Fire Safe Council of Nevada County announces fundraiser to benefit local Firewise communities |

Fire Safe Council of Nevada County announces fundraiser to benefit local Firewise communities

Submitted to the Sun

TRUCKEE, Calif. — Fire Safe Council of Nevada County invites all residents to enjoy a full day of fun on June 3, 2023, from 1-9 p.m. to benefit the work of Firewise Communities in Nevada County. The event will be held at beautiful Commodore Park in Lake Wildwood and will include outdoor lawn games, happy hour, a catered western BBQ dinner, live band, and an auction featuring a wide variety of items.   

“We have a full day planned to appeal to everyone!” says Fire Safe Council Board Member Steve Eubanks. “This year, we are focusing on recognizing and rewarding Firewise USA® Communities and all the hard work they have completed to help increase fire safety in Nevada County—and providing funding to help them do even more. There is a lot to look forward to, and we want to make it easy to support wildfire mitigation projects, large and small.  None of us can do this alone.”

All profits from the fundraiser will go to Firewise Communities in Nevada County to support the vital work they do to reduce wildfire hazards for their residents.

“Wildfire preparedness is a complex problem we face in Nevada County. Supporting grassroots organizing and neighborhood projects is critical to our success”, said Jamie Jones, Executive Director of Fire Safe Council of Nevada County.

“Nevada County has 87 National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)-recognized Firewise Communities, more than any other county in the United States, and more are being recognized every month,” adds Pat Leach, Regional Firewise USA® Coordinator at the Fire Safe Council of Nevada County.

More than two dozen of those communities are in the Truckee area.

Tickets for past events have been popular, so everyone is encouraged to get theirs early. Also, both sponsors and donors are welcome.  Tickets and more information can be found on the Fire Safe Council website 

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