Wine Industry’s #LakeCountyRising Fund Supports Clayton Fire Survivors

Kelseyville, Calif., August 15, 2016 – The #LakeCountyRising fundraising campaign announced today that it is accepting donations to support survivors of the Clayton Fire. Lake County’s wine industry is once again coming together to support yet another wildfire in Lake County, this time in the small community of Lower Lake.

The Clayton Fire, which started Saturday evening, is estimated to have burned 4,000 acres and destroyed 175 structures, with 5% containment on Monday afternoon, according to the CAL FIRE incident update.

#LakeCountyRising was established in September 2015 in the wake of the Valley Fire, which burned 76,000 acres, destroyed 1,300 homes and took four lives. Once again, thousands of Lake County residents are displaced from their homes by the wildfires. Many have been separated from pets and loved ones and are waiting to learn the fate of their homes and businesses.

The #LakeCountyRising fund has raised over $1,000,000 to date. Contributions have been used to support community recovery after the devastating Valley Fire, with funds going to a wide range of community based organizations. Approximately one-third of funds raised were used to support short term needs with another third for medium term needs. The balance has been allocated for long-term community rebuilding.


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