For my 100th Blog Post, I was planning on something reminiscent, like revisiting the wine that started my journey all those years ago.
However, with the devastating fires ravaging Northern California’s wine country, it seems more appropriate to share a way you, my readers and fellow wine lovers, can help.
Sad sight. A thin layer of ash coats my car from wildfires 50-100 miles away. I can't stop thinking that this ash represents peoples' lives, homes, hopes, and dreams. Prayers to those affected. Thanks to the brave first responders who are away from their loved ones, selflessly sacrificing to help others. #napafire #sonomafires #yubafires #buttefire #redwoodvalleyfire #norcalisburning #winecountryfires #prayers #napastrong #sonomastrong #mendicinostrong #yubastrong @calfire #staysafe #wine #winelovers #winestagram #instawine #winenot #appetiteforwine
I’m moved by the bravery of the first responders. You may not know this about me, but I am former law enforcement. As such, I know what it is like to leave loved ones behind during a disaster and give of oneself to help strangers.
Living in NorCal, but well out of harm’s way, I’m very impressed by the resilience of the human spirit already arising out of the wildfires. Even as the fires rage out of control, people are looking ahead toward recovery and rebuilding. I am amazed and appreciative of the groundswell of support that has started. I’ve seen GoFundMe pages, numerous national and regional charities, and now NakedWines.com stepping up.
I'm amazed at the resilience. While flames rage out of control, people are already looking ahead to recovery. @nakedwinesdotcom is sponsoring a donation site to help those affected by the #wildfires throughout the region. Please donate generously at https://us.nakedwines.com/fire-recovery. You don't have to be a customer, but by donating you'll be an #angel to those in need. #nakedwinesdotcom #napafires #napastrong #sonomafires #sonomastrong #mendocinofires #mendicinostrong #wewillrebuild #appetiteforwine #wine #winelovers #winenot #winestagram #instawine
As you probably know, I am a supporter and customer of NakedWines.com. Champions of winemakers around the world, NakedWines.com is hosting a site where you can donate to support those affected by these disastrous wildfires. Many of the other donation sites I’ve seen are area-specific, and there’s nothing wrong with that. The NakedWines.com effort covers the whole region. The main recipient of the funds raised will be the Napa Valley Community Foundation, but others will include the Red Cross and other disaster relief agencies in the greater region.
Follow this link if you’d like to contribute: https://us.nakedwines.com/fire-recovery You don’t have to be a NakedWines.com customer to donate, but in doing so, you will truly be an Angel to those in need.
Please give generously to help those affected. If you would prefer to give to a different charity, please do. This is not a competition, and I won’t be offended.
That post about my first taste of good wine? That’ll have to wait until post number 101.