A lot of great stuff has been posted on Calitics about the fires in Southern California. I wanted to share the “official” Democratic response and invite folks to join in these efforts. Thanks for all that you are doing.
The California Democratic Party, the San Diego Democratic Party and Democrats Work are working together to help Californians devastated by the fires, and we ask you to join us. After the jump there are some ways you can make a difference today and in the hard weeks and months to come.
I want to point out one great fact regarding the third item listed below. In just over an hour, nearly 100 people from across the state (and even Nevada) signed up with Democrats Work to engage in on-the-ground rebuilding efforts when the time is right.
Give Food and Household Goods
The San Diego Democratic Party is collecting food and household goods for families in San Diego. They need regular-size items in demand, including canned meat, fruits, vegetables, and juices as well as cleaning supplies, diapers, detergent, and personal hygiene products. You can also send a gift card for a local food chain (Ralphs, Vons or Albertsons).
Items can be delivered or mailed to:
San Diego Democrats
8304 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., Suite 108
San Diego, California 92111
To make arrangements after-hours or in other locations around the county, email [email protected] or call (858) 277-3367.
Give through the “Virtual Food Bank” – Donate Other Goods or Money to the San Diego Food Bank
The San Diego Democratic Party has partnered with the San Diego Food Bank, which works with a network of more than 260 agencies throughout the San Diego area, to get food to those who need it. The Food Bank has a virtual market where you can shop for goods needed in the area or make a make a direct money contribution. Click here to make a contribution of food or money.
Roll Up Your Sleeves and Help to Rebuild
While there are many things we can do right now to help, there will also be a need in the coming weeks and months for assistance with the rebuilding efforts in the affected communities. Sign-up now to be a volunteer on the ground. We will keep you posted on opportunities to help the rebuilding efforts. We must help these communities not only while the fires are burning, but, more importantly, with the rebuilding that will go on for many months and even years.