As part of Wildfire Preparedness Month, FIRESafe MARIN hosted a screening of Golden Eagle Films “The Camp Fire Documentary” on May 14. Approximately 300 supporters and friends filled the Sequoia Theater in Mill Valley and raised $20,000 that will benefit the recovery of Camp Fire survivors and FIRESafe MARIN’s goat grazing program. Pictured (above, left to right) are Mill Valley Fire Chief Tom Welch, Mill Valley Mayor Jim Wickham and FIRESafe MARIN Executive Coordinator Todd Lando.

Mill Valley Rotary was the Presenting sponsor and helped organize the event along with the Mill Valley Fire Department and Community Heroes. Pictured (above, left to right) are sponsors Dave Lundgren, Bob and Pat Emrich, Colleen and Bill Jaeger, Linda Spence, John Belz and Linda and Rolly Wahl.

Following the film, Camp Fire survivors and Marin County officials discussed recovery efforts in Butte County and preparedness efforts in Marin County. Prior to the show, baby goats from Stone Step Farms of Nicasio entertained guests. Pictured (above, top, left to right) are filmmaker Nancy Hamilton, Butte County resident and rescuer Stephen Murray and FIRESafe MARIN Executive Coordinator Todd Lando and (above, bottom) Stone Step Farms’ goats.  Photos by Tam High School student Mac Castaneda

The Whistlestop Nourish Program held a ribbon cutting ceremony on June 4 in San Rafael. The Nourish Program delivers food to those suffering from life threatening illnesses, three days a week, with the help of dedicated volunteer drivers. Pictured (above, left to right) are Matt MacPhee, Whistlestop volunteer, Whit Raab, Norman Raab Foundation, Lorenzo Jones, President, San Rafael Chamber of Commerce, Erika Vaughn, Whistlestop Nourish manager, Marv Zauderer, CEO of ExtraFood, Kate Colin, San Rafael City Council member, Ann Raab, Norman Raab Foundation and Joe O’Hehir, CEO of Whistlestop.

-Photo courtesy of Whistlestop

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