The Sonoma Rebound Project was conceived by a small group of Santa Rosa residents who want to help mitigate the impacts of the recent historic fires. Rather than simply donating money to traditional causes, our group concluded there may be a more direct participatory approach to helping those with great loss to get back to normal. We also want to encourage our neighbors to sustain the obvious heightened sense of goodwill we all observed during and after the crisis.
Our goal is to connect with people who can offer services to help the community heal and to create a place where people can come receive services with a personal touch. In addition to providing a place for rapid deployment of services and activities, the project aims to offer tangible reduction in stress for our community.
Within a couple of weeks, we found a place near downtown Santa Rosa, renovated the site on a shoe string budget, and launched the center as Sonoma Rebound. Within a month, we have created a platform where people can easily donate their services without any obstacle or financial burden. Three months into the operation, we're consistently launching 5 or more workshops and events a week.
According to research, after the fires are contained and the media leaves, most victims experience depression and it will last for a while. Therefore we have committed to continue Sonoma Rebound for long term recovery.We are looking for public support so that we can continue to maintain and improve our center and provide much needed services to our community. We hope to refine the project so it may also serve as a model for other communities to follow in times of need.
Sonoma Rebound is now a 501c3 organization.
Sonoma Rebound becomes an organizer of https://sonomacounty.recovers.org/
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If you are interested in participating, please send us a message at email@example.com. We are seeking 3 types of participants: workshop volunteers, corporate sponsors, and project promotion volunteers.
Sometimes you don't even realize you have much to share - your knowledge, your skill set, and your hobby. We create workshops that focus on wellness, education and fun activities. A workshop would be an one-time event or a repeating event. Please bring your idea to us and we will let you know if it fits our criteria.
Businesses may sponsor any of our events by making a donation to Sonoma Rebound. We will announce your sponsorship on our media channels and display your brochures at the center if we decided to accept your sponsorship. You may also create your own event if it fits our criteria.
Promotion is a major task when launching workshops and events. Sign up as a volunteer if you are interested in learning how to promote events.
Whether you would like to participate or just want to explore further, send us a message at firstname.lastname@example.org or come visit our center. Short term participation is also welcome. We will make your experience an enjoyable one while working on a meaningful cause. We thank you for reading our post and your suggestions are most welcome.