In response to the Boles Fire in Weed, CA the Community Foundation established the Community Disaster Relief Fund. The fund was established with a gift from the Stewardship Endowment Fund. First and foremost, the fund will provide assistance to the families, nonprofits and organizations impacted by the Boles Fire in Weed.
The Community Foundation has a history of helping Siskiyou County nonprofits and organizations and will be able to deliver monetary assistance efficiently and effectively.
With respect to the other fires and natural disasters that have affected Shasta and Siskiyou Counties, the fund will remain in place in order to provide future assistance should the need arise again.
How will the money be used?
The Community Foundation will work with nonprofit and government stakeholders to ensure that funds flow quickly to those most in need and establish safeguards to secure proper distribution of the funds. This will be a two-step process:
Short-term support: funds for immediate relief will be distributed to food, shelter, animal, health, and/or to large scale relief agencies to provide such support.
Long-term support: funds for long-term relief will be distributed towards rebuilding and recovery efforts to reestablish residency or for relocation.