Hello Friends, Our dear, sweet Lara Jane Sassafras Ramborger AKA LJ, has lost her home, her truck, and most of her belongings in the recent Russian River flooding. The mighty river that we all love peaked at over 41 feet swallowing everything in its path. The rain came much faster and harder than predicted and the river swelled several feet higher than expected. There was no time to flee. Lara moved her belongings to what was expected to be a safe ground, but unfortunately it was not safe enough as the river raged to a record high. Thankfully she and her kitty "Lil Bit" were able to escape physically unharmed, albeit quite a bit shaken. But very sadly, they are now homeless, relying on the kindness of friends for a warm, safe place to sleep. For the last several years Lara's work has been creating healthy, meals for elderly and sick patients. Her meals are specific to each patient’s needs and serve as a supplement to their healthcare regimes. Most of the equipment that she needs to make these meals was damaged beyond repair in the flood. Many of her clients live in remote areas of Sonoma County. They are unwell and rely heavily upon LJ’s love and care. Without her truck, reaching them has been extremely challenging. Your donation will help her continue to work and enable her to get back on her feet. We are trying to raise enough money for first, last, and deposit so that she can find a room or an apartment and perhaps a few nights in a hotel if she has nowhere else to go. We also need to raise money for a down payment on some used wheels so that she can get to work. In addition, she will need to replace her cooking equipment so that she is able to continue working and helping her clients. Please donate whatever you can. Even a few dollars helps when there are many who donate. She is reaching out to our community for help in a time of extreme need. Thank you!