CFMC Creates Monterey County Storm Relief Fund
The Community Foundation for Monterey County (CFMC) created the Monterey County Storm Relief Fund on January 10 to assist communities impacted by the 2023 winter storms. The fund is a trusted repository for donations directed specifically for storm relief and recovery throughout Monterey County and 100% of donations to cfmco.org/StormRelief will be used for grantmaking.
This winter’s storms have caused widespread destruction and hardship for many Monterey County residents and their families. Multiple areas are under evacuation warnings or orders and will be impacted due to heavy rains, toppled trees, power outages and flooding.
Donations to the fund will provide emergency assistance and relief through local nonprofits for immediate needs including food, emergency shelter, financial assistance to those evacuated, support for first responders, as well as recovery efforts.
Those wishing to contribute can donate online at cfmco.org/StormRelief, mail a check payable to “CFMC” to the Community Foundation for Monterey County, 2354 Garden Road, Monterey, CA, 93940 with “Storm Relief Fund” in memo line or call 831.375.9712 weekdays from 8:30 to 5:00 PM. Grants will be directed countywide.
“Even though we can’t yet know the extent of damage and loss from these storms, we’re confident in the generosity of the people of Monterey County and will ensure their gifts help those in need,” said Dan Baldwin, CFMC President/CEO.
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