An official fundraising platform for firefighters who’ve lost their homes in the Sonoma and Napa firestorm of 2017 has been set up and is managed by IAFF Local 1775.
The story: On October 9, 2017, a wind driven firestorm enveloped dozens of communities in Sonoma and Napa counties, California. Scores of homes were destroyed. As firefighters risk their lives working to protect civilians, many have learned that their homes were consumed as well.
Many of these brave heroes are still on the firelines, and have not been able to even return home to assess the damage or comfort their families. We now know that some of these firefighters lost family members, loved ones, and cherished pets in addition to losing all of their belongings.
This fund, managed by Marin Professional Firefighters, IAFF Local 1775 (www.iaff1775.org) and Santa Rosa Firefighters, IAFF Local 1401 (www.srff.org) is the official fundraising platform to assist the many FIREFIGHTERS and their families who’ve lost homes. Funds raised here will be distributed equally among those in need – currently at least 40 firefighter families affected from IAFF Locals 1401 (Santa Rosa Firefighters), 1775 (Marin Professional Firefighters), 2881 (Cal Fire Firefighters), 55 (Oakland Firefighters), 798 (San Francisco Firefighters), 1415 (Petaluma Firefighters), 1227 (Berkeley Firefighters), and several other smaller agencies and locals.
100% of funds raised will go directly to the firefighters who’ve lost everything.