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West Marin Fund is deeply aware of the devastating impact of the North Bay fires on people and communities across many counties, as well as on the land, its plants and wildlife. We recognize and honor the extraordinary response of individuals, local communities, non-profits and businesses, as well as the immense courage of firefighters and others who are actively addressing the crisis, working tirelessly to save and protect people, animals and property. Every action counts, both in the immediate crisis, and for ongoing recovery.

Knowing what difference community foundations make in times of difficulty and in the long-term well-being of the communities they serve, we recommend supporting the community foundations of the neighboring counties that are heavily impacted:

Community Foundation Sonoma County: Sonoma County Resilience Fund

Napa Valley Community Foundation:  Napa Valley Community Disaster Relief Fund

We are confident these community foundations will use your donations effectively and where support is needed most. If you would like to discuss your giving options in response to the North Bay fires, please contact us.

Sarah Hobson, Executive Director
and the West Marin Fund Board of Directors
October 13, 2017