FY1 – GO! Bags

5000 Disaster Preparedness Kits Distributed Across Lake, Mendocino, Napa and Sonoma Counties.

On behalf of PG&E, Friedman’s Home Improvement, Kaiser Permanente, Comcast, the Counties of Sonoma & Napa, Rebuild Northbay Foundation is pleased to announce we have collaborated on a project to distribute 5,000 GO Bags across Lake, Napa, Mendocino, and Sonoma Counties.

Preparing our community for the next disaster.

After the devastating October 2017 fires, many of us realized how unprepared we are for a disaster. As we recover and rebuild, it is imperative we use our knowledge take steps to prepare and protect ourselves, our families, and our pets.

The bags feature materials on preparedness from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the California Office of Emergency Services (CalOES) and the counties of Sonoma & Napa.

Also included in the bags are universal cell phone chargers from Comcast, N95 Masks from Friedman’s, hand cranked flashlights from PG&E, and hygiene kits courtesy of Kaiser Permanente. Rotary Clubs of Sonoma Valley organized a volunteer effort to prepare the bags for distribution.

“Napa County residents will be greatly served by Rebuild NorthBay Foundation’s donation. The go-bags will help us continue to build on making Napa County more resilient and better prepared for future disasters.”

Supervisor Ryan Gregory

Napa County Board of Supervisors

“They say that all disasters start local and end local, and that same adage applies to community preparedness. The distribution of these Go-Bags is another step in reminding us all that the foundation for resilience starts in our homes and with our families. ”

Supervisor James Gore

Sonoma County Board of Supervisors


We are so grateful for your support as we work to rebuild the North Bay better, safer, greener, and faster.

“We are proud to partner with Rebuild Northbay Foundation and other companies to help our communities be better prepared for emergencies. Friedman’s is happy to provide masks for the Go-Bags so that these essential items are readily available if needed.”

Barry Friedman

CEO, Friedman’s Home Improvement


“Kaiser Permanente is proud to help others in our community be prepared before, during, and after an emergency.”

Judy Coffey

Rebuild NorthBay Foundation Board of Directors, Senior VP + Area Manager of Kaiser Permanente in the region

“Comcast is proud to continue supporting our community through valuable partnerships with organizations such as the Rebuild Northbay Foundation. ”

Judy James

Director of Government Affairs, Comcast Universal