ONE VISION • THREE INITIATIVES
The mission of the Embers Foundation comes to life in our three distinct strategic pillars. Each pillar strengthens the others, together establishing programs to support our environment, our communities and most importantly the firefighters and first responders that protect us.
Rewilding programs help prevent wildfires and other disasters by building healthy ecosystems through tree planting, brush clearing, river and beach cleanups, and educational programs.
Response programs provide first responders and communities with resources and survival necessities, including food, water, and emergency supplies at the time of a natural disaster.
Recovery programs concentrate on the long-term wellness of our first responders on a national scale, recognizing the mental health implications of their work. The Embers Foundation is focused on providing the tools necessary to diminish and alleviate post traumatic and other stressors.
RESPOND | Talent, Oregon - Columbia Distributing
The founders of Flying Embers, a crafted alcohol company from Ojai, California, had their vision threatened by the 2017 Thomas Fire. At the time this was the largest wildfire ever in the state of California. Through good fortune and the hard work and sacrifice of the Ventura and Los Angeles Fire Departments, the Flying Embers R&D brewery and home were spared. Humbled and inspired by this event , in gratitude, Flying Embers committed 1% of all company revenue to address firefighter, first responder and community and prevention needs locally, regionally and nationally. In order to help bring this mission the greatest success the Embers Foundation was formed as a 501(c)3 organization. By dedicating this ongoing donation to the Embers Foundation, Flying Embers has established itself as an example of corporate citizenship for others to follow and exemplifies the power of public/private partnerships. They have invited others to join them in these efforts.
Our Local First Responders
In collaboration with Flying Embers we produced this content series where Southern California Firefighters were able to tell their stories to help educate and inspire others.