The Dave & Cheryl Duffield Foundation Awards an Additional $3 Million Dollars to 19 Organizations Assisting People and Animal Affected by Recent Wildfires
Incline Village, NV (October 13, 2021): The Dave & Cheryl Duffield Foundation announced today they have awarded $3 million to 19 organizations assisting with the aftermath of the recent wildfires in the Lake Tahoe Basin area. These funds will help provide supportive care to people and their pets who have been impacted by the fires as well as with the ongoing rescue, rehabilitation and treatment of animals (primarily wildlife) affected by the fires. This is in addition to the $1 million that was awarded to 29 organizations in the early part of September bringing the total donation from the Dave & Cheryl Duffield Foundation to $4 million to support thewildfire efforts.
The Dave & Cheryl Duffield Foundation has worked closely with the agencies on the ground to determine themost crucial needs throughout the entire fire event. While the immediate call for help has been addressed, it wasdetermined that there will be ongoing assistance neededfor both people and their pets as well as wildlife in the coming weeks and months. This includes providing supportive care (food, housing, financial support) to evacuees and their pets, medical services to animals, and ongoing care and resources in the affected communities.
Of the $3 million, $2 million has been granted to The American Red Cross who has (and continues to) provide emergency, supportive and medical care to those who were evacuated and/or lost their homes during the wildfire event. The other 18 grant recipients include: The Salvation Army, Tahoe PAWS CART (South Lake Tahoe, CA), Somoma CART (Santa Rosa, CA), Gold Country Wildlife Rescue (Auburn, CA), Contra Costa CART (Martinez, CA), Napa CART (Napa, CA), Evacuation Team of Amador (Jackson, CA), Cowboy 911 (Red Bluff, CA), Cal Animals (El Cerrito, CA), Sammie’s Friends (Grass Valley, CA), Humane Society of Truckee/Tahoe (Truckee, CA), Nevada Humane Society (Reno, NV), El Dorado Humane Society and El Dorado County Animal Services (Diamond Springs, CA), Douglas Animal Welfare Group/DAWG (Gardnerville, NV), Douglas County Animal Services (Minden, NV), Washoe County Regional Animal Services (Reno, NV), San Diego Humane Society (San Diego, CA).
“We are honored to be in the position to support the efforts of the outstanding organizations who are doing everything they can to help both the people and the animals affected by the wildfires that have impacted the Lake Tahoe Basin area,” said Jerleen Bryant, Executive Director of the Dave & Cheryl Duffield Foundation. “The Duffields, who live in the local community, are long-time benefactors of animal causes and they appreciate the hard work and efforts to help both animals and people in needduring this difficult time.”
About the Dave & Cheryl Duffield Foundation:
The Dave & Cheryl Duffield Foundation is a private charitable foundation based in Incline Village, Nevada. The Duffields are the founders of Maddie’s Fund, a leading animal welfare foundation dedicated to revolutionizing the status and well-being of companion animals. While the Duffields are long-time benefactors of companion animal causes, the Foundation also allows them to focus their philanthropic efforts in other areas they are passionate about, including supporting military veterans and giving back to their local community.