Sep 29, 2014

From Napa Valley Register: Quake aid locations open Wednesday

Monday, September 29  •  

The Napa Valley Community Foundation announced the locations Monday where people with quake losses can go starting on Wednesday for direct aid.

The foundation is distributing $350,000 in cash aid for such purposes as short-term rental assistance and essentials like food, utilities, car repairs and prescription medications.

This is the first phase of disaster relief funded by community donations to the Community Foundation’s special quake relief fund. The foundation created the fund with a $10 million gift from Napa Valley Vintners, to which others have contributed another $250,000.

Five community nonprofits will be screening applicants for grants, with two others serving community groups with special needs, said Terence Mulligan, the foundatio’s executive director.

Later this fall, the foundation will release $8 million in additional community aid to help homeowners, renters and business owners who need help with longer-term recovery.

A system for distributing this money is being worked out, Mulligan said. This additional relief effort may complement what the federal government decides to do or stand alone if the Federal Emergency Management Agency does not step in, he said.

  • American Canyon Family Resource Center, 3423 Broadway, Suite D-1, 707-980-7024, info@americancanyonfrc.org, www.americancanyonfrc.org, Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; by appointment only on Fridays.
  • Cope Family Center, 1340 Fourth St., Napa, 707-252-1123, www.copefamilycenter.org, Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., closed every day from 12:00 to 12:30 p.m.
  • On the Move, 780 Lincoln Ave., Napa, 707-251-9432, info@onthemovebayarea.org,www.onthemovebayarea.org
  • Puertas Abiertas Community Resource Center, 952 Napa St., Napa, 707-224-1786, info@puertasabiertasnapa.org, www.puertasabiertasnapa.org.
  • Salvation Army – Napa Corps, 590 Franklin St., Napa, 707-226-8150, www.salvationarmyusa.org
  • Organization serving special needs populations is ParentsCAN, 1909 Jefferson St., Napa, 707-253-7444, parents@parentscan.org, www.parentscan.org., Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
 

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