.
This disaster has hit some in our business community
As our colleagues have shared from similar experience in other communities recently stricken by natural disasters, what our businesses will need now and over the next 6 months is financial support. They are hurting from forced closures, displaced employees unable to work, and business slowing with the smoke and distraction of the fire. We have begun to raise funds through our foundation, the "Forward Redding Foundation", to be given to local businesses adversely effected by the fire in the form of "business recovery grants". These one-time grants will be vetted by a small grant committee and distributed in increments up-to $5,000. The goal is to help our businesses bridge the gap created by the financial hardships related to the crisis.
Here are the top two ways you can help:
1) Make a financial contribution to this "Small Business Recovery Fund".
2) Please help us to get the word out within the state, regional, and national network of Chambers that the Redding Chamber of Commerce is seeking contributions at this time.
Here is some additional information about the Forward Redding Foundation:
The Forward Redding Foundation is a 501(c)3 private foundation with EIN: 94-3013946. The Foundation seeks to improve the economic, educational and social prosperity of the greater Redding area and Shasta County.
Contributions may be sent to its headquarters at:
Forward Redding Foundation
c/o Greater Redding Chamber of Commerce
1321 Butte St., Suite 100
Redding, CA 96001
Jake Mangas, president & CEO