On September 12, the Valley Fire swept through my grandparents property leaving nothing but ash. The home my grandparents built when I was a young child, the home I was raised in, was completely destroyed. As you may know, this was a horrifically fast moving fire. My grandparents had very little notice to evacuate. They did not receive evacuation orders, their orders came from the fast moving winds and flames as they engulfed the forest behind their home. They had very little time to get out before the fire came; they fled with the clothes on their back and their medications. Everything of their lives together, married 66 years next month is now ash. These last few days I sit back asking myself how at 85 and 88 years old they start over.
I know they will stand strong together and rebuild, but they will need a little help along the way. At the moment they need funds to survive. They need money for a place to stay and basic necessities. It will be many months before their property is once again inhabitable. I know so many have lost their homes during this tragic time, anything helps. If you can’t donate, please share and spread the word.
Good luck to everyone who has lost their homes in this devastating fire and to the community we will rebuild.
Thank You So much.