Harvest Postponed Due to Area Wildfires
Late Sunday evening, a series of wildfires began in close proximity to our Harvest event locations, and continue to impact safety in the area.
Our first annual Waggl Harvest was scheduled to kick off today, October 10th. The progressive leader retreat was designed to celebrate our core values, and provide a place for our community to refresh and renew in the beautiful California wine country.
Instead, many of our crew in the San Francisco Bay Area awoke to the smell of smoke early Monday morning. As the morning progressed and the extent of the fires started to dawn on us, we made the only choice we could. Harvest will be postponed until further notice, and all of the attention and efforts we put into planning our event will be directed to helping to support the communities in northern California that are being ravaged by these fires.
On Monday morning, 10,000 acres had burned. At this point on Tuesday, we have reports of over 100,000 acres blackened, and the fires are still not contained. Thousands have lost their homes and businesses. This region needs support and will continue to need it for months and years to come.
Our thoughts are with the entire community. We know that the owners of one our venues, Triple S Ranch, have spent long hours fighting flames off from their property. Crew members that were hired to help Harvest run smoothly have lost their homes, and smoke, ash and heavy particulates fill the air.
Let’s join together to support Northern California and our beautiful wine country. If you’re in the area, open your home to friends who need a place to stay. Donations in evacuation centers are plentiful right now but will continue to be reassessed daily. If you are local and able, consider volunteering your time at a help center. You may be able to find individual families in need of donations through your social networks or GoFundMe.
We truly appreciate all the kind messages we’ve received after postponing Harvest. Our CEO, Michael Papay, would like to share the following message.