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In the aftermath of the Camp Fire, our Founder, Charles Brooks and a group of motivated Butte County residents, business owners, educators and civic leaders quickly became involved in rebuild efforts. Meeting with Rebuild North Bay Foundation and North Valley Community Foundation for mentorship and incubation, we moved forward to create our own organization that helps support the rebuild efforts in Butte County. Out of this, the Rebuild Paradise Foundation was born.
Today, the staff at Rebuild Paradise Foundation works diligently to provide the resources and advocacy that supports the recovery of our community following the Camp Fire of 2018. We wish to rebuild our community to be safe, sustainable and bring back the vibrancy that once was. While many of our resources are public facing, a tremendous amount of our work happens behind the scenes in partnership with other foundations, local business, elected officials, local jurisdictions and other community organizations.
Our Mission: To support the long term rebuild efforts of Butte County’s disaster affected residents, businesses and workforce.
Residents are the key to rebuilding Butte. Through resources and grants, we will attract, retain and incentivize the repopulation of residents to Butte County’s disaster affected areas. For economic recovery, getting residents back into homes is an immediate and primary focus of Rebuild Paradise Foundation.
To support economic viability in our community, we wish to retain and incentivize the opening and reopening of businesses in Butte County disaster affected areas. We will do so through supporting programs, incentivizing residents return and advocating for businesses in disaster areas in commercial zones.
With jobs being in great demand before the fire, it is now vitally important to help support the return and growth of workforce development. Over time we will advocate for, provide support and collaborate with partner agencies actively involved in supporting workforce development.
Utilizing the connections of the Rebuild Paradise Foundation and other disaster recovery organizations we will leverage private sector knowledge and resources to assist with areas of need that have been identified. In our advocacy efforts, we will foster meetings between all parties and make sure the community’s voice is heard at the local, state and federal level.