Here Are Ways to Help California Wine Country from Our Friends at Out in the Vineyard

Here Are Ways to Help California Wine Country from Our Friends at Out in the Vineyard

Our friends Mark and Gary from Out in the Vineyard have created a masterful list of ways to help California from the very much still-happening wildfires engulfing the area.

Funds:

Redwood Credit Union (RCU), in partnership with RCU Community Fund, The Press Democrat, and Senator Mike McGuire, is now accepting financial donations to aid relief efforts and assist victims of the 2017 North Bay fires. 100% of your donations will go directly to support those affected by the fires.

Community Foundation Sonoma County has launched the Sonoma County Resilience Fund to address the mid to long-term needs of our community. While we cannot yet predict what the greatest needs will be, in other communities recovery efforts have included basic needs as well as longer term economic, health and social supports. Examples have included support for renters, case management services, animal welfare and capacity-building for nonprofits taking on new or expanded roles in disaster relief.

Clothing:

Bon Marche
19405 Riverside Drive
Sonoma

Accepting donations of all types at your nearest
Les Schwabb Tire Centers

Volunteer

Volunteer activities for the Evacuation Center at Sonoma Valley High School are coordinated through the

Sonoma Community Center
276 East Napa Street
Sonoma CA 95476
(707) 938-4626

Note: As the fire is ongoing, they are on hold for notice of a possible relocation they are only accepting volunteers through Friday, October 13th. Visit their website at the link above for more details.

Additionally

Buy Wine

Really. By purchasing your favorite wines in both grocery stores and restaurants you are directly generating funds that will help our winemakers and vintners rebuild their businesses and continue to employ those who work in vineyards, tasting rooms, hotels and restaurants, to rebuild their lives in wine country, those who have whole heartedly supported our LGBTQ community.

Out at the Vineyard is also working on organizing a fundraiser that will be taking place November 5 in San Francisco, stay tuned for info on that!

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