Disaster Relief Fund Enabled for Carr Fire Recovery

Shasta Regional Community Foundation has enabled their Community Disaster Relief Fund to receive donations for those in the North State impacted by the Carr Fire.

"We now know that the impact of the Carr Fire will make it financially challenging for regional nonprofits and public agencies to meet the needs for recovery from this disastrous event," said Kerry Caranci, Chief Executive Officer of Shasta Regional Community Foundation.

"As a result of this documented need, we have enabled the Shasta Regional Community Foundation Disaster Relief Fund to accept donations towards the short and long-term recovery of our neighbors and partners." The link for donations can be found on the Community Foundation’s website.

The fund was initially established after the 2014 Boles Fire in Weed, CA to accept donations in response to fires and natural disasters that may affect the North State. Currently, donations will be directed for relief efforts for the active Carr Fire that began west of the Redding area. Shasta Regional Community Foundation has a credible history of helping regional nonprofits and organizations with the ability to deliver monetary assistance efficiently and effectively toward the recovery of communities over time.

How will the money be used?

The Community Foundation grants to nonprofit and government stakeholders to ensure that funds flow quickly to those most in need and establishes safeguards to secure proper distribution of the funds. This is a two-step process:

1. Short-term support: funds for immediate relief will be made available as they become identified to large scale relief agencies to provide such support.
2. Long-term support: funds for long-term relief will be distributed towards rebuilding and recovery efforts as identified by local collaborative efforts. 

Questions and more information about this fund are available by contacting the Community Foundation’s CEO Kerry Caranci at 530-244-1219 or the Siskiyou County office at 530-925-3313.
About Shasta Regional Community Foundation

The Shasta Regional Community Foundation is a resource building organization in Shasta and Siskiyou counties dedicated to promoting philanthropy by connecting people who care with causes that matter. Since 2000, the Community Foundation has awarded over $23,000,000 in grants to area nonprofit organizations. For more information, call the Shasta Regional Community Foundation at (530) 244-1219 or visit www.shastarcf.org. 



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