Napa, Sonoma and a number of the surrounding counties lit up last night (10/9). This morning the skies are orange and many of the fires are still out of control. This campaign is to fund recovery for people whose lives have been flipped upside down. Currently over 8,400 structures have been burned down and 42 deaths to date...
All of the funds raised will be spread out accross a number of worthy organizations and their relative efforts to save lives and help people to recover and rebuild:
Sonoma Valley Fire and Rescue Authority (http://svfra.org/)
Napa County Fire Department (http://www.countyofnapa.org/CountyFire)
Lake County Fire and Rescue (http://lakecountyfire.com)
As well as other relief efforts in partnership with shelters and relief organizations for the people impacted by the fire. A detailed and evolving outline of how these funds will be distributed is provided here: https://docsend.com/view/fwrer39
The Direct Impact Fund is an independent, registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that focuses on providing immediate and direct assistance to those affected by natural and man-made disasters.
I am a local vineyard and winery owner who lives right off the Silverado Trail. I like many owe a lot to the surrounding communities (Lake, Sonoma and Napa) and am trying to bring together a number of respected voices to help pull together donations to help in the relief efforts.
Here is some video of the yountville hills east of Silverado Trail to the north of where I live in Napa.
I will continue to update people on this effort and the people who have gotten behind it along the way.
Napa Resident, and Vineyard & Winery Owner