Rotary 5130 Fire Relief Fund

The LARCA Fire Relief Fund is now accepting donations to start helping the fire victims of the devastating fires in Lake, Sonoma, Napa, and Mendocino Counties. Donations can easily be made online or via mail-in check. Fore more information visit

  • The LARCA Fire Relief Fund was founded in 2015 during the Lake County, CA fires. Nearly $1M was raised to support the fire survivors and businesses in those communi-ties over the past 2 years. The fund has been administered with nearly zero adminis-trative overhead.
  • October 2017, massive destruction from numerous fires burning in Napa, Sonoma, Mendocino and Lake Counties has resulted in the expansion of this fund to cover the 4 counties affected in District 5130.
  • A committee comprised of Rotarians from each of the 4 counties will administer the direct deployment of these funds.
  • Contributions are tax deductible

Lake Area Rotary Club Association (LARCA)

c/o 5130 Fire Relief Fund
PO Box 2921
Clearlake, CA 95422
Or online at

NON-PROFIT TAX ID# 46-1149482


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From Rotary International:
Rotary helps disaster victims

The Rotary Foundation and Rotary clubs are helping communities battered by severe weather and earthquakes.

The Rotary Foundation is collecting emergency relief funds to help victims of hurricanes Harvey and Irma while local clubs are working in their communities.

“The power of Rotary is in the Foundation’s ability to pull help from around the world while local clubs provide immediate relief in their own communities,” says Don Mebus of the Rotary Club of Arlington, Texas.

Two powerful earthquakes hit Mexico, destroying buildings and highways, and killing hundreds of people. Rotarians have set up a fund to help reconstruct schools, housing and medical facilities.

Hurricane Maria is wreaking havoc on the Caribbean and is blamed for nine deaths so far.

In Sierra Leone, torrential rains and a mudslide in August has killed more than 500 people and destroyed nearly 2,000 homes. On the outskirts of Freetown, Sierra Leone’s capital, an orphanage, where more than 60 children slept, was swept away in the slide. More than 600 people are still missing.

An estimated 40 million people across Bangladesh, India, and Nepal have been affected after massive floods hit the area last month. UNICEF estimates 31 million people in India have lost their homes, and 8 million people in Bangladesh and 1.7 million in Nepal have been affected.

Rotary’s partner, ShelterBox, is providing support to families displaced by the storms.

ShelterBox teams are working with Rotarians to assess the damage and provide emergency supplies and temporary housing in Bangladesh, Nepal, Nigeria, and Sierra Leone.

In Texas, hundreds of light privacy tents were deployed to evacuation centers for families to use temporarily.

How to contribute

Earthquake victims

Send donations to:
Fondo Unido Rotario de Mexico A.C.
Bank: City Banamex
Branch: 0844
Account: 9668351
Swift Code: BNMXMXMM

Hurricane victims

Two Rotary Foundation donor advised funds have been set up to accept donations for disaster relief and recovery in response to Hurricanes Harvey and Irma:

Hurricane Harvey
Account name: Gulf Coast Disaster Relief Fund
Account number: 608

Hurricane Irma
Account name: Hurricane Emergency Relief Fund
Account number: 296

You can contribute by check or wire transfer or online with a credit card. You’ll need to provide the DAF account name and number listed above. If you would like a credit card receipt, please check the address box to share your address with Rotary.

Learn how you can contribute.

If you have questions about how you can help, contact To see how clubs are helping, go to Rotary Ideas.




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