Simpson Strong-Tie has donated $10,000 to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund to assist relief efforts in Northern and Southern California in the aftermath of the devastating Kincade fire in Sonoma County and Maria fire in Ventura County.
Driven by Diablo and Santa Ana winds, wildfires have burned more than 198 thousand acres in California this year. The Kincade fire alone resulted in the largest Sonoma County emergency evacuation in memory as it burned through 77,758 acres of property, destroying 374 structures and injuring two firefighters.
The American Red Cross provides fire victims with relief by sending volunteers to affected areas, providing relief supplies, and helping people plan their next steps as they return home from evacuations.
“These catastrophic fires have resulted in widespread destruction and the displacement of thousands of people from their homes and livelihoods,” says Simpson Strong-Tie COO Ricardo Arevalo. “While we are thankful that the California fires did not result in significant loss of life, they nevertheless are extremely traumatic events, and we hope that victims and survivors can quickly get the relief they need to recover.”
To make a contribution and aid in disaster recovery efforts through the American Red Cross, visit online or send a donation to your local Red Cross chapter.