IN CASE YOU MISSED IT...
WE DID IT! Together we raised over $50,000 in donations and here's where it went:
PLEASE NOTE: After A TON of research and debate, as well as the experience of losing my own home, these are the organizations that I felt were the best and most deserving with genuine efforts and are all registered 501-c3 Non-Profits.
I tried my best to pick most, IF NOT ALL, organizations who put their relief efforts before their personal pay and salary.
Direct Relief is a humanitarian aid organization, active in all 50 states and more than 90 countries, with a mission to improve the health and lives of people affected by poverty or emergencies – without regard to politics, religion, or ability to pay.
Burton's Pride helped incident commanders for animal rescues in the Woosley Fire area, and managed collecting funds and supplies in support of first response rescue efforts. They are now are focused on providing relief to other areas in California ravaged by fires.
“The flames are out but there are still animals in desperate need of our help!”
See their progress and updates with CA Fire Relief on their instagram here!
CA COMMUNITY FOUNDATION:
Grants from the Wildfire Relief Fund have:
1) supported those who were displaced or lost housing, belongings and/or employment, or suffered physical or mental health problems;
2) helped to rebuild homes
3) provided case management services, basic needs assistance, mental health services and financial assistance
4) Upgraded 2-1-1 phone and information system
5) Assisted California wildfire victims with follow-up medical care and supplies
6) provided respiratory equipment and information to people with lung disease
7) educated homeowners about green rebuilding and provided disaster preparedness information.
AARON RODGERS FOUNDATION at North Valley Community Foundation:
The Aaron Rodgers NorCal Fire Recovery Fund will support the victims of the Camp Fire in Butte County, CA and, in addition to meeting their basic needs, will focus on:
- Kids Programs (in school, after school, extracurricular)
- Youth and High School Sports
- Housing (temporary structures for displaced Paradise residents as they rebuild)
Tragically, the Camp Fire in Butte County has been declared the most devastating and deadliest wildfire in California history. The healing and recovery needs are massive based on the levels of trauma and tragedy inflicted.
-- > With this in mind, Aaron Rodgers, a native of Butte County, has partnered with the North Valley Community Foundation to establish the Aaron Rodgers NorCal Fire Recovery Fund, to address our communities’ long-term recovery needs.
CDPS: CHILD'S DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS & SERVICES:
The goal of this fund is to develop a trauma-responsive community based Center for young children, their families, and professionals working with them, especially in response to the Camp Fire disaster.
The Center is being developed through the Butte County Office of Education's Child Development Programs and Services.
CA FIRE FOUNDATION:
The California Fire Foundation provides emotional and financial assistance to families of fallen firefighters, firefighters and the communities they protect.
Formed in 1987 by California Professional Firefighters, the California Fire Foundation’s mandate includes an array of survivor and victim assistance projects and community initiatives.
See more info here.
Image of Kern County Firefighters
MISC. GOFUNDME ACCOUNTS:
Many of the people affected by the fires have GoFundMe accounts which is another area I wanted to be sure and support.
After creating and managing a GoFundMe for my Dad, I saw how effective it was and first hand experienced tremendous support!
Although GoFundMe takes 5% of the funds raised, it is still an amazing form of direct relief and support.
This is all because of YOU!
Cheers to having the power to impact even when we think we don't, and to the countless good Souls out there who are here to support each other.