The Rotary District 5130 Fire Relief Fund, with the support of the Redwood Credit Union Community Fund, Inc and their partnership with the Press Democrat and the Office of Senator McGuire, has made available a grant program to small businesses located in the areas of Sonoma, Napa, Mendocino and Lake Counties affected by the recent devastating fires.
The Rotary Business Grant Recovery Program began in 2015 in Lake County in response to the devastation created during the Valley Fire and then again with the Clayton Fire a year later.
Brett Martinez, President of Redwood Credit Union states “Our hearts go out to the local businesses who were impacted by the fires. We’re thankful for Rotary’s partnership in assisting businesses to rebuild. The program provided tremendous support over the past couple of years in response to the Lake County Fires, and we are confident that it will continue to help our business communities recover”.
The goal of this grant program is to assist in fire recovery with an emphasis on getting store front, agriculture and home businesses back into operation and prevention of closure due to losses suffered as a result of the fires. Grants of up to $5,000 will be made based upon need to businesses with 25 or less employees.
According to Bob Rogers, District Governor for Rotary District 5130, “Businesses are the heart of a community and we believe that it’s important to support them in the rebuilding process while helping them get back on their feet during these unprecedented times”.
In addition to the Business Recovery Grants, the Rotary District 5130 Fire Relief Fund is also taking General Assistance grant requests to assist the recovery in the areas of Youth Services, Tree Reforestation and Grief Counseling. For more information or to complete a grant application online please visit: www.larca5130.org/general-inquiry-for-assistance/.
Applications may be submitted online or mailed to:
Rotary District 5130 Fire Relief Fund
P. O. Box 2921
Clearlake, CA 95422
Or emailed to:
The Rotary District 5130 Fire Relief Fund is administered by the Lake Area Rotary Clubs Association a registered 501c3 #46-1149482