In the early morning hours last Monday many residents awoke to fire in and around their homes, while the rest of Sonoma Valley was alerted by the smell of smoke. For Rotarians, it was a call to action. Within hours, Rotarians were providing food and basic necessities to fire victims, evacuees and first responders. Since those early hours, Rotary has helped to facilitate the donation, preparation and delivery of over 12,000 meals, mostly to first responders while they fight to protect people and their homes all over Sonoma Valley. Rotary is facilitating the collection, organization, and distribution of basic necessities pouring in from all over the state, getting help to those who need it, where they need it, when they need it. Rotary has already distributed over $100,000 in gift cards and many truckloads of goods.
In the days and weeks ahead we are focusing our efforts on helping displaced residents stabilize and rebuild. Rotary will directly provide funding for food, clothing, home goods, kitchen goods, transitional housing assistance, education grants, business rebuild grants, and whatever is needed to help victims of this devastating disaster. Together we will rebuild Sonoma. We are #SonomaStrong.
Rotary of Sonoma Valley is coordinating the delivery of any needed service, goods, or funds for the direct benefit of Sonoma Valley Fire victims, evacuees, and first responders. The club is one of over 34,000 clubs comprising the largest service organization in the world. Our club supports our local and international community through financial and hands-on support. 100% of the proceeds from this campaign will go to continuing the work Rotary of Sonoma Valley members are already doing to support fire victims, evacuees and first responders.
Rotary's motto is "Service Over Self."
Sonoma Valley Rotary Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization—Tax ID #68-0343129
For more information or donations by check:
P. O. Box 910
Sonoma, CA 95476
* This fundraiser was initially held on a now closed site called YouCaring. YouCaring joined GoFundMe, and this GoFundMe is a record of the original fundraiser.
- From 1,000 donors to our original YouCaring fundraiser
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