Don't let the Big Sur Soberanes Fire victims feel forgotten during the Holidays. The Holidays are going to be extra stressful for people who have lost everything. Let's make sure they are remembered while they live in a small trailer or yurt on their properties waiting to rebuild. The fire may be over but their struggles are continuing and the Holiday season just makes it worse.The Soberanes Fire has made 57 members of our community homeless. Many of them are seniors and also lost their means of income such as Charlie whose home, goat barn, cheese making facility, chickens and apiary were ravaged by the fire. His water system was destroyed. The only thing that was saved were Charlie’s precious goats.Two families who volunteer for Meals on Wheels courageously continued to deliver meals to the elderly even though their homes were burnt to the ground. An artist lost all of her art and her home. There are many stories of property owners and tenants who were deprived of their dwellings, many of whom had hand built their homes and lived in them for decades.The ALL- Volunteer Mid-Coast Fire Brigade who valiantly protected as many local homes as they could 24/7 need our financial support to replace and replenish equipment. Not to mention that none of these men and women could earn an income with their normal jobs when the fire besieged the Palo Colorado Community.Our local SPCA rescued and cared for so many animals and we want to show our appreciation for everything that they did as well as help them restock their food supplies. They continue to provide food for animals owned by fire victims. To date MCVRA.org (Monterey County Vacation Rental Alliance) has donated $25,000 but more is needed. Make a contribution today to let these brave survivors know that while the fire is out, our commitment to supporting them is not. Thank you.
Big Sur, CA