Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Tribes In Need Of Help From The State Wide Fires in Cali

Pura Fé
Nahuatl (MEH-SHEE-KAH) Mexicatl

Tribal and fire authorities are asking for canned food donations after closures on Highways 76 and 79 have halted deliveries into the Rincon, San Pasqual, Santa Ysabel and La Jolla Indian reservations, fire official Ray St. Charles said.

The fire has burned 43,000 acres and is 45 percent contained, according to CalFire officials. It destroyed about 65 structures on the Rincon reservation, including homes, mobile homes and other facilities, and at least 31 structures on the La Jolla reservation, tribal officials said.

Most of the reservations have been without power for nearly a week, San Diego Gas & Electric Co. officials said.

The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection reported Saturday that 2,000 homes were still threatened by the Poomacha fire, which started on the La Jolla Indian Reservation near Palomar Mountain early Tuesday morning.

How To Help:

Hello everyone,

If anyone can make ANY contributions including items, clothing or monetary for the fire victims of the San Diego Rez's, please send them to the following address.

Indian Resource Center
4265 Fairmont Ave #140
San Diego, Ca 92105

The Indian Resource Center, is a 501 C3 non profit organization and is the source in San Diego County, that provides assistance to the Native community, weather it be crisis situations or every day occurrences.

They will be bringing these items and donations, directly to the reservations. This is a direct point of contact for the Native Community.

I just spoke with the Director and they are compiling a detailed items list of things that are needed, they will be sending me that info later on today. I will forward that out, as soon as I get it.

If you are in the San Diego area and can bring items, please bring directly to the Resource Center and the address provided above.

In the mean time, I know these general items will be on the list.

Cleaning supplies - Large Trash Bags.
Non-perishable foods.
Water - drinking.
Towels, wash cloths, blankets and pillows.
Personal toiletries - feminine products, toothpaste and brushes, soap, hand sanitizer, shampoo.
Clothes - women, men, kids.
Animal food.

If you can volunteer to help the Resource Center will all this coordination, please contact Juan at 619-281-5964.

Please keep all the fire victims in San Diego and surrounding areas in your thoughts and prayers. Several of the Reservations were effected by this disaster and both La Jolla and Rincon lost many homes.

Please help how and if you are able, any and all contributions are appreciated!

Thank you,

In peace & solidarity,
Tamra Brennan

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Courtesy of: Ne74