In the short-term aftermath of the Camp Fire, our Executive Director, Charles Brooks and group of motivated Butte County residents, business owners, educators and civic leaders quickly became involved in rebuild efforts. Meeting with Rebuild North Bay Foundation for mentorship, it was clear we needed to create our own organization to support the rebuild efforts in Butte County by providing resources to residents, businesses, workforce and advocacy. Out of this, the Rebuild Paradise Foundation was born.
We are here to help rebuild Butte County after the Camp Fire and future disasters. We wish to rebuild our community to be safe, sustainable and bring back the vibrancy that once was.
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 dissemination of information and grants to businesses in disaster areas in commercial zones.
With jobs, especially in the trades, being in great demand before the fire it is important now more than ever to help support workforce development programs. Over time we will provide resources to the groups and individuals organizing and participating in the jobs programs that educate and train the next generation of trades people.
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 local governments have identified. In our advocacy efforts, we will foster meetings between all parties and make sure the community’s voice is heard at the state and federal level.