Simpson Strong-Tie, the leader in engineered structural connectors and building solutions, has donated $10,000 to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund to assist relief efforts in Northern and Southern California in the aftermath of the devastating Kincade fire in Sonoma County and Maria fire in Ventura County.
Driven by Diablo and Santa Ana winds, wildfires have burned more than 198 thousand acres in California this year. The Kincade fire alone resulted in the largest Sonoma County emergency evacuation in memory as it burned through 77,758 acres of property, destroying 374 structures and injuring two firefighters.
“These catastrophic fires have resulted in widespread destruction and the displacement of thousands of people from their homes and livelihoods,” said Simpson Strong-Tie COO Ricardo Arevalo. “While we are thankful that the California fires did not result in significant loss of life, they nevertheless are extremely traumatic events, and we hope that victims and survivors can quickly get the relief they need to recover.”