To speed the process of recovery, the Lake Area Rotary Club Association created a Fire Relief Grant Fund program available to small businesses affected by the fires of Lake County.
The Lake Area Rotary Club Association (LARCA) Fire Relief Fund has committed to doubling the capacity of the Afterschool Program in Middletown. The Lake County Office of Education (LCOE) is authorized to serve 29 students in the Minnie Cannon School Afterschool Program. With this donation, the program is now serving 60 students. LARCA committed $12,500 to support this effort.
On behalf of the residents of Lake County and all of us here with the Lake Area Rotary Club Association, I want to offer our sincere thank you for your donation to our Fire Relief Fund. The outpouring of support that our community has seen this summer has been overwhelming and incredibly heartwarming. Your generosity is going to help us rebuild the soul and the structure of our community!
The summer of 2015 will not be soon forgotten in Lake County. Along with the rest of Northern California, the county is suffering through the fourth year of a severe drought. We felt somewhat blessed that Clear Lake, the recreational lifeblood of the county has relatively more water than other lakes in the State, due to two large storms last winter. This does not extend to the dry conditions of our surrounding countryside however.
Valley Fire Info as of 10/5/2015
Jerusalem Fire Info as of 10/5/2015
Rocky Fire Info as of 10/5/2015
On Saturday, September 12, 2015 the Valley Fire started on Cobb Mountain and quickly became an inferno that destroyed everything in it's path - homes, cars, businesses and the forest. The lives of so many families have been changed forever.
On Monday, September 14th, the Lakeport Rotary Club's President, Jennifer Strong, opened an account for the purpose of collecting funds for the fire victims and to help rebuild our communities lost in the Valley Fire, and the Rocky and Jerusalem Fires. These Fires have burned over 170,000 acres in Lake County.