Lake County, CA – Lake County residents have endured four years of some of the worst fires in our state’s history. Wildfire has ravaged significant portions of the county and since 2015, 1,785 Lake County residents have lost their homes to wildfires. Unfortunately, with the Mendocino Complex Fire – the largest wildland fire in our state’s history – that number is still growing.
These fires have been incredibly difficult on everyone, but the kids of Lake County have suffered tremendously.
Senator Mike McGuire is teaming up with North Coast Opportunities to give back to Lake County’s students who have been impacted by the Mendocino Complex Fire. Together, they're launching the Lake County Students Fire Relief Fund with Redwood Credit Union playing a significant funding role.
“Lake County families have faced unprecedented disasters year after year and the physical and emotional toll these events have had can be overwhelming, especially for kids. We’re proud to team up with North Coast Opportunities and Redwood Credit Union to raise funds for students impacted by the massive Ranch and River Fires,” Senator McGuire said. “We hope folks will consider pitching in to support our Lake County neighbors in need.”
Working with North Coast Opportunities, which has been the leading non-profit organization supporting residents after each of the devastating wildland fires that have impacted Lake and Mendocino counties, Senator McGuire is establishing a dedicated fund to help those students impacted by the Ranch and River Fires and has secured support from Redwood Credit Union as the primary funder.
“Lake County is a resilient community that has faced so many devastating disasters these past few years,” said NCO Executive Director Patty Bruder. “As we’ve done in the past, our team is ready to get to work to help our neighbors in need and we’re proud to partner with Senator McGuire and Redwood Credit Union on the Lake County Students Fire Relief Fund.”
With a history of partnering with Senator McGuire on fire relief over the past several years, Redwood Credit Union stepped up with immediate support for the student fund.
“Knowing that the impact of these fires can deeply affect kids and teens, we want to support Lake County students and get them back into a routine and into the stability of a classroom,” said Brett Martinez, President and CEO of Redwood Credit Union. “All of us at Redwood Credit Union are saddened that fires continue to devastate our communities, but we’re committed to helping those in need.”
Contributions to support Lake County students may be made online at: www.FireRelief.org.
Checks can be made to:
Lake County Students Fire Relief Fund
Memo line: North Coast Opportunities, Inc.
413 North State Street
Ukiah CA, 95482