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Wine Down for a Cause: fundraiser for undocumented victims of Sonoma fires

On November 20, the San Francisco Global Shapers hosted a fundraiser 

in partnership with Wine Down and UndocuFund to support undocumented immigrants and their families who were affected by the Sonoma fires.

An estimated 28,000 undocumented immigrants live and work in Sonoma County. Unlike other victims of the fires that have devastated Sonoma County, undocumented immigrants do not qualify for assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Lack of immigration status, limited English proficiency, and fear of immigration enforcement will also impede their access to disaster-relief services, even when they are eligible. Lack of familiarity or comfort with law enforcement, county departments, and financial institutions present additional barriers. Consequently, the fire victims will face significant challenges in meeting urgent needs and rebuilding their lives here in Sonoma County where the cost of living is very high.

The UndocuFund for Fire Relief in Sonoma County was created by a coalition of local immigration nonprofits to directly assist undocumented victims of the Northern California fires. One hundred percent of funds will go to victim support. Learn more at www.undocufund.org. The UndocuFund for Fire Relief in Sonoma County was created by a coalition of local immigration nonprofits to directly assist undocumented victims of the Northern California fires. One hundred percent of funds will go to victim support. Learn more at www.undocufund.org

Help Global Shapers San Francisco raise $20,000 to to provide emergency relief to immigrant families impacted by California's wildfires. 100% of your donation will go directly to support undocumented survivors and families impacted by the fires. With your gift, UndocuFund will be able to provide checks that families can use for temporary housing, food and other essential supplies to help them recover and rebuild their lives.

You can donate to this cause here: http://bit.ly/SFShapers4UndocuFund

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