As things progress in Santa Rosa, so has the focus. Any further funds raised will be used to support the many, many, displaced families in Santa Rosa; many whom I've known for a lifetime and will be starting over as well. If you cannot donate financially, please message me and we can coordinate donations for those involved.
There have been so many people affected and devastated by this event, so every dollar earned will be shared in an effort to help them rebuild.
I currently live in Orange County, CA., but was born and raised in Santa Rosa, where I have a vast network of friends and family. I personally know countless families who have lost their homes to this horrific event and any additional funds will be offered based on need.
Per request, my name is Sean Downey. I currently reside in Placentia, CA., where I've been since 2003. I was born and raised in Santa Rosa, CA., where my family has been for multiple generations. My Grandfather served multiple terms as Mayor of the City, founded an existing bank there, and was part of the original planning of the city. My father spent decades serving on the board and he and both of my Uncles were and still are local business owners. The funds will be spent helping the community at large. More specifically, hundreds of families have lost everything, including their homes and are in desperate need of help with even just the basics, including clothing, toiletries, air maks, etc. Because this is so widespread and nowhere near being over, it's somewhat dificult to accurately define every step that will be taken to support those in need. I do' however, intend to do so through gift cards to be able to provide an accurate accounting of every dollar taken in and shared. Of those affected are my brother's family, who've lost everything again after losing their mother not so long ago. There are countless individuals in Santa Rosa looking to help identify those in need and support this campaign logistically, which already includes a huge push locally for me and those affected to provide additional physical donations such as clothing, bedding, supplies, you name it. I will personally be withdrawing funds in my name. They'll be used to purchase gift cards that will be sent to a lifelong friend, who'll be providing to those in need and in turn keeping an accounting of who they've gone to, allowing for accounting of full chain of custody.
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