Update: Thanks to APAPA supporters, we were able to raise $50,000 for the Cal Fire Foundation to help wildfires in California and $10,000 for the Solano SPCA. APAPA is incredibly grateful for everyone who donated to the efforts of the wildfire fund.
Nearly 30 years ago, we had a vision for our property, the Yin Ranch, as a beautiful place for our family and the community. We still do – we continue to embrace that vision.
On August 19, 2020, the tragic LNU Lightning Complex Wildfire devastated several structures at our Yin Ranch, including a guest house and storage units – the hardest loss was seeing our beloved Community Hall collapsed into ashes. We evacuated at 3 am with just our little dog Yo-Yo. There was no time to pack or take anything else with us.
We appreciate all the heartfelt concern and generosity of so many friends who have reached out to us recently. They want to support us and our plan to rebuild Yin Ranch and our Community Hall. We want something positive to come out of all this. Although our property was damaged and structures destroyed, we have resources and are determined to rebuild.
There are so many who have risked their own lives to protect all of us, and many others who have lost their homes, and their animals. It really breaks our hearts to see this great hardship and loss.
We ask our friends in the community who have generously offered to help us rebuild the Yin Ranch, to donate to our greater community instead. We want to help our neighbors and families across Solano County and in California.
You can give to help others through “The California Wildfire Relief Fund” established by the nonprofit APAPA, to provide critical support where it is really needed. The funds raised will go to:
- The California Fire Foundation – to help our heroes, the firefighters, and to help victims of the fire who have lost their homes
- The Solano County SPCA – to help families with adoption and to be reunited with their pets. We can imagine so many pets and animals were lost during this fire and evacuation.
The firefighters did the right thing to save lives as property can be replaced and rebuilt. The firefighters risk their lives to save others and we are all grateful to them. The firefighters’ fund also provides financial help to those who lost their homes. We are providing free meals to many of them and want to do more to help.
The SPCA provides a shelter for so many lost pets. We were so happy to find our dog Yo-Yo in the few minutes we had when we fled the area at 3 am. A few days later, we visited our ranch for a touching reunion with our animals. They all came back for hay and water. We were able to hug our Llama Oreo, who was so traumatized by what happened but was so happy to see us.
We are so moved by the great outpouring of support to us and we want to direct that goodwill to give back to the greater community. If you can give any amount in honor of our dream and the American Dream, please do so. The firefighters, those who lost their homes, and the displaced and lost animals need our support. Thank you so much for caring about our community!
Regina and C.C. Yin – APAPA Founders