The Napa Community Disaster Relief Fund

The Napa Community Disaster Relief Fund

welcomenapavalley_400In a show of solidarity and economic support, all of us at Team Bottlenotes have been drinking Napa Valley wine since the devastating earthquake registering 6.0 on the Richter scale rattled the iconic California wine region in the hours before sunrise on Sunday, August 24. Now there is a far more effective way to help the community in the wake of this terrible natural disaster.

Napa Valley Vintners, the nonprofit trade association responsible for Auction Napa Valley, has established a $10 million Napa Community Disaster Relief Fund to help meet the immediate needs of local residences and businesses impacted by the earthquake. Administered by the Napa Valley Community Foundation, a public charity with two decades of experience responding to the needs of the local community, the Fund has four goals:

1) Providing immediate financial support to the local community.
2) Quickly getting resources into the hands of the local families and local businesses that need it most.
3) Creating a repository for earthquake donations.
4) Augmenting government relief efforts.

The August 24 earthquake was the most powerful the Bay Area has seen in 25 years. It lasted 10-120 seconds, injured more than 209 people, destroyed 153 buildings, caused three structure fires and broke 100 water lines. Core Logic, an agency that conducts natural hazard assessments, believes the total economic loss from the earthquake will range from $500 million to $1 billion.

This Labor Day while you’re feeling patriotic, please consider supporting the earthquake’s victims by donating to the Napa Community Disaster Relief Fund.

Photo Credit: Napa Valley Vintners

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