Tuesday, October 23, 2007

San Diego Fires

Thank you to Marie Rounsavell for putting together a blog devoted to collecting donations to raise funds for various charities supporting victims of the fires currently going on in Southern California. Take a look at her site and see if there is something you can do too.

I will be donating a Kokeshi that I painted. Look for it soon. THANKS!

Also, through Marie I found this useful site listing updates about the fires and donations needed, closures, happening, etc.

The green arrow shows where I am located and Subtext Gallery is about 1 1/2 miles away South East of me.

Thank you for the concern shown for San Diego County. Fortunately, the area I live has not been directly affected, but everywhere around you can feel the impact. The air smells like a campfire and I'm sure we will have days filled with ash.

300,000 people have been displaced and over 1000 homes destroyed. Thankfully we learned a lot from the Cedar fire 4 years ago and people have been evacuated very early, resulting in less casualties. We are not in the clear yet and hope that the Santa Anas don't cause new surprises.


milo said...

so tragic!
keep safe

MR said...

Hey Chris thanks so much for posting and donating! I can't wait to see what you come up with. Just so you know I have put up and shop on etsy, but I haven't had a whole lot of time to fill it today. it's witchfire.etsy.com if you want to go check it out!
Thanks again!!!!