Santa Cruz County has been deeply impacted by the CZU Lightning
Complex Fire, a historic wildfire resulting in the evacuation
of 77,000 people, covering over 80,000 acres, and destroying
over 900 structures. This is the most destructive fire in Santa Cruz
We are a group of Santa Cruz locals and members of the global
arts community collaborating to create this music and visual
arts campaign to raise awareness and donations for the recovery
process, which is estimated to take over a decade. Our partner,
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County (CFSCC),
has already granted
over $600,000 from their Fire Response Fund and has the
experience needed to collect and strategically distribute funds
where they are most needed throughout the entire recovery process.
"Santa Cruz County has been a haven and inspiration for musicians,
artists, poets, and storytellers for generations. Their creativity
is as much a part of our home as the redwoods, ocean, and
strawberry fields. Now, through music and art, they are giving
voice to our loss, but also our strength and resilience, as we
rebuild and heal from the CZU fires, together. We are grateful to
all of the artists that are contributing their hearts and art to
this fundraiser, and to the community of listeners who are giving
so generously.” – Susan True, CEO Community Foundation Santa
Join the Campaign!
Love You Madly will continue releasing new features every week for as long as
we can (we have at least a few months already). However, we
need your help to keep awareness up as the recovery efforts continue long after
it is gone from media coverage.
If you are an artist,
read this document.
If you are a fan we simply ask for you to share these incredible
artist contributions with your community.
We are grateful for your support!
Producer Jon Luini, firstname.lastname@example.org
Co-Producer Matthew Swinnerton, Matthew@EventSantaCruz.com
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County email@example.com
Media Sponsor Good Times Santa Cruz