Reno-based Plumas Bank, in partnership with the Community Foundation of Northern Nevada (CFNN), recently established a Dixie Fire Fund to provide disaster relief and long-term revitalization for communities affected by California’s largest wildfire in history.
The fund launched in August and has raised $80,000 so far. To spur additional donations, Plumas Bank is contributing $50,000 to the fund, according to a Sept. 30 press release.
“The devastation caused by the Dixie Fire hit close to home, as many of our bank branches serve community members and businesses that resided in direct path of the fire,” Executive Vice President and Chief Banking Officer BJ North said in a statement. “Plumas Bank was founded in Quincy, California, and our teams and clients faced destruction of their homes, their businesses and their way of life. Now that the fire is nearly contained, the work to rebuild our communities is just beginning.”
Per the release, an advisory committee has been formed to include representatives of the counties directly impacted by the fire. Residents in affected areas many apply to CFNN for emergency hardship grants, and monies will be disbursed directly to businesses and organizations, including local nonprofits.
“Our Community Foundation has been working with donors and awarding grants and scholarships in Northeastern California over the past two decades,” Chris Askin, President and CEO of the foundation, said in a statement. “We are gratified to help channel the generous outpouring of gifts made by donors throughout the region to help those in need.”
Go to nevadafund.org/donate/dixie-fire-fund to donate and learn more.