Kincade Fire Update October 29

 
Kincaid Fire Update
October 29, 2019
"The LORD gives strength to his people; the LORD blesses his people with peace." Psalm 29:11 
To our amazing Catholic Charities family, 
 
We have come through many trials these past several days, and I know that we have more to endure. I hope and pray that your loved ones are safe and secure, and that your homes are intact as well. Like you, I am profoundly grateful and amazed that our first responders have been able to save as many structures and lives as they have so far. 
 
Many of you have asked for an update on Catholic Charities programs and information on how to help.
The easiest way to help is to donate through our website:
 
Other ways you can help...
  • We are accepting cold weather gear for our clients experiencing the cold: scarves, mittens, coats, hand warmers, hats, and sleeping bags.
  • Children at the Family Support Center are in need of diapers size 5 and 6.
  • Gift cards and/or checks can be dropped off at any of our offices or mailed directly, c/o “disaster relief.” 
 
Please take all physical donations to our Homeless Support Center at 600 Morgan Street, Santa Rosa.
Site Updates
 
All of our shelter and housing locations in Sonoma and Napa counties are open, although Sam Jones Hall, our shelter for adults, is operating without power.  We have staffed up at our shelter locations in the event we have to evacuate.
 
For all of our shelter sites we have evacuation plans in place in coordination with the City of Santa Rosa.
 
Our Headquarters at Airway Court, our office in Middletown, and ReStyle Marketplace are in mandatory evacuation zones at this moment.  Because of this, all of our programs and services at Airway Court, Middletown and ReStyle Marketplace will not be open on Tuesday, October 29, 2019
 
If you are in urgent need of disaster relief services, please call 2-1-1.
 
 
If you want to volunteer...
We have partnered with the Volunteer Center/CVNL, who is coordinating volunteer efforts across the region, and will connect us with volunteers as the need arises. 
Sign up at their website by clicking here.
Please check our Facebook page for regular updates, requests for volunteers, and site updates...
 
URGENT WEATHER UPDATE
The National Weather Service has predicted near freezing overnight lows this week, which means that Catholic Charities and many other homeless services agencies in Sonoma County will be expanding beds and opening warming facilities to preserve the lives and safety of our neighbors without homes. 
 
We expect to maintain the increased services at least through November 2nd, and possibly longer.  
Thank you for your compassion and generosity...
 
Len Marabella
CEO of Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Santa Rosa