Larkmead Vineyards is Raising $50,000 for the Valley Fire Relief Fund
Calistoga, California – October 20, 2015 -- In response to the devastating Valley Fire in Lake, Napa and Sonoma Counties, Larkmead Vineyards is raising $50,000 for those affected by the fire by matching up to $25,000 in donations to the Valley Fire Relief Fund. Over $20,000 has been donated by supporting individuals so far, and with Larkmead’s matching, the total is now over $40,000. They hope to reach their goal of $50,000 by the end of the month.
“So many businesses and homes have been destroyed by this brutal catastrophe,” owner Cam Baker said. “We feel it is our responsibility as a neighbor and member of the community to come together and do what we can to help. Over 1,400 homes have burned and so many people have lost their place of employment and their jobs. We want to help our friends and families in Lake County in this time of great need.”
The Valley Fire Relief Fund is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit and is channeling funds to two primary organizations. The Up Valley Family Center provides immediate aid to families who are struggling with large bills such as mortgages, utilities and car payments as well as providing funds for urgent daily needs such as food, diapers and toiletries in the form of gift cards. The Rotary of Middletown will also receive money to help aid families who were renting with no insurance and suffered severe losses.
If you would like to make a donation that will be part of the Larkmead Vineyards match, please send a check to Larkmead Vineyards (note Larkmead Match) at 1100 Larkmead Lane, Calistoga, CA 94515, care of Amy Rushforth or to the Calistoga Chamber of Commerce at 133 Washington Street, Calistoga, CA 94515.
About Larkmead Vineyards
Founded in 1895, Larkmead Vineyards is one of Napa Valley’s most historic estates and is recognized as one of the most exceptional vineyard sites of the region. The 150-acre valley floor estate is primarily Cabernet Sauvignon, with other plantings of Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc, Petit Verdot, Malbec and Cabernet Franc as well as an over 100-year-old block of Tocai Friulano. All Larkmead wine is sourced entirely from the estate vineyard. In addition, Larkmead grows and sells fruit for several of Napa Valley’s most prestigious producers.