United Way of the Wine Country has been dedicated to improving lives locally for 50 years. Everyone deserves a good life: a quality education that leads to a stable job, income that can support a family through retirement, and good health. To create lasting change, United Way focuses on solving the underlying causes of common problems related to education, income and health. We are committed to achieving lasting solutions - not just quick fixes - for our entire community.
Sonoma County Flood Recovery & Wellness Fund
United Way opened the Sonoma County Flood Recovery & Wellness Fund in the days after the flood which affected our neighbors and friends in communities along the Russian River. To date, we have received $87,720 from individual donors, foundations or funds, and organizations. This includes the generous $50,000 gift from Sonoma County Vintners Foundation which we were able to leverage as a match to obtain additional gifts. We anticipate an additional $30,000 will be received and bring our fundraising total to just under $118,000.
Beginning next week, United Way will distribute funds to the nonprofit agencies who will directly help those affected by the floods. Find a detailed list of grant distributions and how the funds will help the community here.
2-1-1 Sonoma County Transition
United Way representatives will present the 2-1-1 Sonoma County redevelopment plan to County of Sonoma Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, April 16. A press release will be sent on the same day announcing the transition of 2-1-1 Sonoma County to United Way from the Volunteer Center of Sonoma County. This exciting change will provide enhanced social service information and referral services to our area, and we will be better positioned to help our community.
For questions about the Flood Recovery & Wellness Fund or the 2-1-1 Sonoma County transition, please email Nicollette Weinzveg or call 707-528-4485 ext. 141.