On Friday, May 6, a representative from the California Fire Foundation presented a donation to the Mountain View Fire Department for residents affected by the apartment building fire in the 300 block of Escuela Avenue on Wednesday, May 4.
The California Fire Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization that provides emotional and financial assistance to families of fallen firefighters, firefighters, and the communities protected by firefighters. The Foundation formed in 1987 with a mandate including an array of survivor and victim assistance programs and community initiatives. The Foundation is the nonprofit organization of the California Professional Firefighters.
The California Fire Foundation presented 50 gift cards, each loaded with $250, for those affected by the fire to purchase necessities in the wake of the tragedy as part of their Supplying Aid to Victims of Emergency (SAVE) program. The SAVE program is intended to bring immediate, short-term relief to victims of fire or other natural disasters throughout California. Since 2014, over 56,000 disaster victims in California have benefited through the SAVE program.
If you are interested in contributing to the California Fire Foundation, please contact the Foundation at 800-890-3213 or firstname.lastname@example.org.