Last week, Greg Norton, RCRC President and CEO, joined Matt Kingsley, RCRC Chair and Inyo County Supervisor, at an event in Shoshone, California to present a check in the amount of $12,300 to the Southern Inyo Fire Protection District. 

At RCRC’s Annual Meeting in September, RCRC member counties auction off a county-themed basket, and the proceeds from the basket auction are donated to selected charities within the county of the RCRC Chair. 

“I am overwhelmed by the generosity of the attendees of RCRC’s 2019 Basket Auction.  The impact that this gift will have in Inyo County and the deserving charities will be impactful and long-lasting,” said RCRC Chair and Inyo County Supervisor Matt Kingsley.  “I am thankful and humbled by the opportunity to serve in a leadership role in RCRC, an organization dedicated to serving California’s rural communities.”

In September, rural community and business leaders from across the state raised $61,500 for five Inyo County charities, including the Southern Inyo Fire Protection District, United Methodist Social Services, Healthy Communities of Southern Inyo, Southern Inyo Hospital Salvation, and Lone Pine FFA.  The Southern Inyo Fire Protection District event was held in conjunction with Shoshone Old West Days.  The remaining checks will be presented at an event in Lone Pine, California on November 18th, and before the Inyo County Board of Supervisors the following day.