northbayleadership.org visualstorymedia.com - After the October 2017 fires devastated many areas in Sonoma, Napa, Lake and Mendocino counties, Senator Mike McGuire, The Press Democrat, and Redwood Credit Union combined forces to aid every survivor of the fires. The North Bay Fire Relief Fund (NBFRF) was created by the Redwood Credit Union Community Fund, a nonprofit 501c3, along with the partnership, to assist with immediate needs of fire survivors.
In just 16 weeks, over $32 million was donated to the NBFRF. The fund distributed the money to survivors who lost their homes, first responders, nonprofits that were providing services to aid immediate needs of fire survivors, small businesses impacted by the fires, and people who lost their jobs.
This video pays tribute to their vision and hard work, and is in honor of being awarded the 2018 "United We Stand: Community Building" Award.