Today's fragments are a public service announcement from one of my blogging buddies (Kathe W.) who lives in Weed, California. As most of the country knows there was a terrible wild fire there earlier this month. Here's her request for assistance. Her blog is: It's a Snap !
September 15th a wildfire blazed through our little town of 3,000. Approximately 90 homes were burnt to the ground and another 60 homes were damaged. Our library and community center were completely burned to the ground. Miraculously no was killed and only 3 firemen were injured.
The wildfire is out and now the rebuilding begins. This past Monday families of burned out or damaged houses were allowed back into their neighborhoods to sift through and assess with people who will be helping with the removal of debris etc. Next Monday September 29th the removal of debris will start and the state of California is picking up all those costs. Thank goodness. Evidently we do not qualify for FEMA help as it doesn't meet FEMA requirements. I think because it isn't a big enough disaster.
Here is a link to folks who want to help www.weed.recovers.org and the library also needs monetary help in addition to books. Only the books were covered by the insurance. Our computers, printer/copier, all furniture including bookshelves were not covered.
Books can be shipped to the librarians home as there is no storage set up yet:
5120 Saddlehorn Road
Weed CA 96094
Hopefully in a few weeks we will have a temporary site- they are looking at a few different buildings to use until the library is rebuilt along with a new community center that also was destroyed in the fire.( 2 years likely )
Monetary donations should be sent to:
Weed Friends of the Library
PO Box 2
Weed CA 96094
The library is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) EIN# 77-0605176
Thanks to everyone for their generous donations.