How you can help fire victims in Southern California
Wildfires in Southern California have displaced thousands of families, including Rotarians. If your club would like to help those affected, please read the following message from District Governor Jim O’Meara:
As the fires whip through our district, Rotarians once more come together in the family of Rotary to meet this huge growing challenge. Over the last few days I have been contacting club presidents in District 5340 on the phone, inquiring of their safety, their families, and the well-being of club members. In a word, I have found hope. The presidents have also been contacting their club members, learning of lost homes, near disasters, and the joys in finding their home was spared, and always — What can I do? I have room in my home, Will we be meeting this week?
The San Diego Foundation has established a fund to make grants to organizations with professional disaster expertise to assist individuals and families affected by the terrible fires. Anyone who wishes to contribute to this fund can make an online donation at www.sdfoundation.org or send a check to:
The San Diego Foundation
2508 Historic Decatur Rd.
San Diego, CA 92106
Please make checks payable to The San Diego Foundation, and include the notation “After-The-Fires Fund” in the memo area of your check.
Once the fires have passed, our community will face immense needs in every area of life starting with food, shelter, and clothing and extending to social services, ongoing health care, environmental concerns, animal welfare, and even scholarships for students in fire-affected families. In several weeks, please consider contacting a local club to organize a longer-term rebuilding effort.