American Red Cross 2017 Northern California Wildfire Relief Fund

October 21st, 2017 by

Wildfire Relief Fund Donation

In Honor of Roland Bacci

Devestating Wildfires

On October 8th, 2017, devastating wildfires started in Sonoma, north of Marin County. Strong winds caused a spread that enveloped the area of Napa, Santa Rosa, Ronhert Park killing dozens and forcing thousands to flee their homes. Although we are seeing the end of the burn thanks to our heroic firefighters, the scale of destruction is just now coming into focus. An estimated 5,700 structures have been destroyed, including whole neighborhoods reduced to smoldering rubble. Nearly 100,000 people have been displaced and evacuated. This is truly one of the greatest tragedies California has ever faced.

Recovering from Tragedy

Recovering from a wildfire takes time and a diverse network of organizations and services to make sure people have the help they need. No one can do it alone and we encourage our guests to assist. The American Red Cross is providing shelter, food and comfort as residents cope with the deadliest week of wildfires in state history. Per the American Red Cross Relief Information, since October 12, they have served over 65,000 meals and snacks with partners, provided over 26,000 overnight stays, and made over 5,500 mental health services available to those affected.

Encouraging Donations

Mercedes-Benz of Marin has donated to the American Red Cross 2017 Northern California Wildfire Relief Fund in memory of our former owner, Roland Bacci, who passed away Monday, September 25, 2017, at the age of 90. For more information and to donate to the Wildfire Relief Fund, please visit:

In addition, we will be offering discounts on recommended parts and labor to assist with our campaign for the Sonoma County YMCA to assist youth in need. For more information on how you can participate, please visit:

Our hearts and thoughts go out to all those affected. Please join Mercedes-Benz of Marin in supporting our local victims.

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