Petaluma Sunrise Rotary Club Generously Supports SAY Staff
On Friday, November 17 the Petaluma Sunrise Rotary Club delivered generous donations to four SAY staff members who lost their homes in the catastrophic wildfires last month. In the wake of the fires, the Sunrise Club started a fund to support those affected by the wildfires, with an emphasis on seniors, renters, the uninsured, teachers and first responders.
Leland Fishman, President of Fishman Supply and dedicated rotary member, delivered the donation to SAY staff members on behalf of the Sunrise Club. After hearing about our staff members that lost everything, he was moved to nominate them for micro-grants from the Sunrise Foundation. Mr. Fishman had this to say of the donation:
“These four dedicated staff members of Social Advocates for Youth council the most at risk youths throughout Sonoma County. All four lost everything in the Tubbs Fire last month. These dedicated professionals work tirelessly with teens transitioning from the Foster Care system as well as those that are homeless or are on the edge of homelessness. And in the midst of terrible personal loss, they never let their clients down. These micro-grants of $1,500 will be used to replace personal items or to act as seed money for new rentals.”
All of us at SAY are in awe of the generosity of Leland, the entire Sunrise Rotary Club, and everyone who donated to the Sunrise Foundation to support fire relief efforts. At SAY, we teach our youth the power of having a caring adult in your life. Similarly, the Sunrise Rotary Club just reinforced the incredible power of having a caring community in your corner.