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compassion in action California disaster relief initiative

written by Ernesto Borges November 26, 2018
compassion in action California disaster relief initiative

We often call on community emphasizing the power that blooms from hearts and hands working together for the greater good. We are beckoning this call for the community once again in an effort to support the thousands of Californian’s affected by the Southern Woolsey and Northern Camp Fires.

The destructive Woolsey wildfire began November 8th and burned close to 100,00 acres of land and destroying an estimated 1,130 structures in its wake. Thanks to the heroic efforts of firefighters, the fire is now contained and most of the evacuations have been lifted. However, there are many families that have lost everything and need our help.

 

On the exact same day, November 8th, another fire broke out in Northern California called the Camp Fire. This fire has grown to be one of the most deadliest and destructive wildfires in California’s history. The fire has to date caused 79 civilian fatalities, injured 12 civilians and five firefighters, covered an area of about 151,000 acres, and destroyed 11,862 structures, including 11,713 single-family homes and 118 apartment buildings, with most of the damage occurring within the first two days. As of November 19, insured damage estimated reached $7.5–10 billion. This fire has not been contained as of yet, but hope is on its way with an expected 3″ rain coming later this month.

 

The California Disaster Relief initiative will support our low-income neighbors whose lives and livelihoods are affected by these most recent Southern and Northern California wildfires. Created by the tri and in partnership with Advanced Shelter Systems, who provide shift-pod temporary housing, and help from our brand partners and you, the fund primarily provides immediate support to help low-income individuals and families rebuild their lives.

Many communities are being impacted, creating an immediate response and long-term recovery needs for many residents. For those who are already struggling to make ends meet, this disaster can push them into poverty or homelessness. You can help provide emergency aid, food and supplies to people who are caught in the California wildfire’s devastating path.

Please support our economically vulnerable neighbors to assist with their recovery.

Thank you for your tax-deductible gift!

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