We are a California based company, and we care about our community. During the November fires, our hearts have been made heavy with lives lost, homes destroyed, and gorgeous forest obliterated. With all that is happening to our great state and citizens we want to come together not only as a company, but also as friends, to help those in need. Come on team! Let's come together and do our part. The 100% of the contributions collected will be given directly to the California Wildfires Disaster Relief Campaign within the Red Cross' Disaster Relief Program. A Program that helps those in need during crises such as this.
Let's see how much we can raise by the end of the month! This holiday season, it is easy to get caught up in all our own festvities and families. Let's try to help those who are not able to spend their holidays in their own homes. From our Friar Family to their's. Thank you!
" Fast-moving wildfires are consuming thousands of acres in California, forcing tens of thousands of people from their homes. The American Red Cross is there, providing shelter and emotional support for the evacuees.
The fires are burning in both northern and southern parts of the state. The Camp Fire to the north has burned 20,000 acres already, including almost the entire town of Paradise, population 26,000. The Woolsey and Hill fires to the south have also burned thousands of acres. The Camp and Woolsey fires are threatening almost 50,000 homes and almost 100,000 residents have been ordered to evacuate. Schools are closed, some hospitals have been evacuated, thousands are without power and several major highways are closed.
The Red Cross and local governments have numerous evacuation centers open where hundreds of people are seeking refuge, along with centers which are accepting animals. Weather forecasts call for more hot and dry weather, which could lead to more fires. The Red Cross is working with local officials to monitor the situation and respond as needed."
Quoted from: https://www.redcross.org/about-us/news-and-events/news/2018/california-wildfires-red-cross-helps-as-thousands-evacuate.html