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Napa Valley Register: New software may speed up Napa County wildfire evacuations


May 14, 2021 by Register Staff Napa Valley Community Foundation has invested $112,500 to help Napa County pay for a multi-year contract with Zonehaven, a Bay Area software company whose evacuation management platform promises to greatly improve the speed and clarity of communications for wildfire evacuation orders and warnings. Currently, evacuation orders and warnings are…

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St. Helena Star: Aunt Helena


March 30, 2021 All right, who hasn’t been doing their rain dance? Dear Readers, it’s time to gyrate like your water supply depends on it — because it does. And, on a sober note, please conserve water and keep those showers short and to the point. Rough times could be ahead. *** Huzzahs to the…

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Our response to COVID-19 and help available


The Napa Valley Community Disaster Relief Fund is responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. Funding is focused on the public health and economic impacts of the virus in our community. To learn more, read our press releases of March 12, 2020 here, March 20, 2020 here, April 7, 2020 here, July 15, 2020 here , February…

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Our Response to the Fires in Napa County


The Napa Valley Community Disaster Relief Fund is responding to the LNU Lightening Complex Fires and the Glass Fire.  So far, the Foundation has granted nearly $2 million to supply gift cards for immediate needs and temporary shelter to those displaced by the fires, to provide essential emergency services, like counseling, mental and physical healthcare,…

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Napa Valley Register: Biz buzz: Napa Valley Community Foundation hires new vice president of development & communications


March 2, 2021 For the Register Napa Valley Community Foundation (NVCF) announced that Lindy Solow Bouwer has joined the Foundation as vice president of development & communications. Bouwer will play a leadership role in all fundraising and communications activities, including establishing new donor advised funds and scholarship funds; facilitating planned gifts and securing contributions. Bouwer…

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