The October 2017 Northern California wildfires were the most deadly and destructive wildfires in California history. At the height of the fires, there were over 2,500 national guards called in during one of the largest mobilizations since 9/11.
More than 100,000 people were displaced; many had to stay in evacuation centers for an extended period of time. Experience has shown that most victims of natural disasters such as the firestorms experience depression as they struggle to adjust. This depression may last for a year or more.
Sonoma Rebound Project was conceived by a small group of Santa Rosans as a way to directly support Sonoma County residents in the aftermath of the destruction and trauma.
While most fire relief efforts focus on material assistance, Sonoma Rebound has created a unique community center and program to focus on wellness recovery, an important role to soften long term emotional impact. We seek out suitable volunteers and create workshops and events to provide healing activities and needed services. Our venue and our program make it easy for anyone to donate their professional services and share resources and skills without any obstacle or financial burden. Watch the video above to see what we have accomplished in just 3 months.
Because of the long term impact on our community, we are committed to continue Sonoma Rebound to support the healing process as we all find our way forward. We want to help sustain the heightened sense of connection and goodwill that emerged during and immediately after the crisis. A sense of community and connection is vital to restore well-being and resilience. We enable people to connect and help each other move forward together and individually.
We urgently ask for your support as our center needs a new location due to expiring lease. Please make a donation by clicking the 'Donate' button and share our campaign on your facebook page and your twitter account.
We ae a 501c3 nonprofit organization and our charity status has been verified by Paypal Giving Fund.
Additional Funding Methods:
1. Send your check to 122 Calistoga Road, #250 Santa Rosa CA 95409, payable to Sonoma Rebound
2. To pay by ACH, contact Sonoma Rebound at firstname.lastname@example.org for banking information.
3. Go to our GoFundMe page https://www.gofundme.com/sonomarebound
4. Go to our Paypal Giving Fund page https://www.paypal.com/fundraiser/charity/3283880
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