Here are some updates from the fire ravaged areas:
From Stan at the Sonoma County SCI Peer Support Group
Today’s (10/16/17) meeting of the Sonoma County SCI Peer Support group has been canceled. The next meeting will be on November 20th
Read Christina Burke’s moving tribute to Christina Hanson, who lost her life in the wine country wildfires.
Greg Milano from BORP writes: Several BORP community members have offered accessible rooms in their homes for evacuees in need of homes. Please email me if you know of anyone in need and I will connect them to you.
From Inga at the DSLC in Santa Rosa:
Dear DSLC Friends,
We wanted to let you know that Disability Services & Legal Center is open and will continue to provide assistance at our regular hours Mon-Fri 8:30am-5pm. We also continue to have staff working with the County Emergency Operation Center to coordinate services to our local residents with disabilities.
We have our information table at the Local Assistance Center at the Press Democrat building.
From Paul Mundell, CEO, Canine Companions for Independence
Dear members of the Canine Companions community,
I’m writing to update you on the effects that the wildfires in Northern California are having on Canine Companions and our Northwest Region Training Center. To begin, it is important to note that the Schulz campus remains safe and is in an area of Santa Rosa that is not currently threatened by the fires. However, due to the deterioration in the air quality to unhealthy levels, a forecast calling for higher winds, and an increasing number of staff who have been personally affected by the fire and subject to evacuation, we made the decision to evacuate the dogs and puppies to areas further from the fire and suspended a Team Training placement class. Click here to continue reading about status of the CCI campus.
The Sacramento Spinal Foundation is presenting a webinar on “Emergency Preparation For People w/ Disabilities”
Date Time: Nov 1, 2017 1:30 PM Pacific Standard Time (US and Canada)
Presenter : Gina Biter-Mundt, M.A. of Kaiser Foundation Rehabilitation Center