Lake County, CA: August 16, 2016
The Lake Area Rotary Club Fire Relief Fund (LARCA) announced today that it is once again receiving donations in order to support the victims of the Clayton Fire. The Clayton Fire, which began on Saturday evening, has consumed over 4000 acres, destroyed over 175 structures and is currently only 20% contained as of Tuesday morning, according to CALFIRE incident command. The devastation to the small community of Lower Lake, including homes and businesses, is significant. Once again, thousands of Lake County residents have been displaced and their homes and community damaged and destroyed.
You can also mail a check payable to:
LARCA Fire Relief
PO Box 2921
Clearlake, CA 95422
501c3 Non-Profit # 46-1149482
** Donations can also be made at check stands inside Safeway stores.
The Lake Area Rotary Club Fire Relief Fund was established in September 2015 by the 4 Rotary Clubs located in Lake County just 2 days after the outbreak of the Valley Fire. The Valley Fire was the third most devastating fire in California history and consumed over 76,000 acres, took 4 lives and destroyed 1300 homes and businesses. The committee, formed with volunteer members from the Rotary Clubs of Lakeport, Kelseyville, Clearlake and Middletown, has worked tirelessly over the past 11 months to provide assistance to the victims of the fires of last summer with essentially no overhead expenses. The fund has raised to date over $800,000 and our flagship program, the Business Grant Program, has provided over 80 grants to businesses in the fire affected areas totaling $215,000. LARCA is a 501c3 non-profit entity.