IMPORTANT WORDS FROM OUR DISASTER RELIEF COORDINATOR
"Please note some terminology: Evacuation does not mean they’ve lost everything. They are just displaced for now. Destroyed homes mean they will need to find a new place but there will eventually be federal assistance plus their insurance will kick in. Red Cross will help with immediate and grant vouchers. That will help while we are in process of gathering funds. It will take a long time and it gets very frustrating dealing with all the red tape so those of us not affected can best serve being a sounding board for them, encouragers and as needed support in ways they will let us know as they know. As we just experienced with the hurricanes back east this year, there will be many assistance programs for people to plug into including employment assistance for those who’ve also lost jobs.
We don’t want to overwhelm those going thru this trauma. Those who’ve lost a lot know we are here for them , but remember to also give them space to grieve. As you know of folks in need or are in need, you can email me to help maintain confidentiality of those involved. That said... I love you all for wanting to help! This is where the West does things best-helping each other during a crisis!
Elizabeth Margarete, West Kingdom DRC"
GENERAL DISASTER RESOURCES
CAMP FIRE SPECIFIC RESOURCES