Eureka, CA: Eureka Natural Foods presented a check for $12,000 to the Eureka Rotary Club On Thursday which will begin the process of disseminating the funds raised by ENF’s recent Change 4 Change Wild Fire Relief fund raising drive. $500 of the money donated was raised by Ferndale resident, seven-year-old Rylee, who was on hand during the presentation. Rylee raised the money with her mom and grandma by organizing and hosting a bake sale outside the veteran’s hall in Ferndale.
Rylee was also honored with a certificate of achievement and gift basket in recognition of her commendable effort.
Between August 3 and August 10, Eureka Natural Foods’ customers at both the Eureka and McKinleyville stores had the opportunity to donate their change, or a larger amount, during each transaction to relief efforts in the Carr fire and Mendocino Complex fires. Eureka Natural Foods also donated $2,000 to this effort.
The Rotary Club of Eureka will use the Rotary Club of Redding to strategically place half of these funds to support efforts of the Carr Fire with funds funneled through the Shasta Community Regional Fund. The Lake and Mendocino Rotary Clubs will place the other half of these funds supporting the Mendocino Complex fires utilizing LARCA, their Rotary District Fire Relief Fund.
Eureka Natural Foods is asking both Rotary Clubs to document and report back exactly where these funds are placed with photos and testimonials accompanying their report. ENF will publish these reports on both their Facebook page and website so that donors and customers will know how their donations were distributed and what effect they had. Eureka Natural Foods has great confidence in Rotary handling these funds. Rotary is well known for making 100% of their donations directed to their targets without administrative fees.
Eureka Natural Foods has raised thousands of dollars for local non-profit organizations through their Change 4 Change program, and through this effort they provided locals who want to help with an avenue to do so.
Eureka Natural Foods is a family-run business serving Northern California since 1944. They offer natural and organic products free of GMO‘s, antibiotics, hormones, pesticides and radiation