Make a difference for victims of Nevada County Fires

Dear Friends, Family, and Fellow Rotarians,

Western Nevada County is reeling from the devastating fires that raged through our community this month. At least 23 homes were destroyed plus 24 additional outbuildings (garages, barns and working shops, etc). Many other homes and structures were also damaged. For families whose homes and outbuildings were destroyed or damaged, they have a long road ahead.  Many are going to need extra support from our community to rebuild and restart their lives.  

Grass Valley Police Chaplains and local community leaders have partnered together to organize the Community Disaster Response Fund for Nevada County to help local residents reconstruct their homes, property, and lives. To jump start our Community Disaster Response effort, the five Rotary Clubs of Western Nevada County are launching a campaign to raise funds for this effort.  

Rotary’s focus is Making A Difference 

We invite you to join us making a difference for friends and neighbors in our own community today by donating to our Support Nevada County Residents Rebuild campaign 100% of the funds collected will be distributed to local families by the Community Disaster Response Fund for Nevada County. Every dollar you donate will go to the Community Disaster Response Fund. To learn more and/or make a donation of any amount, please visit

This campaign is a demonstration of the many ways the Rotary Clubs of Penn Valley, Grass Valley, Grass Valley South, Nevada City and Nevada City 49er Breakfast Clubs and Rotary Clubs connect people to serve a broad range of objectives and needs acting locally and globally. 

As a member of Nevada City Rotary, I invite you to join us with this project and as my guest at a local Club meeting.  Nevada City Rotary meetings 1st and 3rd Thursdays at 5:30pm for a Merchant Mixer Social and 2nd and 4th Thursdays at 12:15pm for lunch at the National Hotel in Nevada City. My fellow Club members and I are happy to discuss Rotary and our Club with you.

Please pass this opportunity to support Western Nevada County on to family, friends and colleagues! 

Thank you for your generosity and consideration.  


Cathy Wilcox-Barnes
Nevada City Rotary