Day 1 began with a workshop for Wildfire Community Leaders who mapped out the milestones for recovery over a 5+ year time span Anyone who has experienced wildfire understands the road to recovery after is long and complex both for individual survivors, but for the community as a whole as well. Our Wildfire Leadership Summit…Read More
Hear how one community in the Wildland Urban Interface started organizing residents to prepare for disaster, and a few years later has built on that foundation to advocate, organize and train many more groups across Northern Sonoma County. This session was recorded. Access the recording and more of our monthly session videos on our YouTube…Read More
Thursday, June 9, 2022 10:00 – 11:00 AM Pacific Time Via Zoom – Please register at the button link below. This meeting will be recorded. If you pre-register we will send you the link to this recording. Click to view recording on YouTube About this Meeting The last 5 years of wildfire has taken a…Read More
About this Meeting After the Fire USA Zoom meeting with the Home Builders Association of Metro Denver, to discuss concerns about cashflow during the rebuild, and factors that influence the timing and release of insurance funds from financial institutions at stages of the rebuild – either with construction loans or mortgage loans. Sonoma County representatives…Read More
Listen to the Recording of this Meeting Listen to the Recording of this Meeting This session will be recorded and the video will be posted our YouTube Channel About this Meeting Should I pay off my mortgage with my insurance settlement? Can I temporarily reduce or even stop paying my mortgage while rebuilding? What’s the…Read More
Jennifer Gray Thompson, CEO and Judy Coffey, Board President of After the Fire, a leading nonprofit in wildfire recovery in the United States, announced a grant from the Walmart Foundation to support programs dedicated to helping communities recover, rebuild and reimagine after experiencing a megafire.
The $220,000 grant supports the work of After the Fire USA, specifically our Community to Community Programs (C2C) supporting, mentoring, coaching and sharing best practices with those affected in the devastating 2020 wildfire season that burned over 10 million acres and caused $16.4B in damage across California, Oregon, and Washington states. “The 2020 wildfire season was not only unprecedented, it was also a confirmation that we are living in the Era of Megafire. This generous grant from the Walmart Foundation demonstrates their commitment to ensuring wildfire survivors have equal access to adaptable systems, resources, best practices, and our Wildfire Resilience Network of leaders,” stated Jennifer Gray Thompson.
This session was recorded and the video is posted our YouTube Channel View this information on our Events Calendar About this Meeting Managing effective communications is difficult during normal times, let alone after disaster. Prioritizing clear communications across multiple channels with different stakeholders is essential, and done well can avoid confusion and help more people…Read More
This session was recorded, and the video is posted on our YouTube Channel View this information on our Events Calendar Download pdf flyer About this Meeting If a wildfire has destroyed your home or business, there are many details to consider before deciding if you will rebuild, how you will rebuild and who will choose…Read More
About this Meeting This session was recorded, and the video is posted on our YouTube Channel View this information on our Events Calendar Rain is coming! Attend this Community to Community meeting of the Wildfire Survivor Network to hear from environmental scientists and land managers who have years of experience caring for burned land…Read More
Each year the wildfires across the West grow larger, more severe, and there are new communities faced with recovery and rebuilding. After the Fire’s CEO Jennifer Gray Thompson and COO Charles Brooks went through these experiences with the 2017 Sonoma County Complex fires and the 2018 Camp Fire in Paradise respectively. But as the destructive…Read More