During the last few months in 2017, several counties in the area of the Wine Country Chapter were affected by devastating fires. Trinity, Mendocino, Lake, Sonoma & Napa counties have experienced unimaginable losses: Thousands of structures lost, untold numbers of residents losing their homes and livelihoods... Within our chapter, we have learned that 7 members have lost their homes to the fires, and several others were forced to evacuate for a protracted time, during which they were not sure if they had a home to return to...
However, out of the ashes of these disasters has grown a steely resolve to remain strong and band together. Local communities have banded together as never before to provide aid and assistance to their fellow residents get back on their feet, not because they had to, but because it was the RIGHT thing to do! It has been truly heartwarming to see the true goodness in people come out in such overwhelming amounts.
In an effort to aid with these efforts, PMI-WCC would like to highlight a number of them for you. Please spend a little time to read these stories, and if you feel sufficiently moved, pitch in! All of these worthy efforts can benefit from your gifts, be they monetary, time & effort, or even just forwarding this information onto others!
- Anova School, Santa Rosa