Words of Paradise Lost

"May you find Paradise, to be all it's name implies" read the town sign,  a large wooden structure displaying numerous community groups and emblems and topped with a halo made from a huge saw blade.

    We survived the Camp fire, but Paradise was no more.  We are struggling still after 2 years and there are few positive and encouraging things to bring us out of the despair and hopelessness so many are suffering from.  We find it hard to talk about and remember because most of us are still traumatized and suffer from PTSD and nightmares. It still feels like yesterday. Yes PG&E is paying us for their mistakes but our home is gone and may never return and making lists of things lost for a claim is nearly impossible for some.

    I have been attempting to start a business, doing what I do best which is fixing and repairing electronics, smart-phones, and computers.  COVID-19 made this very difficult and I get very little work.  One of the services I provide is custom vinyl decals for phone cases and car windows,  usually funny or sarcastic phrases and depictions.  I have a small second-hand computer controlled vinyl cutter and software which is basic.  My idea is to make vinyl decals with positive and healing words for the fire victims.  Even their own words and feelings custom made just for them to display.  Not harsh reminders of the horrible events, but a way to deal with these emotions and fears so many of us carry.  A way to express and process our feelings without having to relive them over again.  I would sell these items at a low cost, enough to keep my business afloat and pay for materials.  This would help me get through my own injuries and PTSD and hopefully help other fire victims heal and move past the trauma and fear.

I would be grateful for any support you could offer for this project.  I need to purchase a software package and raw materials and perhaps a more adequate cutting machine.  I would like to make this possible soon and before the fire victim claim deadline, perhaps making it easier for victims to complete the requirements and receive compensation from the PG&E lawsuits.
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