Rotary District 5130 Fire Relief Fund

“What We Do”
 October 2017, massive destruction from numerous fires burning in Napa, Sonoma, Mendocino and Lake Counties has resulted in the Rotary 5130 Fire Relief Fund to cover the 4 counties affected in District 5130.
 Committee Composition: 3 voting Rotarians from each of the 4 counties as appointed by District Governor will administer the direct deployment of these funds and will meet no less than monthly. Additional non-voting at-large committee membership will consist of the following:
     * Public Relations & Outreach
     * Secretary * Finance Officer
     * District Governor * District Governor Elect
 Stewardship: Lake Area Rotary Club Association 501c3
                        Rotary District 5130
                        Legal Counsel
 Funds Allocation: It is encouraged that all tax-deductible donations go to the general fund for the committee to determine the highest and best use. However, it will be acceptable to have donations specified for allocation to a specific county. That will need to be clearly noted at the time of contribution and Finance Officer will track allocations.
 History: The LARCA Rotary Fire Relief Fund was founded in 2015 during the Lake County, CA fires by the Rotary Clubs of Lake County. Nearly $1M was raised to support the fire survivors and businesses in those communities over the past 2 years. The fund has been administered with zero administrative overhead.
 Possible Uses for Funding: This list is in no way comprehensive as the needs of the affected communities will become apparent as time unfolds. However, these are some of the programs funded through the efforts of the Lake County clubs over the past 2 years. It is intended to give general ideas as to how the funds MAY be allocated but will be determined by the committee based on need.
     *Business Grant Program for small businesses * After school program funding for displaced children
     * Support for local school programs * Grief counseling services * Home rebuilds
     * Animal Care Grants * Reforestation projects * Senior support * 1st Responder Support
Rotary District 5130 Fire Relief Fund
PO Box 2921
Clearlake, CA 95422
Or online at
NON-PROFIT TAX ID# 46-1149482