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Fire Response: How Your Gifts Are Making A Difference

Oct 27, 2020

Your gifts to the Community Foundation’s Fire Response Fund are helping our community heal and rebuild after the devastating CZU Lightning Complex Fires.

On October 27th 2020, Community Foundation CEO Susan True and nonprofit leaders on the front lines shared stories of our community’s courage, resilience, and generosity in response to the fire.

Watch Stories from Nonprofit Leaders on the Front Lines of CZU Response:

Our family resource centers’ responses to basic needs of families impacted by the fires:

Watch the full online event here featuring:

Thank you to TAM Communications who donated their time to create these videos. Tam Communications has been an incredible source of support for small business and nonprofits during the pandemic and the aftermath of the fires. THANK YOU!

Inspired to take action?

Here are three ways you can help fire survivors:

  1. Spread the word about the Fire Response Fund, resources for fire survivors, and Love You Madly, the online music & art festival supporting CZU recovery.
  2. Volunteer.
    The Volunteer Center of Santa Cruz County continues to match volunteers directly with organizations and families in need of support due to the fires.
  3. Donate to the Fire Relief Fund
    With thanks to Shmuel Thaler, Bay Photo, and volunteer Carol Fuller we are offering this 11 x 14 photograph below signed by Shmuel to the first 100 donors who give $250 or more to the Fire Response Fund.