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Sunday, October 15, 2017

How You Can Help the Fire Victims

Serving Special Needs Population are several organizations, all of whom accept financial support through their websites:

Undocumented Immigrants who are ineligible for FEMA funds, can be helped by

* Fire Fund for People with Disabilities aka the Richard Devylder Disaster Relief Fund distributes assistive devices to those who have lost theirs: wheelchairs, scooters, canes, walkers,
hearing aids and other communication devices.

North Bay IWW Fire Relief Fund contacts homeless people directly and delivers what they need from donations received at evacuation centers.

* Animal Rescue: In Defense of Animals rescues and supports animals displaced by the fires

A list of East Bay Restaurants, Bars and Food Businesses collecting donations, raising money or sending supplies to people who have been affected:

Bay Marin Community Church 160 N San Pedro, San Rafael,  posts an ongoing list of food, clothing, and other types of needs; they also have a fire relief fund:

Epworth Methodist Church in Berkeley is accepting financial donations

Redwood Credit Union targets relief funds to Sonoma, Napa, Mendocino and Lake Counties:
So far has raised over $2.7 million

United Way of the Wine Country

Red Cross always a good bet

Many thanks for all you do for the ones who need it most. It's heartbreaking and will take years to get back to some semblance of normal for many of these victims.

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