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After the Fires: Back Home with Wanda Hudspeth


When Wanda Hudspeth lost her Pope Valley home in the 2020 LNU Complex Fire, she didn’t know how she’d be able to recover. A master gardener living in a small home that had been in her family since the 1950s, Wanda had few financial resources, but endless faith in people. She turned to UpValley Family…

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How to Help Turkey and Syria Recover


A 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit southeastern Turkey and northern Syria early on Monday, February 6.  Reported as the most devastating earthquake to strike the region in almost a century, it has flattened thousands of buildings while the death toll, currently over 5,000, continues to rise. We have vetted a number of organizations that are providing…

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Support for Ukraine


The United Nations reports that more than three million Ukrainians have fled their country for safety. While those able stay behind to defend their nation’s independence, many others — including children and the elderly — are seeking refuge in Poland, Hungary, Moldova, Romania and beyond. Like many of you, Napa Valley Community Foundation is deeply…

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