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Sonoma County Vintners/Foundation Aids COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

Aid Includes Emergency Relief Funding and Logistics Support

SANTA ROSA, California – February 10, 2021 – Sonoma County Vintners Foundation has activated their Emergency Relief Fund donating funds to help support the cost of technical needs for registration as well as critical supplies for COVID-19 vaccine distribution centers across Sonoma County. In partnership with Sonoma County health officials, healthcare providers and associations, Sonoma County Vintners is also providing support in the activation of vaccine distribution centers. 

“We are deeply privileged to continue assisting our community in this great time of need and are grateful for the support of our Sonoma County wine community, donors and sponsors,” said Michael Haney, executive director of Sonoma County Vintners/Foundation. “It is truly an honor to provide these essential contributions during these unprecedented times. This type of support is exactly why we formed the Sonoma County Vintners Foundation Emergency Relief Fund.”

The Emergency Relief Fund was created to adapt to the needs of the Sonoma County community as unfortunate and emergency situations arise. The Sonoma County Vintners Foundation Emergency Relief Fund has donated $10,000 in funding to assist in alleviating the vaccine distribution costs.  The funds will help to purchase crucial personal protective equipment, supplies, and more. Additionally, 20 iPads were contributed to help streamline the registration process. 

In addition to providing financial support, the Sonoma County Vintners is assisting with vaccine distribution site volunteer recruitment and support; and providing vaccine education and promotion.

Please consider making a tax-deductible charitable contribution today by selecting the “Donate to Emergency Relief Fund” button at https://sonomawine.com/foundation. The Sonoma County Vintners Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) charitable organization.

About Sonoma County Vintners

Sonoma County Vintners is the leading voice of Sonoma County wine, dedicated to raising awareness of Sonoma County as one of the world’s premier wine regions which was named Wine Region of the Year by Wine Enthusiast in 2019. Sonoma County Vintners represents over 260 wineries throughout the county. The organization actively promotes Sonoma County through educational programming; advocates for its members at local, state and federal levels; and contributes to the local communities through our Sonoma County Vintners Foundation. Sonoma County Wine Auction, its annual fundraiser, has raised over $36 million benefitting non-profit organizations throughout the region. To learn more about Sonoma County Vintners, visit sonomawine.com.

About Sonoma County Vintners Foundation

The Sonoma County Vintners Foundation provides support to our local community through philanthropy and charitable giving. Fundraising efforts have a direct impact in the areas of literacy, education, health and human services, the environment and arts and culture. The Sonoma County Vintners Foundation Emergency Relief Fund was established in 2017 to address the immediate needs of our local community impacted by a natural disaster and other emergencies in a timely manner. This Emergency Relief Fund was created to adapt to the needs of the Sonoma County community as unfortunate situations arise. The Sonoma County Vintners Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Learn more at sonomawine.com/foundation.

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