SRU Families Recover

Our kids at Santa Rosa United soccer club have been devastatingly impacted by the fires in Northern California. When we started our GoFundMe campaign two days ago we had just over 25 families facing the total loss of their homes and now that number has jumped up to a staggering 43 and unfortunately we expect that number to rise. Many were forced to flee in the middle of the night with only the clothes on their backs.

     Santa Rosa United and Alliance is a strong community, a family, and we feel compelled to help. We have  begun to provide essentials to our families that have been impacted by the fire. We are helping to ensure that they get back on their feet and back to familiar routines. 

    The routine we cherish the most at SRU/Alliance  is children running up down the pitch staying fit, and playing outdoors  with friends and teammates. Hopefully our efforts to help these families will get them back out there sooner than later, with families cheering and all creating lasting memories.  

    Their lives have been forever changed and our entire community has been deeply altered but this will not define us and we as a community, will grow stronger moving forward. We want to get our kids back to playing the game they love as soon as possible.

    Please donate any amount that you can, and more importantly share our story of strength with all your friends, family and colleagues. There has been so much tragedy in the US this fall, it’s hard to target one, or more, organizations to donate to. We hope you will consider ours in some way, and help the families who have been so impacted in these fire storms. We need these kids to get back to some normalcy as fast as possible.

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Thank You for your support. 
SRU Board of Directors 

The Fenske Family

The Gmitter Family

The Watanabe Family

Many Thanks To Those That Have Donated!


Many thanks to all of you who have been so generous to Santa Rosa United in our time of need.  We have been able to outfit our players with replacement cleats and uniforms which were lost in the fires.  

As we move forward, we are focused on Fundraising efforts to support our current needs.  There are three areas on which we are focused:

1) Player invlovement:  We are helping to return players to trainings and games, but because travel to tournaments might not be an financial priority for families who lost everything in ther fires, SRU is working to provide aid to those who need it in order to get their children to tournaments.

2) Club Stability: Included among those that lost their homes were two of our own coaches.  We are raising money to help support the families who need help with paying dues because of fire losses.  We do this to make certain that our club can continue to cover all our operating expenses.

3) Fields Status:  We are having to rent fields because our main training area has been damaged and is closed until futher evaluation by the EPA, FEMA and Sonoma County Parks.  We are looking to raise $3 million to restore the fields to proper playing conditions.

Because we are a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization, we can and will issue charitable tax deduction forms for any monetary donations over $200.  Checks should be made out to Santa Rosa United Soccer Club and mailed to: 

Santa Rosa United

P.O. Box 12154Santa Rosa, CA 95406

Thank you all for your kindness and generosity.  
Deena Bellman
VP, Santa Rosa United Soccer Club

Our sincere gratitude to the following companies whose generosity helped us to provide new replacement equipement and uniforms to our players:

All Seasons Soccer (Novato / San Rafael): Thank you for the cleats and shin guards!

Kombat Soccer (Sacramento): Thank you for your incredible effort and generosity in helping to get our players replacement uniforms so that they could back in the game! 

Nike: Thank you for helping to cover the costs of those new replacement uniforms!