During the last few years, the former Volunteer Center of Napa Valley has found stability and an enhanced mission by merging with the Center for Volunteer and Nonprofit Leadership, a move supports through grants from the Gasser Foundation. This merged effort, now called Volunteer Napa responded immediately and effectively to two major catastrophes in our region, the earthquake in August, 2014 and the Lake County fires in September, 2015. The group has been widely commended, helping literally hundreds of families in a myriad of ways, with shelter, food, clothing, medical care and repairs. And in the midst of all of this volunteer response, the agency has also brought staff and board development opportunities and training to dozens of nonprofit agencies. They have also revived the wonderful celebration of volunteerism, an annual luncheon called Heart of Napa.
Napa County Nonprofits at Work:
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