The North Bay wildfires that ravaged through Northern California area have heavily impacted over 90,000 people. Many residents have been left without food, water and shelter.
Life West Student Council, led by President Danielle Amari, helped conduct a bake sale in efforts to raise money for the Nor Cal wildfire victims. In addition, several clubs and organizations on campus have also raised money and contributed clothes, food and water.
“We asked [the other clubs] if the Student Council can hold on to the donations and pull it together to do a matching program from there,” Amari said. “What was really cool was that we had club presidents from other organizations donate supplies and other clubs volunteered their time to help sell.”
With the combined efforts of the Life West student community, they raised over $2,000. The Student Council and Director of Student Life, Jackie Biron, have composed a letter to send out to sponsors, Foot Levelers, Standard Process, ChiroTouch, and others, asking if they will match the donation or make a donation to the Redwood Credit Union.
The Redwood Credit Union accepts financial donations to assist the fire victims and aid relief efforts. 100% of the tax-deductible donations will go directly to support those affected. The Redwood Credit Union has received over $22 million in donations.
“We love that all the money is directly going to the people in need. We’re helping to give immediate relief to families, schools, children and firefighters,” Amari said.
If you are interested in donating to the North Bay Fire Relief Fund, go to redwoodcu.org/northbayfirerelief.
In addition, the Student Council and Life West President, Dr. Ron Oberstein, are working together on a project to send volunteers to help at Santa Rosa shelters and community centers over the holiday break.