About the CharityCalifornia Fire Foundation
We are on the ground, distributing financial assistance to people who have lost everything in the fires. Through our SAVE emergency assistance program, CFF firefighters distribute pre-paid gift cards to help those who need to purchase necessities like food, medicine and clothing. Your donations are tax-deductible.
We are bringing a volunteer group of artists together to raise funds for the California Fire Foundation, who support firefighters and communities in protecting life, property, and the environment by distributing financial assistance to people who have lost everything in the fires. Through its emergency assistance program, CFF firefighters distribute pre-paid gift cards to help those who need to purchase necessities like food, medicine and clothing.
The artists who are participating in this fundraising movement are from all over the country. They all share a compassionate desire to help support and assist with recovery from the devastating California wildfires, as well as to help educate about the environment and care of our natural resources.
Each artist has been asked to create something that helps tell a story about the wildfires. Using natural materials is encouraged and as is the point of all funddeed projects, we want to see and hear about the process as much as appreciating the final outcomes. Some submissions involve wood burning, which is intended to show the beauty that can come from the same environment and materials that combine to cause such destruction.
We hope you enjoy all the stories, talents and amazing creations that come from this organic collaboration of caring artists. And we hope you will generously give and share this with others so that we can help the California Firefighters Foundation and communities that have been hit so hard by wildfires. Your support is greatly appreciated! Thank you.
TO SUBMIT TO THE PROJECT
If you want to submit video or stories to be included in this Wildfire Project, you can provide any of the following, and send it to our email at email@example.com:
• A video link or url from youtube or vimeo
• Raw video emailed from sharing service such as, wesendit.com, box.com, dropbox.com, etc.
• Images and copy/text sent as zip file, or via sharing services mentioned above
We are looking for engaging videos of artists sharing "your creative gesture or offering” - share the story of what you are working on, share your thoughts related to the fires, or do a special piece and share the progress. You keep what you create, we aren't asking for art to be donated, or auctioned, and we are not selling any art - only raising awareness through creative actions.
We will be adding new posts to the story as they come in, and the project will grow organically with the circles of all those contributing. If anyone wants to know the breakdown of fees, it's 14% (10% to funddeed, 4% to pandapay) so the nonprofit (in this case, California Fire Foundation) gets $.86 of every $1.00 donated. That is in line with most fundraising platforms. Nonprofits pay no up-front costs or fees, so it is all supplemental unrestricted funds for them.
If you have questions you can use the funddeed site chat to the right, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
ALL SUBMISSIONS CAN BE EMAILED TO - email@example.com
Please add "Wildfire Project" to the subject. Once we receive your submission, we will review and contact you when it is posted here on the project page updates. Thank you for your participation and support!
Juniper Flames by Crowther Glass
Posted on January 22, 2019 by Fund Deed
Juniper Flames - from Monica and Sam Crowther, of Crowther Glass We made this piece while over a dozen wildfires were consuming forests through California, Oregon, Utah...Fires are nothing new, the amount of destruction we have seen in the past few years though... it’s astonishing. Paradise, CA was home to....Show More
What Endures: Fire Art By Mendy McQuillen and Kiki Le Fleur
Posted on December 29, 2018 by Fund Deed
“Every act of creation is first an act of destruction.” - Pablo Picasso Kiki Le Fleur and Mendy McQuillen’s creative partnership was born from separate tragedies: In February 2017, a flood and downed oak tree destroyed the out-buildings on Mendy’s Oak View property. In December 2017, the Thomas Fire burned....Show More
Restoration by Loretta Ann Richert
Posted on December 23, 2018 by Fund Deed
This is just the beginning of a series I am creating, captured in the burnt hills of Malibu after the recent California wild fires. This beautiful group of dancers and I got together to explore and create and to pour beauty back into the devastation from the fires. My hope....Show More
SEE MORE WILDFIRE PROJECT UPDATES
Posted on November 14, 2018 by Fund Deed
Click 'Show More' below to see more of the artist updates. The Key Project Tribute - by Jess Mercer The Fighters of Fire – by David I. Gross The Forest Is Lit - by Meredith Irene A Woolsey Map by Natalie Strong Heavy Spirit Mourning Heart - by Faustin....Show More
To Submit Your Videos or Stories
Posted on October 15, 2018 by Fund Deed
If you want to submit video or stories to be included in this Wildfire Project, you can provide any of the following, and send it to our email at firstname.lastname@example.org: • A video link or url from youtube or vimeo • Raw video emailed from sharing service such as, wesendit.com,....Show More
Steven Haun18/10/2018Social shout-out$50.00
Funddeed 13/11/2018Social shout-out$75.00
Catherine Bush19/11/2018Donate any amount$100.00
John Viscount06/12/2018Donate any amount$10.00
Trish Reilly06/12/2018Donate any amount$10.00
William Tate06/12/2018Donate any amount$15.00
Kent Land08/01/2019Social shout-out$100.00
Tenk Danl02/03/2019Enter Raffle for McKenzie's Extraordinary Balance 30x40 wood print$50.00
Greg Spence02/03/2019Donate any amount$15.00
Jennifer Jackson24/05/2019Project Sponsor: your logo on this project page!$250.00