Fire relief fund update
From Pastor Jim Richardson
We are experiencing an amazing outpouring of generosity in the aftermath of the recent wildfires. With the smoke clearing, we are focusing on distributing grants to those who are the most vulnerable, especially children, and those already living on the low end of the economic ladder with few resources. We will be working with service partners with whom we have worked closely in the past.
We are also discussing how to involve the parish directly in assisting families and kids who have lost homes and livelihoods in the fires. We are encouraging in-kind donations of gently used household items (like kitchen gear but not clothes) in partnership with Sonoma County Recovers. We don’t have the capacity to store items, so please give items directly to that organization by accessing its website at www.sonomacounty.recovers.org. Sonoma County Recovers is also assisting fire victims with finding rentals.
The needs in our region are huge, and recovery will take years. You can still donate to our fire relief fund by making a check payable to Church of the Incarnation, with “fire relief” noted on the check, or by giving through our on-line link above.
Thank you so much for all of your support, prayers and generosity during this crisis!