As you know all too well, we suffered a devastating fire that claimed over 4,000 acres of our beautiful foothills as well as a number of homes in our community. Many of those folks did not either have adequate home insurance or insurance at all which means that they lost everything.
Since 2012, my wife and I have joined your community and frankly, we are happy to spend the rest of our lives here. Coming from the Boston area, we are so appreciative of how we have been treated and how we see that people are really united here. The Sand Fire also really resonated with me since when I was a young boy, I personally felt the emptiness, sense of loss and desperation of losing a home to fire.
I have also discovered the foothills have a vast number of unique wineries producing truly remarkable wines. These remarkable wines are the result of individuals who are deeply passionate about their craft, but I have also discovered that they are also compassionate about their community. Knowing this, I have asked a number of winery owners about rallying the troops to see what we could do to put together a wine, music and food event. The response has been very positive.
Kris and I are happy to do what we can for our neighbors and I am committed to see this effort through to fruition. As things develop I will keep you in the loop. If there is any way you can use your influence to help, it would be appreciated.