Napa Valley Vintners Make Initial Grant to Aid Victims of Valley Fire

 

9/17/2015 - St. Helena, CA – In the wake of the devastating Lake County Valley Fire, the Napa Valley Vintners (NVV) nonprofit trade association announced today an initial grant of up to $250,000 to the UpValley Family Centers (UVFC) based in Calistoga and St. Helena. The grant will immediately help those affected by the fire with critical health and safety necessities like food, clothing and security deposits for temporary housing.

UVFC will support victims of the fire with emergency aid assistance, connection to additional resources and case management, as needed. NVV will continue to work with UVFC and provide additional funding if there are more needs identified following the distribution of this initial grant. In order to qualify for emergency aid funds, a member of the household must be employed or attend school in Napa County.

People needing assistance or those who wish to make contributions to nonprofits supporting victims of the Valley Fire, will find information and resources on the NVV’s website.

About the Napa Valley Vintners
The Napa Valley Vintners nonprofit trade association has been cultivating excellence since 1944 by inspiring its more than 525 members to consistently produce wines of the highest quality, to provide environmental leadership and to care for the extraordinary place they call home. Learn more at napavintners.com.

About UpValley Family Centers
The mission of UpValley Family Center (UVFC) is to ensure community members have the resources to create healthy, happy lives for their families, to achieve self-sufficiency and to develop the skills they need to participate fully in the community. They serve more than 3,500 individuals annually in Calistoga, St. Helena and surrounding rural communities. UVFC is recognized as a leader in a wide spectrum of social service-related collective impact initiatives. It is through their long-standing trusted community collaborations with more than 40 valley-wide public and private service providers, institutions and nonprofits that they are able to effect change.

Contact: Patsy McGaughy, Communications Director, 707.968.4207 pmcgaughy@napavintners.com