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10.24.2007

relief for san diego wildfire victims

If you've been watching the news at all, you know that there are destructive fires that have been sweeping across Southern California, with hundreds of thousands of people foced to evacuate their homes. I was just in San Diego a few weeks ago, and it's hard to imagine such a beautiful area ravaged by fire... Just wanted help spread some awareness about donations and relief for victims of the San Diego wildfires. North and east county, especially Poway and Rancho Bernardo, have had many homes destroyed, with nearly half a million people displaced from their homes in the largest evacuation in California's history. There are actually significant Asian American communities in the area, specifically Vietnamese and Filipino American populations, that have been highly affected. Check out the information at the San Diego/Imperial Counties American Red Cross website, which has links to over twenty evacuation centers and the donations they need. Anything you can give, from money to blood to bottled water, would be greatly appreciated. (Thanks, Dorothy.)