FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
RCRC Contact: Carolyn Jhajj
Butte County Contact: Miranda Bowersox
Public Information Officer
Rural Community and Business Leaders Raise $68,900 for
Butte County Nonprofits
SACRAMENTO, CA – December 13, 2023 – On Tuesday, the Rural County Representatives of California (RCRC) presented $68,900 to six Butte County nonprofits at the Butte County Board of Supervisors meeting. Rural community and business leaders from across the state raised the funds during the Basket Drawing and Auction at RCRC's 2023 Annual Meeting in late September for the benefit of nonprofits serving the Butte County community.
"These contributions will assistance in bolstering the ongoing efforts of six incredible Butte County nonprofits, whose work has had an outsized impact in enhancing native wildlife rehabilitation, fostering recreational opportunities, facilitating wildfire rebuilding efforts, strengthening emergency response capabilities, and advancing education programs," said RCRC Board Chair and Butte County Supervisor Doug Teeter. "I am sincerely grateful for the generosity displayed by our RCRC supervisors, county staff, and esteemed corporate partners and for their unwavering commitment to supporting California's rural communities."
Each year, RCRC's Annual Meeting concludes with a Basket Drawing and Auction in which a county-themed basket is auctioned off from each of RCRC's 40 member counties. This year, $68,900 was raised, which included a $5,000 contribution from the California Water Service. The proceeds from auction are then donated to select nonprofits in the county of the RCRC Board Chair. This year's selected nonprofits include the Barry R. Kirshner Wildlife Foundation, Chico Velo Trailworks, Honey Run Covered Bridge Association, Magalia Community Park, Butte County Sheriff's Search & Rescue, and Four Winds of Indian Education, Inc.
The funds raised will aid these nonprofit organizations in their continuous endeavors to make a positive difference in the Butte County community.
ABOUT RURAL COUNTY REPRESENTATIVES OF CALIFORNIA (RCRC)
The Rural County Representatives of California (RCRC) is a forty-member county service organization that champions policies on behalf of California’s rural counties. RCRC is dedicated to representing the collective unique interests of its membership, providing legislative and regulatory representation at the State and Federal levels, and providing responsible services for its members to enhance and protect the quality of life in rural California counties. To learn more about RCRC, visit rcrcnet.org and follow @RuralCounties on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
Butte County Supervisors and RCRC President and CEO Patrick Blacklock present proceeds from RCRC’s annual Basket Drawing and Auction to six Butte County nonprofit organizations.
RCRC President and CEO Patrick Blacklock along with RCRC Board Chair and Butte County Supervisor Doug Teeter, present proceeds to Butte County Sheriff’s Search & Rescue.
RCRC President and CEO Patrick Blacklock along with RCRC Board Chair and Butte County Supervisor Doug Teeter, present proceeds to Four Winds of Indian Education, Inc.