Donations from the Foley family, Foley Family Wines, the Vegas Golden Knights, and City National Bank come together to donate over $500,000 to Kincade Fire Recovery.
The Foley family, Foley Family Wines, the Vegas Golden Knights, and City National Bank are donating over $500,000 to aid in the fire recovery and support efforts following the Kincade Fire. The donations are divided over various organizations in the fire torn community of Sonoma County.
The Foley family, Foley Family Wines and the Vegas Golden Knights, which is owned by Foley Family Vintner Bill Foley, have pledged $175,000, to Corazon Healdsburg, $120,000 to Sonoma County Resilience Fund and $225,000 to Geyserville Volunteer Fire Fighters Association, which serves Healdsburg, Cloverdale, Windsor and Geyserville fire departments.
In addition, eight thousand pounds of food is being donated by City National Bank, in partnership with Foley Family Wines, to the Redwood Empire Food Bank. The food will feed over 300 families suffering from the effects of the Kincade fire and will be distributed on November 14, 2019, at the Economic Assistance/Human Resources Building.
“From all of us at Foley Family Wines, we would like to extend a sentiment of extreme gratitude for the heroic efforts of all First Responders in fighting the Kincade Fire,” says Courtney Foley, 2nd generation vintner of Foley Family Wines. “No statement of recognition or donation will be able to convey how utterly thankful we feel for those who put their safety and well-being on the line for us. We also recognize that many in our industry were not so fortunate, and our hearts go out to our colleagues, friends, and neighbors who were affected.”
These donations are a continuation of similar charitable outreach the Foley family and company contributed in the aftermath of the 2017 California wildfires. Other organizations that Foley Family Wines have supported over the last few years include; Napa Valley Grapegrower’s Farmworker Alliance program, Sonoma County Resilience Fund, Sonoma County Grapegrowers Housing Fund, Sonoma County Humane Society, Russian Riverkeeper, Corazon Healdsburg, Sonoma County Humane Society, Sonoma County Wildlife Rescue, Redwood Empire Food Bank, The Living Room and Sonoma County Children’s Charities.
Chalk Hill Estate Vineyards & Winery and Roth Vineyards suffered damage to non-essential buildings and equipment in the Kincade Fire, but all Foley Family wineries including those in Geyserville and on Chalk Hill Road escaped major damage.
“Because of the hard work of first responders, we are all safe. We hope these donations will assist our neighbors and the community impacted by the fires, and further assist our local first responders in keeping Sonoma County safe and strong,” says Courtney Foley.