The devastation from Wine Country’s Glass Fire is still raw, with more than 1,500 structures destroyed and hundreds more having sustained damage, including homes, wineries and some of the valley’s most iconic hotels. Countless jobs were lost and many workers — including a huge number of Latino workers — are shouldering the burden in an already tough year. Want to show support for those who were affected? Here’s where to start.
1. Clif Family winery has partnered with cycling clothing company Capo and Ride Napa Valley to launch a line of cycling apparel called California Love, which raises money for first responders who courageously battled the 2020 wildfires. Items can be purchased on Capo’s website; just search California Love.
2. Specifically aimed at Latino-led nonprofits that support families displaced by the wildfires, the Latino Community Foundation is reinstating its Wildfire Relief Fund. Previously, the fund was designated for Northern California, but now it helps families all over the state.
3. Supporting sommeliers, tasting room staff and seasonal harvest workers who lost their jobs due to Covid and/or the fires, the United Sommeliers Foundation is accepting monetary donations through the website.
4. Working hand-in-hand with donors and nonprofits, the Napa Valley Community Foundation has set up a Disaster Relief Fund to provide both short- and long-term help for members of the community impacted by the fires.
5. One hundred percent of the tax-deductible donations made to the Redwood Credit Union Community Fund will be dispersed directly to fire survivors with a priority for those in Sonoma, Napa, Marin and Lake Counties who have lost their primary residences.