Ways To Give Back this Holiday Season
The long road to recovery and resilience has begun after the wildfires that ravaged Sonoma County in October. Though there are miles to go, we are still heartened and inspired by the dedication, generosity, and courage of first responders, elected officials, County staff, and local news outlets, as well as by the tremendous mobilization of resources within our greater community by local businesses, non-profits, chefs, food runners, grass-roots organizers, and countless volunteers.
Pictured above: Hector Alvarez, of Hector's Honey & Farm, at the site of where he lost over 50 thriving beehives in the fires.
Here are a few easy ways to show your support & contribute to the rebuild of Sonoma County :
1. Bring a non-perishable food item to Tilted Shed Ciderworks & receive a complimentary cider tasting: http://bit.ly/donate4cider
2. Shop local! Join us through New Years to support our farmers & local artisans for Holidays Along the Farm Trails: https://holidays-farm-trails.eventbrite.com
3. Dine with Backyard to show your support for their dedication to community after preparing 1000's of meals for evacuees & first responders of the October wildfires.
4. Monte-Bellaria di California is partnering with local sculptor René Dayan-Whitehead, whose Art Trails exhibition in October was impacted by the North Bay Fires. The farm is featuring her glass ornaments: http://bit.ly/montebellaria
5. Purchase a bottle of Matanzas Creek Winery through New Year's & $5 of every bottle purchased will be donated to Habitat for Humanity & their effort to help rebuild the 1000's of homes lost to the fires.
6. Oak Hill Farm of Sonoma lost their beloved 1978 tractor, workshop and 2 farmhouses during the fires. Donate to farmer David's GoFundMe to help him buy a new tractor: https://www.gofundme.com/kubota-245h
7. Hector's Honey & Farm was also impacted by the fires when over 50 beehives were destroyed. You can donate to this family farm here.
8. Donate to the North Bay Fire Relief Fund, with immediate focus on relief funds for those fire victims who were already living on the margins. Over the longer-term, funds will be made available for initiatives focused on rebuilding inclusive, healthy, networked and resilient communities. http://www.farmersguild.org/north-bay-fire-relief.html
9. The UndocuFund ensures that undocumented families in Sonoma County who were impacted by the fires receive support & resources they need to rebuild: http://undocufund.org/