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Siskiyou Media Council Receives Grants from the Community Foundation of the North State’s Wildfire Recovery Fund and The Ford Family Foundation for the Telvue AIO-B100 Purchase to Enhance Emergency Notification Process in Yreka and Weed, California
YREKA, CALIFORNIA – [11 Aug 2023] – Siskiyou Media Council, a long-standing nonprofit organization in Siskiyou County dedicated to providing community media resources and services, is thrilled to announce that it has been awarded grants from the North State Wildfire Recovery Fund at the Community Foundation of the North State, and The Ford Family Foundation Good Neighbor Grant. These grants will support the acquisition of the advanced Telvue AIO-B100 broadcasting system, aimed at enhancing the emergency notification process in cooperation with the Siskiyou Office of Emergency Services, benefiting the communities of Yreka and Weed, California.
The North State Wildfire Recovery Fund, with its commitment to assisting communities affected by devastating wildfires, plays a vital role in rebuilding and revitalizing the region. The Community Foundation of the North State, responsible for administering the fund, ensures that resources are allocated effectively to organizations actively working towards wildfire recovery and community resilience. The Ford Family Foundation’s Good Neighbor Grant program, dedicated to supporting initiatives that enhance the quality of life in rural communities, further strengthens the efforts of Siskiyou Media Council.
“We are deeply grateful to the Community Foundation of the North State, and The Ford Family Foundation for their generous support,” said David McAdams, Executive Director of Siskiyou Media Council. “The Telvue AIO-B100 system will transform our emergency notification process, enabling us to provide critical information to residents in real-time during crises. This collaboration with the Siskiyou Office of Emergency Services reinforces our commitment to community safety and resilience.”
About Siskiyou Media Council:
Siskiyou Media Council is a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering individuals and communities through media education, access, and advocacy. They strive to provide the tools, training, and resources necessary for individuals to create and distribute diverse, locally relevant media content.
About the North State Wildfire Recovery Fund:
The North State Wildfire Recovery Fund is a charitable initiative dedicated to supporting the communities affected by wildfires in Northern California. The fund provides resources for recovery efforts, community resilience, and wildfire prevention, working to rebuild and restore the affected areas.
About the Community Foundation of the North State:
The Community Foundation of the North State is a nonprofit organization that serves as a catalyst for community-driven philanthropy, working to improve the quality of life in the North State region of California. They administer funds, provide grants, and facilitate collaboration to address community needs and create lasting impact.
About The Ford Family Foundation:
The Ford Family Foundation believes in the power of rural communities. It is a private, nonprofit foundation proudly headquartered in Roseburg, Oregon, serving rural Oregon and Siskiyou County, California. Its investments through grants, scholarships and community building create the conditions so that children have the family, educational and community supports they need to succeed in life. www.tfff.org
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