Mark your calendars for December 5th, for a 90-minute stream of music and personal messages from musical luminaries including Sammy Hagar, Boz Scaggs & Bonnie Raitt, Kevin Cronin, Joe Satriani, Los Lobos, Colin Hay, and more. Other acts featured in the stream include Rogue Wave, Laurie Lewis, The String Cheese Incident, T Sisters, Victor Krummenacher, Twiddle, and Prairie Prince. Also included will be original artwork, moving photography, and examples of how funds have already been put into action to help families. The event will be hosted by featured guest emcees, including acclaimed journalist Ben Fong-Torres, radio personality Bonnie Simmons, Santa Cruz journalist Wallace Baine and others. Full details are available at santacruzfirerelief.org.
Santa Cruz County has been deeply impacted by the CZU Lightning Complex Fire, a historic wildfire resulting in the evacuation of 77,000 people, covering over 80,000 acres, and destroying over 900 structures. Thanks to heroic work by firefighters local and from afar, these wildfires – the most destructive in Santa Cruz County history – are now contained. The community now shifts focus to the overwhelming task of recovery and rebuilding, which is estimated to take over a decade.
100% of all donations raised will go directly to the Fire Response Fund managed by partner organization Community Foundation Santa Cruz County (CFSCC). CFSCC has already granted over $600,000 from the fund, strategically distributed where they are most needed and will continue throughout the entire recovery process. Those inspired to donate to the fund before the stream can do so at http://cfscc.org/loveyoumadly.