The total amount raised as of Friday night, October 20, was $18,190. I have committed to paint 193 roses, or a little over one month per day for six months. Please help me get to one year of painting roses. Thank you to the following people for moving me closer to this goal:
Karen Bowers, Joanne Cali, Laurie Chesnut, Marcie Christensen, Ron and Kitty Faria, Mary Hunt, Cindy Jones, Christopher Kenward, Jack Kilbride, Michael Larkins, Serena Lienau, Scott Lockhart, Shirley McMorrow, Daniel Montgomery, Lynne Re, Jackie Reese, Louise Riedle, Clare Rosensteel, Ernie Simard, Rick Tigner, Dave Turner, Loie Walman
Yesterday, my cousins John Giuseponi and Mark Giuseponi volunteered to pay all of my expenses. That would include packaging, mailing, paint, etc. Their generosity, combined with the offer by Zak and Kristen at Village Art to provide all of my canvas, has been overwhelming. Thank you from my heart, John and Mark, and Zak and Kristen!!! I was going to use some of the income from Art Trails to offset some of these expenses. Now I can donate all of the income from Art Trails.
Please come and visit me in my studio this weekend and next for Sonoma County Art Trails.
Today's Rose is titled, "Santa Rosa Strong":
Dear Tom Swearingen,
Thank you for your $2470.00 donation to the North Bay Fire Relief through the Redwood Credit Union Community Fund, Inc. (RCUCF) from Roses of Resilience. Your generosity has helped us raise over $10,000,000 in support of the families affected by these devastating fires. Redwood Credit Union is covering all administrative costs, so 100% of your donation directly helps the survivors as they begin their long journey of recovery.
Redwood Credit Union Community Fund, Inc. is an IRS exempt organization recognized under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code, Tax ID #47-5084832. All donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. No goods or services were provided to you by RCUCF in exchange for your contribution.
On behalf of the RCUCF Board of Directors and from all of us at Redwood Credit Union, in partnership with the Press Democrat and Senator Mike McGuire’s office, we extend a heartfelt thank you for helping the victims of the North Bay Fires.
President & CEO
Redwood Credit UnionCynthia Negri
Redwood Credit Union Community Fund, Inc.