Myers Foodservice Helms Wildfire Relief Effort
After countless homes and businesses were destroyed or affected by the devastating firestorms which swept through parts of California’s Sonoma and Napa counties, including the densely populated city of Santa Rosa, the area’s E&S dealers have started fundraising efforts to aid their communities. In our last issue, we brought you the story of PRIDE’s relief effort.
Santa Rosa-based Myers Foodservice Equipment, Supply and Design also has stepped up to aid the area. Although the dealer’s headquarters was in the heart of the disaster area, it didn’t suffer any physical damage and is open for business. However, the restaurant and foodservice community there and the surrounding counties has been deeply affected, according to Myers CEO Charlie Fusari. “Much has been lost and many lives have been affected and the road to recovery will be quite long,” he says.
“The determination and passion to survive that we see every day in the foodservice industry, is apparent in the voices of those who may have lost their homes, businesses or loved ones. Myers, like the communities we live in, is nothing without dedicated, committed and selfless people.”
Fusari says many within the foodservice equipment industry reached out in those first few days, concerned both with Myers’ personnel and the community, asking how they could help and what was being set up to assist those in need. While numerous funds and drives have been established, Myers is partnering with the Redwood Credit Union Fire Relief Fund, which has been established to directly aid those in Santa Rosa and the surrounding counties who are desperately in need. Click on the link to help: redwoodcu.org/northbayfirerelief