4/8/2021 – The Napa Valley Vintners (NVV) remain dedicated to the health and well-being of the Napa Valley community. Most recently, NVV is providing support needed to run a number of clinics in which thousands of community members are receiving vaccinations.
“We are grateful to all those who have played a role in organizing and bringing vaccinations to our valley and we are honored to be able to support these efforts,” said Jack Bittner, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Napa Valley Vintners.
Increased vaccinations are a significant component of Napa County’s move to the orange COVID-19 tier, a resumption of business indoors and a broader return to a sense of stability, safety and normalcy in our community. A recent survey indicates that 98% of frontline agriculture workers have received at least one dose.
NVV dedicated more than $500,000 in financial support to help with this effort, along with more than 1,000 hours of staff and volunteer time. NVV salutes the work of its non-profit partners in carrying out the clinics:
- OLE Health
- Providence Queen of the Valley and CORE
- Helena Hospital Foundation
- Kaiser Permanente
“Our community is fortunate to have the continued support and leadership of the Napa Valley Vintners. We appreciate all they have done during the pandemic to strengthen our community and are thankful for their long-term commitment that is evidenced through such generous giving of time and financial support year after year,” said Brad Wagenknecht, Napa County Supervisor.
Last year, NVV acted quickly to help underwrite the expense of testing across the Napa Valley with a pledge of $100,000 that went to CORE Response and Saint Helena Hospital Foundation, and an additional $250,000 investment in the Adventist Health St. Helena/St. Helena Hospital Foundation mobile health unit to expand its usage and conduct COVID-19 testing for farmworkers, seniors and low-income families. NVV also sponsored a local campaign in English and Spanish to encourage safety measures as well as another effort to salute front-line workers.
About the Napa Valley Vintners
The Napa Valley Vintners nonprofit trade association has been cultivating excellence since 1944 by inspiring its 550 members to consistently produce wines of the highest quality, provide environmental leadership and care for the extraordinary place they call home. Over the last 40 years, the NVV has invested more than $200 million in the community to provide equitable access to healthcare and opportunity for advancement in children’s education for all residents in Napa County. Learn more at napavintners.com.