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  • Daniel Kodam

Rebuilding Their Lives: What’s New With The Paradise Rotary Club?



It’s hard to believe that it’s been an entire year since the Paradise Fire forever changed our community. To some it feels like a lifetime ago, for others as if it was yesterday. It’s difficult to fathom the pain of such destruction and how it has impacted the lives of so many. It’s a ripple effect, with the strongest impact at the center. We’ve only just begun to recover, knowing that this is an event we will forever carry in our hearts. For some it will remain on shoulders for just as long. The economic impact for some is greater than for others, but regardless, it will leave a scar with us all. We have all felt some level of despair, but there is great hope that shines through. We are a strong community that has rallied together in an effort to move forward and support each through these challenging times. There are organizations out there with fund for many who apply. PG&E has a Wildfire Assistance Program and is accepting applications until November 15. https://buttecountyrecovers.org/pge-wildfire-assistance-program-accepting-applications-for-aid/ The Paradise Rotary Foundation also has grants available to help: https://paradiserotaryfoundation.org/ For the latest recovery news, here are a couple of very helpful websites: http://www.paradisechamber.com/ https://buttecountyrecovers.org/paradise/ If you want to help out, here’s one of the many ways: How You Can Help Rotary Club of Paradise’s Camp Fire Relief Efforts Donate (by credit card) to the Paradise Rotary Foundation through our GoFundMe campaign. (Note: GoFundMe keeps 3% of your donation.) Donate (write a check) to: Paradise Rotary Foundation 45 Jan Court., Suite 170 Chico, CA 95928 The EIN for your tax records is: 26-2754805. More Information and Forms at ParadiseRotaryFoundation.org. The Paradise Rotary Club has stepped up from the very beginning in helping this community remain strong. We are “People of Action” and we won’t stop. Our love of Paradise and the people who make it such an amazing place to live fuels our efforts. Here’s to another strong year of recovery!

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