Governor Reaches Out to Rotarians for Support of Lake County Fire

As if the residents of Lake County have not faced enough challenges, they've been hit by another devastating fire.  Please keep them, their families and friends in your thoughts.

Luckily, the support system that was developed by the Lake Area Rotary Clubs in response to last year's Valley, Rocky & Jerusalem fires is ready to help again. They are accepting donations for assistance at  Over the next few days, the website will be updated to include information on the newest victims of the Clayton fire.

Here is a message from Jennifer Strong, who helped coordinate last year's effort:

"Hi All – I just spoke with Pastor Shannon Kimball-Auth who is coordinating the evacuation center at the Seventh Day Adventist Church.  Currently they are in need of volunteers to help on shifts as well as with meals.  Please see the schedule on her facebook page. Here is the link.  They do have dinner covered for tonight.  Her cell number is 349-2324 but she would prefer messages on Facebook.  I have shared this information on the Lakeport Rotary and the LARCA facebook pages.  Also, at this time they are not accepting physical donations but will let me know of that changes.  What they do need right now, in addition to volunteers, is cash and gift cards.    I would like to propose to the committee that we consider doing a $500 cash donation and $500 in $25/$50 gas and grocery store gift cards for them.  She will take care of getting them disseminated within the SDA evacuation center as well as Kelseyville and Middletown."

and from Melissa Fulton of the Lake County Chamber of Commerce:

"Just got off the phone with a Safeway corp. representative and will be texting her the website.  Their local managers are in the loop to assist firefighters with their needs plus they are working on a plan to get their customers involved with making donations."

Warmest regards,

Wulff Reinhold, District Governor