Already this year, nearly 5,000 wildfires have scorched almost 1,500 square miles across the state, an area about the size of Rhode Island. The Ranch Fire in Mendocino, now the largest in California history, has destroyed 282,479 acres alone. The fires have taken almost a dozen lives and hundreds of homes and businesses. Even residents outside of the area are feeling the effects with smoke and carbon monoxide drifting all the way to the East Coast. By some estimates, the state is facing $17 billion in fire damages.
The Swinerton Foundation has been a dedicated partner to Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center for many years, supporting its mission to improve the bodies, minds, and spirits of children and adults with disabilities through equine-assisted therapies and activities. On September 23, 35 Swinerton volunteers teamed up with Salesforce and Ski’s Painting to provide much-needed repair work to Little Bit in Redmond, Washington.