On Dec. 20, 2022, and Jan. 1, 2023, earthquakes, measuring magnitude 6.4 and 5.4 respectively, struck one of California’s most beautiful, dynamic yet economically distressed rural regions: Humboldt County’s Eel River Valley.
As a community foundation dedicated to supporting the four-county region of Humboldt, Del Norte, and Trinity counties in California, and Curry County in Southern Oregon, HAF+WRCF was able to support regional disaster response, recovery, and resilience with the Disaster Response & Resilience Fund.
Within two weeks of the initial Dec. 20 quake, more than $300,000 in donations poured into the Foundation from individual donors and philanthropic partners. By March 2023, HAF+WRCF announced $1.2 million was available from the Disaster Relief and Resilience Fund for nonprofit organizations, tribes and government entities helping quake victims. Thanks to generous donors and philanthropic partners, the Foundation has been able to support important partnerships to bolster residents affected by the quakes.
This report highlights the successes and ongoing funding needs following the earthquakes identified through the work of the Foundation and its community partners.
Read through the report here: Resilience and Recovery in the Eel River Valley Six Month Report