Numerous events are being held to raise funds and provide assistance to those affected by the Valley Fire, which ripped through 76,067 acres in the towns of Cobb, Harbin and Middletown, also reaching into Sonoma and Napa counties.
A Weekend of Healing is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 7 p.m on October 24 and 25, in the Middletown Mansion event Center, 20650 Highway 29, Middletown. Sponsored by the nonprofit organization SpreadKindness,org, the event will feature counseling, holistic healing, massage, music and, the announcement stated, “free hugs.”
Project Hope, 6 p.m. to midnight on November 7, at Sally Tomatoes, 1100 Valley House Drive, Rohnert Park. Sponsored by the LIME Foundation.
“This project was designed to help the survivors of the Valley Fire on a monthly basis as they continue to rebuild their homes and their lives,” organizers said. “We will also be honoring some of the men and women who fought the fire relentlessly and some of the volunteers that have made Project Hope come to life.”
The event will include live music, dinner, dancing, silent auction and raffle; all proceeds will go to Project Hope for the fire survivors.
In addition, donations are being accepted at the following, with all proceeds going toward assistance for victims of the Valley Fire.
-- Middletown Rancheria Valley Fire Disaster Relief Fund, Westamerica Bank, P.O. Box 1035, Middletown, CA 95461. 707-987-8650. Donations to this fund are tax-deductible.