How to Help Farms and Wineries Damaged in the Sonoma, Napa and Mendocino Fires

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Source: Presence Marketing News, November 2017
Author: Steven Hoffman, Compass Natural Marketing

For those looking to help organic farmers and producers who suffered significant damage in the fires that swept through large parts of Sonoma, Napa and Mendocino Counties in northern California, here are some resources where you can help and learn more:

North Bay Just & Resilient Futures Funds

Resources from this fund, established by the Community Alliance with Family Farmers (CAFF) along with a coalition of community based organizations, will be provided to victims of fires, especially those suffering losses not covered by insurance or traditional relief services, and to support initiatives that build more just, healthy, and resilient communities.

California Certified Organic Farmers

CCOF is extending all organic compliance deadlines for operations in the Napa, Sonoma and Mendocino Counties, recognizing that power outages and fire damage will affect immediate business operations for some days, weeks, or longer. CCOF lists a number of organizations and ways industry members can help – visit CCOF’s Northern California Fire Relief Efforts page here.

California Wine Strong

Funds collected on this YouCaring.com website set up by California Wine Strong will be distributed to individuals, businesses and communities affected by the wildfires through Napa Valley Community Foundation’s Disaster Relief Fund, the Community Foundation of Sonoma County’s Resilience Fund, and the Community Foundation of Mendocino County Disaster Fund of Mendocino County.

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Steven Hoffman is Managing Director of Compass Natural, providing brand marketing, PR, social media, and strategic business development services to natural, organic and sustainable products businesses. Contact steve@compassnatural.com.