San Andreas, CA — The Calaveras Community Foundation’s Disaster Relief Fund has now raised over $300,000
The most recent sizable donation came in the amount of $100,000 from the neighboring Amador Community Foundation.
The group’s Executive Director, Kathleen Harmon, says, “Even though this terrible fire started in our county (Amador), the damage caused was much greater in Calaveras. People in Amador were so generous in response to our appeals that we raised an abundance of money. We felt it was only right to share these donations with our neighboring county and ease it’s burden.”
As reported previously, another sizable donation made this month, $22,000, came from the organizers of the Phoenix Festival that was held November 1st at Ironstone Vineyards.
The Calaveras Community Foundation has already given out $140,000 in grant money for the Butte Fire Recovery efforts. For example, money was awarded to the Mountain Ranch Relief Fund, a collaborative effort, to provide basic assistance. In addition, funds have helped the group Calaveras Grown do erosion control projects and water system repairs, and the Central Calaveras Fire and Rescue District replace street names and addresses destroyed by the fire. Other groups receiving money have included Common Ground Senior Services, Friends of Railroad Flat School, the Calaveras Humane Society, the Resource Connection and the Calaveras Unit of the Salvation Army.
Calaveras Community Foundation Board President Linda Kangeter says, “The Foundation views the recovery from the Butte Fire as a long-term project. We will stay on top of the situation and award additional grants in the future. The Disaster Relief Fund will be an ongoing part of the Foundation’s program.
Donations can be made at www.calaverascommunityfoundation.org.