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Coffey Strong Receives Kaiser Permanente Grant for Rebuilding of Neighborhood Park

Coffey Strong Receives Kaiser Permanente Grant for Rebuilding of Neighborhood Park

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

KAISER PERMANENTE DONATES $500,000 TO SUPPORT REBUILDING COFFEY NEIGHBORHOOD PARK

Santa Rosa, CA, Apr. 2, 2019 — Kaiser Permanente has donated $500,000 to rebuild the community park in the Coffey Park neighborhood. The 5.85-acre Coffey Neighborhood Park, which was a centerpiece for the Coffey Park neighborhood and surrounding area, was destroyed in the Tubbs Fire in October 2017.

“Not only does this park fit Kaiser Permanente’s preventive health strategy of active living, but it also is part of our fire recovery efforts to rebuild the health and vitality of our community” said Kaiser Permanente Community Benefit Manager Alena Wall. “Kaiser Permanente is proud to support these local efforts.”

Coffey Strong, the City of Santa Rosa, and Santa Rosa Parks Foundation are working together to redevelop the park. As part of the predevelopment process, the City of Santa Rosa conducted surveys and engaged residents in listening sessions to ensure community input is included in the design. The local Rotary Club led a play structure design day for fourth graders from Coffey Park’s Shaeffer Charter School. The children recommended fire-resistant native plantings, a dog park, and innovative play structures such as a fire truck seesaw to recognize first responders.

“Coffey Strong is beyond thrilled to be the recipient of this wonderful grant. With the kindness and generosity of Kaiser Permanente our community will be able to rebuild our park faster and more beautiful. We cannot thank Kaiser enough,” said Jeff Okrepkie, Founder and President of Coffey Strong. “The ability to team public, private, and nonprofit to accomplish such an amazing feat is truly something all resilient communities should aspire to.”

Coffey Strong, Inc., is a neighborhood non-profit organization dedicated to helping residents rebuild their lives and homes in Coffey Park. The neighborhood park has been a cornerstone of recreational activity for the residents of the area for over 30 years. Its reconstruction will not only provide those recreational opportunities again, but also help in the healing process as residents rebuild their lives. The Coffey Park neighborhood park reconstruction is truly a community effort.

Coffey Park Neighborhood Park Master PlanFinal public comments on the Master Plan for the Park will be taken at the Santa Rosa City Council meeting on April 2, 2019, after which the Council is expected to make its final design decision. Reconstruction of the park is slated for completion in early 2020.

For more information on this joint effort, please visit Coffey Strong, City of Santa Rosa Parks and Recreation Department, and the Santa Rosa Parks Foundation.

 

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About Kaiser Permanente

Kaiser Permanente is committed to helping shape the future of health care. We are recognized as one of America’s leading health care providers and not-for-profit health plans. Founded in 1945, Kaiser Permanente has a mission to provide high-quality, affordable health care services and to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve. We currently serve more than 12.2 million members in eight states and the District of Columbia. Care for members and patients is focused on their total health and guided by their personal Permanente Medical Group physicians, specialists and team of caregivers. Our expert and caring medical teams are empowered and supported by industry-leading technology advances and tools for health promotion, disease prevention, state-of-the-art care delivery and world-class chronic disease management. Kaiser Permanente is dedicated to care innovations, clinical research, health education and the support of community health. For more information, go to: kp.org/share.

One Year Remembrance

One Year Remembrance

If you were able to join us at the one year remembrance of the Tubbs fire on Tuesday, October 9, 2018, we hope you found the event healing and uplifting as we rebuild our community.

If you weren’t able to join us, we hope watching the video below helps you heal as we continue to rebuild Coffey Park.

Helping our Community Rebuild Zoning Guide

Santa Rosa’s Post-Fire Zoning Guide

Santa Rosa’s Post-Fire Zoning Guide

The City of Santa Rosa has published a 24-page guide to the rebuilding process after the fires.  They take you through several steps of the journey-from debris removal, to design, permit and review, construction and inspections.  In addition, the guide includes several pages of frequently asked questions with brief answers.  Residents will definitely find the information in this guide relevant and useful over the next several months or longer.  Read the guide online here or download and print your own to keep handy.

Helping our Community Rebuild Zoning Guide
Santa Rosa’s Helping our Community Rebuild Zoning Guide
sba loan deadline dec 11

December 11th Deadline to Register for Disaster Assistance/Low-Interest Loans

December 11th Deadline to Register for Disaster Assistance/Low-Interest Loans

Small Business Administration (SBA) Disaster Loans are the primary source of federal long-term disaster recovery funds for disaster damage not fully covered by insurance or other compensation. SBA’s Office of Disaster Assistance is working in conjunction with the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency to help business owners and residents recover as much as possible from this disaster.

To qualify for SBA you must have already applied to FEMA.

The SBA is providing one-on-one assistance to help business owners and residents apply for an SBA disaster loan at the the Disaster Recovery Center. No appointment is necessary.

Santa Rosa Disaster Recovery Center
Press Democrat building, 427 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa, CA 95401 (between Ross and 5th Streets)

Open every day, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Types of Loans

Businesses

Businesses of all sizes and private nonprofit organizations may borrow up to $2 million to repair or replace damaged or destroyed real estate, machinery and equipment, inventory, and other business assets. SBA can also lend additional funds to help business and residents with the cost of making improvements that protect, prevent or minimize the same type of disaster damage from occurring in the future.

Small Businesses and Nonprofit Organizations

For small businesses and most private nonprofit organizations of all sizes, SBA offers Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) to help meet working capital needs caused by the disaster. EIDL assistance is available regardless of whether the business suffered any property damage.

Homeowners

Disaster loans up to $200,000 are available to homeowners to repair or replace their damaged or destroyed primary residence. Homeowners and renters are eligible for up to $40,000 to repair or replace damaged or destroyed personal property.

How to Apply:

Go to the SBA Disaster Loan Assistance website to:

  • View Eligible Disaster Areas
  • Apply Online
  • Check Application Status

Applicants may apply online using the Electronic Loan Application (ELA) via SBA’s secure website at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela.

Disaster loan information and application forms are also available from SBA’s Customer Service Center by calling (800) 659-2955 or emailing [email protected]. Individuals who are deaf or hardofhearing may call (800) 877-8339. For more disaster assistance information, or to download applications, visit http://www.sba.gov/disaster. Completed applications should be mailed to: U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155.

Application Filing Deadlines

Physical Damage: December 11, 2017

Economic Injury: July 12, 2018

Reposted from the City of Santa Rosa’s recovery website: https://www.sonomacountyrecovers.org/disaster-loans/