Generosity And Compassion Burns Hotter Than Wildfires
Posted by terrepruitt on September 15, 2015
So you may have heard about the fires in California. It is that time of year. There are always fires in California. There is a fire season, just like there is a tornado season and a hurricane season. It happens. The problem with this year is that we are in a bad drought. The fact that we have no water to spare is what makes it so bad. I did also hear that one of the fires – there are hundreds of fires burning right now, twelve of them are being called major fires – is the worse that we have had in a very long time. I keep reading stories of people losing their homes and animals. But I am also reading a lot of really nice stories. Have you seen any of those?
There is one ranch who has offered to house people. Of course, I can’t find the original post that I read, but there are others who are making offers. Here is a picture of one of the others who are offering a place for people to stay.
There is an organization, Safer Sonoma Action For Equine Rescue, that is securing hay donations and a place to store it:
“UPDATE: We have a huge warehouse arranged by Brenna Sullivan at the Farm Burearu (no relation…we don’t think) The first semi is arriving mid-morning and will have a squeeze there to unload. We have dispensed over $1000 from the Lakeport stores to folks with multiple horses on their property, just today. We are aiming for long term support here so people are not having to make sad decisions down the road after all the hoop la is over. THANK YOU ONE AND ALL for your participation. Suppose to rain…..
UPDATE Tues 2pm: WE HAVE STAGING. In a few hours we will have the final ok on a main storage area for long term storage of hay donations; secure and in Kelseyville. Then let the trucks roll in!!
UPDATE Tues 15 am: SAFER would like to start a Page on our Website to help those Fire Victims that have lost precious horses, pets and other animals to post their pictures and stories of love and loss. Send your pics and stories to firstname.lastname@example.org. In this way we can all support, in this small way, our neighbors in the grief that is a part of loving all creatures great and small.
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OUR PRAYERS GO OUT THE PEOPLE AND ANIMALS THAT ARE LOSING THEIR HOMES – AND THEIR LIVES in this horrible fire season.”
Then there was a group of people who banded together with horse trailers and trucks offering to transport animals in need of relocation. (The picture above with the trucks.)
One bridal store gifted a wedding dress to a woman whose house burned down. In addition to a free wedding gown, they called wedding vendors and received donations for everything so she and her groom can proceed with getting married. Now THAT is a bridal store takes care of their brides – Starlet Bridal and Prom!
There is so much devastation, it is so heartwarming to see so many people jump to the aide of others.
Australia is even sending over 71 Fire Fighters. WOW!
Animals that have been separated from their families are being reunited.
It is all so sad. I am clinging to the good stuff people are doing as my heart goes out to all that have been affected.