From our Friends at BUFF®
We are heartbroken for Santa Rosa, California – where we are located and call home, and for all of our neighboring North Bay communities affected by the fires across the North Bay of California. The Santa Rosa Wildfire have directly impacted many of the employees of our BUFF® family, who are safe – but have had their homes, neighborhoods, and personal possessions taken from them. Heather McConnell our marketing coordinator lost everything late Sunday night. With just minutes to evacuate her family fled with only the essentials. She’s doing well but has a long road to recovery.
We are so proud to be part of a resilient, beautiful community of people that has come together in support of one another during this time of on-going disaster. The immediate response and concern, the outpouring of support and love, and the aid from our extended North Bay California communities, industry partners and friends across the country, has been truly unifying and uplifting. The thought and support of our community and BUFF® family provided to us has acted as a source of hope as we move forward.
The Tubbs Fire in Northern Santa Rosa was less than 2 miles from our BUFF® office. Shutting down access to our offices, and knocking out power and email most of the week. Thankfully our office is standing and secure. Our main focus is the support of our BUFF® employees and their families who have been directly affected by the fires. Rallying around them, their loved ones, and supporting them in every way that we possibly can.
To support immediate Santa Rosa, California victims [no fees or taxes], please visit https://www.redwoodcu.org/northbayfirerelief 100% of donations go directly back to helping rebuild and provide relief to our Santa Rosa community that has been impacted by this disaster.
If you can make a monetary donation to support Heather and her family you may visit https://www.gofundme.com/santa-rosa-fire-survivors-need-help but if you have any material items to donate please reach out to me directly. Please don’t hesitate to share this with others as well.
Thank you again for your support, patience and friendship, we can’t wait to connect with you in person soon!