Santa Rosa, CA. October 13, 2017: CannaCraft, Inc. has temporarily donated 12,000 sq ft of office space to be used as the American Red Cross Regional Headquarters for Northern California fire relief.
Effective today, 200 American Red Cross volunteers will be coordinating all Northern California relief efforts from CannaCraft’s headquarters located at 2330 Circadian Way in Santa Rosa. The space will serve as a planning and logistics center for their efforts throughout the area. Volunteers are expected to occupy the space for a minimum of five weeks.
The scope of the devastation of the Northern California fires is mind-boggling: Hundreds of thousands of acres burned; tens of thousands of people evacuated; thousands of homes, businesses, landmarks lost; dozens killed and hundreds unaccounted for.
Red Cross staff suggest that this disaster is similar in scope to Hurricane Katrina. And it will have long-term effects for the community: Santa Rosa was already facing a housing crunch before the fires, which have since incinerated or rendered uninhabitable between 2 and 4% of the city’s housing units.
CannaCraft, Inc, California’s largest medical cannabis manufacturer, employs approximately 150 people in Sonoma County. At this time, several employees have lost homes and over 20% of employees have been evacuated. The company is still assessing losses to their sites throughout the area and expects damage to be substantial. CannaCraft’s headquarters remain intact and operational at this time.
The company reports that dozens of cultivation sites throughout Sonoma County are believed to have been destroyed or irreparably damaged by smoke, ash and flame retardant. Other grows will be lost simply because workers can’t get to gardens to water or harvest the plants.
Dennis Hunter, CannaCraft Co-CEO, said “We will continue to evaluate our resources including vehicles, property, facilities, equipment, and product to determine how to best serve our community at this time. We will be providing more information on these efforts as they develop”.
Please note that the Red Cross headquarters are strictly for administrative functions. For more information on resources, shelters and donations please see links below.
- Santa Rosa Emergency-Information
- Red Cross Volunteers
- Redwood Food Bank
- North Bay Fire Relief Donations
Update: October 14, 2017
CannaCraft is donating over $50,000 of medical cannabis products to patients who have been displaced or evacuated due to the Northern California fires. CannaCraft has partnered with the following dispensaries to distribute free medicine; Mercy Wellness in Cotati, SPARC in Santa Rosa, Sonoma Patient Group in Santa Rosa, Emerald Pharms in Hopland, and Solful in Sebastopol. CannaCraft will continue to evaluate all of our resources including vehicles, property, facilities, equipment, and product to determine how to best serve our community during this time. We will be providing more information on these efforts as they develop.
Update: October 16, 2017
In the midst of the firestorms that have impacted Northern California, our community has once again joined forces to support each other. Thousands have donated their time, energy and resources towards those displaced. This will be a long process of recovery and CannaCraft, Inc. is doing everything we can to help our neighbors who have been affected by this disaster. Our immediate goal is assisting those who are searching for long-term temporary housing. We have prepared industrial space at our Giffen Way property in Santa Rosa to accommodate RV’s and trailers. There is electricity, water, portable bathrooms and showers available for use. There are numerous ways that you can help! If you, or someone you know, has an available trailer, RV or any type of mobile living space that can be donated for 1-2 months, please let us know. Your trailer will be parked in a secure and private gated area and thoroughly cleaned. Trailer pickup can be arranged if you would like to contribute and are unable to drop it off at the location. Click HERE to support the Fire Relief RV/Trailer Program.