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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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From Napa Valley Register: An eviction crisis, stymied only by philanthropy and a temporary eviction ban, simmers in Napa County


November 7, 2020 by Sarah Klearman Despite eviction moratoriums at the local, state and federal levels, financial hardship born out of the pandemic and the recent wildfires continues to threaten the housing security of many of Napa County’s renters. Experts and advocates alike warned the economic fallout in the wake of pandemic-prompted shutdowns could impact…

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From Napa Valley Register: Emergency financial assistance is now available for Napa County residents hurt by wildfires


October 27, 2020 - For the Register Napa Valley Community Foundation has started an emergency financial assistance program for local residents in need because of the LNU Complex fires or the Glass Fire. Two types of financial assistance are available. First, grants for homeowners and renters whose primary residence was damaged or destroyed by the…

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From The North Bay Business Journal: Nonprofit helps with the housing shortage


October 26, 2020 by Gary Quackenbush Creating a new home where there’s already a single-family residence, whether by converting a garage into a living space or constructing a separate “granny “unit on the same property, is a rising answer for some to the housing shortage. Now a nonprofit center has been set up to provide…

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Free seminar on how to build an accessory dwelling in Napa


October 21, 2020 by Register Staff With nearly 800 homes destroyed or damaged across Napa and Sonoma counties due to the Glass Fire, compounding the hundreds of homes lost in August’s LNU Complex fire, the local need for housing has deepened. The nonprofit Napa Sonoma ADU Center wants to support homeowners to better understand the…

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From Wine-Searcher: Wine Country Starts Picking Up the Pieces


October 7, 2020 by Kathleen Willcox Winery and vineyard owners have been through hell this year. How will they recover? When Judd Wallenbrock woke up Sunday morning, he saw the first patch of blue sky he'd seen in weeks over Napa. "I couldn't believe it," the CEO and president of C. Mondavi & Family, says.…

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From Wine Spectator: California Wildfires: How You Can Help


October 6, 2020 The 2020 wildfires in California started in August, damaging and destroying residences and businesses, including wineries, hotels and restaurants, across the state. In the ongoing Glass fire alone, thousands have been evacuated in Napa, Sonoma and Lake counties. Wine Spectator is providing regular updates of charitable efforts to aid recovery in the…

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