Saturday, September 27, 2014

Fragments

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 !

Hi Everyone!

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:

Shelley Greene
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.

Kathe W.
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  1. That was just awful about those fires. We sure hope they can get things rebuilt. It is just way too sad. Have a great Saturday.

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    1. Most summers there are fires somewhere, but the Weed fire was one of the worst in a long time. :)

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  2. Sandee- thank you so much for sharing this information with your blogger friends.
    Take care and have a wonderful weekend!

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    1. You are most welcome my friend. Terrible fire. :)

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  3. I don't get it. I thought FEMA was thing that would help Americans in need but this wasn't a big enough disaster? Any disaster is big. Are this people crazy? Maybe I'm the crazy one because I'm Canadian but these people should be helped by FEMA no matter are small a disaster it was. Thanks for helping Sandee. See ya.

    Paul

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    1. Government and their rules. It doesn't make sense indeed. :)

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  4. That is awful and you know some times they are set off by people themselves. One of the young men in church flies the planes to fight the fires out there. I am so sorry for the devastation out here.

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    1. Sometimes they are even set off by firefighters that want the overtime. It's a shame. :)

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  5. I share Paul's views on this. I don't understand how any loss of home isn't a big enough disaster. I thought that's what FEMA was for. So sorry to read this.

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    1. I agree with the both of you Rhonda. :)

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  6. What a terrible thing for them to go through. I'll check out the www.weed.recovers.org and see if it says what kinds of books they need/want.



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    1. Thank you so much Jean. :)

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  7. How horrible. I'm with the others regarding FEMA saying this isn't a big enough disaster.

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    1. It doesn't make much sense does it Ann. No it doesn't. :)

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  8. My thoughts and prayers are with the good folks in Weed.

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    1. Mine too Ron. Thank you. :)

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  9. I have a bunch of self-published books from a contest I judged but that probably wouldn't help? Libraries don't usually carry self-pubbed, do they? I'm so sorry to hear about this. We went through the flood of 2010 and had to rebuild our home, so I know how devastating nature can be.

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    1. Oh yikes Stephanie. I didn't know about your flood. :)

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  10. so sorry to see this!

    hugs, bee
    oxoxoxox

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    1. Mother Nature can sure do a number at times. :)

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  11. We used to have the big fires like that in Florida annually. They were always just awful. You're nice to share, and I hope they get so many donations!!

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    1. Thank you Rosey. Kathe is a great blogging buddy too. :)

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  12. That was a terrible fire. I know someone who lives just outside of the area that was burnt. I guess we should be thankful that no one was killed.

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    1. Very thankful that no one was killed. :)

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  13. Reading this blog certainly puts a "face" on this tragedy. So glad no one died. All that other *stuff* can be replaced...for the most part. Of course all the truly important stuff (old photos, mementos can't be).

    Big hugs, honey...

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    1. It was a horrible fire. Worse than most in our area. :)

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  14. My thoughts and prayers are with the good folks in Weed :( :((

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    1. Thanks Mike, that was an awful fire they had. :)

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