Rebuilding Wine Country
Our community thanks you for your kind thoughts and inquiries about how you can help. You can help by continuing to drink Sonoma County wines from anywhere, near or far. You should also continue to visit the many tasting rooms, restaurants and wineries. Don’t cancel your trip to wine country. The local economy depends greatly on tourism. With the devastation caused by the fires, hundreds of wineries, restaurants and shops need your business and support.
A. Bright Idea Advertising and Public Relations, the company behind SomethingaboutSonoma, represents one of the many local businesses stepping up to support our community. Focusing on relief for displaced families, A. Bright Idea developed this hub of relief effort information to encourage support from across the country.
Ways to Give
Gift card contributions - Consider purchasing gift cards to support families displaced by the fires. Please mail gift cards to the A. Bright Idea Sonoma Office at:
PO Box 2019
Glen Ellen, CA 95442
or visit one of our offices. We will provide the gift cards to the Rotary of Sonoma Valley for distribution to those affected by the fires.
Suggested gift cards include: Home Depot, Target, Lowe’s, Safeway, Whole Foods, Best Buy, Petco.
If you wish to make a financial contribution, consider donating to:
Sonoma County Resilience Fund
http://www.sonomacf.org/sonoma-county-resilience-fund/ - The fund is managed by Community Foundation Sonoma County to address the mid- to long-term needs of the community.
North Bay Fire Relief
https://www.redwoodcu.org/northbayfirerelief - The fund is managed by Redwood Credit Union, in partnership with RCU Community Fund, Inc., The Press Democrat and Senator Mike McGuire, with donations directly supporting those affected.
Creative Sonoma Recovery Fund
https://www.creativesonoma.org/recovery-fund - A local fund hosted by Creative Sonoma to support individual members of the creative community — musicians, artists, designers and more.
From this disaster, our community will rise from the ashes. Businesses, restauranteurs, volunteers and a variety of organizations have banded together to help those in need. Rebuilding will take exhaustive time and resources and, with your support, we will survive. The wildfire began in darkness, but the actions of those helping others – from firefighters to volunteers to contributors – helps to shine a bright light on the days ahead.