In the wake of the fires that have devastated so many in Northern California, Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Sonoma County has started a Fire Assistance Fund to support families directly impacted by the fires. Many of the 40 sites we serve in the North Bay are located in the middle of devastated area and we know that many of our families have been severely impacted.
Jennifer Weiss, Chief Executive Officer, shared when talking about the fund, “Our organization specializes in serving those who need us the most in the communities we serve. Sadly with the recent fire disasters the number of our families who ‘need us the most’ has grown tremendously. Additionally, many families that were already struggling to get by now find themselves without housing, work, or in some cases are left with just the clothes on their backs. Now more than ever our families and community need our support, and we will be there for them.”
Please click here for the Club Member Assistance Fund application, and see below for frequently asked questions.
Phase 2 Update
Our team is excited to announce a new round of applications, providing additional funding to families with specific needs. As our community continues to rebuild, we recognize that many families have specific costs related to the fires. New beds have to be purchased, down payments for replacement cars are needed, work supplies need to be replaced, and city/county permit fees are adding up.
We aim to provide reimbursement for items purchased not covered by insurance, or provide advanced funds to support large purchases also not covered by insurance. We will fund specific project requests, with qualifying evidence displaying proof of purchase or verification of cost.
To donate to our Fire Assistance Fund, please click the link below:
What type of assistance will be given?
Cash grants will be distributed to families who submit our internal Relief Fund application. Grants are intended to support families in their greatest time of need to support with clothing, shelter, transportation, food, and home repair or clean up. Grants will be given to applicants based on availability of funds.
Priority will be given to families who lost their primary residence and who:
– have school-aged children,
– are single parents, and/or
– are underinsured or did not have insurance, and/or
– lost their primary employment do the fire.
Who is eligible to apply?
Any Parent/primary care giver with a school aged youth in our service area, and any organization staff who, as a result of the 2017 wildfires, was:
How are awards determined & distributed?
This work is close to our hearts as our CEO Jennifer Weiss lost her home and is currently facing the daunting task of rebuilding with her husband and two children. As such, we administer this effort in-kind to maximize the impact in our community. It is a privilege for us to participate in such an effort to best serve our community. Please contact Harley Roe (email@example.com or by phone) to learn how to support our fund or with questions regarding our application process.
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Santa Rosa, CA 95401
Phone: (707) 528-7977
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