Northern California Fire Relief

My name is Taylor Shenton and I grew up in Santa Rosa, CA. The fires in Northern California have caused an indescribable amount of devastation. The footage of the mass devastations don’t do the damage justice.

My parents lost their home just like many of my friends and much of the community. I visited the ruins of the home of my parents, my best friends, the neighborhood: it’s all gone. The above photo was taken on this grim tour of the area in Santa Rosa but all of Northern California needs our help. It’s unsettling that in the blink of an eye, it can all be destroyed.

With time and healing, a lot of folks will be fortunate enough to start over. For others in the community, it will be a lot harder as they may not have the means, the insurance, or the energy to do so.

I started this GoFundMe to help the community collectively.  100% of the funds raised will be donated only to the United Way of the Wine Country.  I chose United Way of the Wine Country because they are supported by the Santa Rosa Fire Department and they are speading donations across non-profits for short term and long term recovery.

Relief efforts include providing basic needs services to individuals and assisting the non-profit agencies that serve the most vulnerable residents in our communities. Long-term recovery support may include food and rent assistance to help people who have lost employment, case management services, and mental health counseling.

Please give what you can, it will make all the difference.

About the United Way of the Wine Country:

United Way of the Wine Country has been dedicated to improving lives locally since incorporation on February 26, 1968. For almost 50 years, we have been deeply committed to achieving lasting solutions – not just quick fixes – for our entire community.

Everyone deserves a good life: a quality education that leads to a stable job, income that can support a family through retirement, and good health. To create lasting change United Way focuses on solving the underlying causes of common problems in education, income and health.

The mission of United Way of the Wine Country is to improve lives by mobilizing the caring power of our community through leadership, community engagement and effective investment.

United Way of the Wine Country envisions an educated community where all people live healthy, productive lives and can contribute to the well-being of our communities.

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Taylor Shenton 
Santa Rosa, CA
United Way of the Wine Country (United Way of the Wine Country) 
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