These opportunities are available to any politically active JSA delegate wishing to participate further politically in their area.
Activism Newsletter: Upcoming Events
How to help NorCal fire victims:
Cal Fire continues to spearhead rescue efforts across the region. This web page is regularly updated to show where donation and volunteer aid is most needed.
Giving money is the most effective way to give to “ensure the right goods get to the right people at the right time following a disaster,” Cal Fire says.
Napa Valley Community Foundation
Redwood Credit Union’s North Bay Fire Relief
Redwood Empire Food Bank
United Way of Wine Country
American Red Cross
Napa Humane, Sonoma Humane Society and Marin Humane are all seeking monetary donations
Volunteer: Cal Fire is still assessing the need for volunteers, as areas in need could become overwhelmed by a large number of people looking to help. The best way to start is to align yourself with an organization that can provide proper training and instruction.
American Red Cross Wildfire Volunteers
Volunteer Center of Sonoma County: email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (707) 573-3399
Napa Community Animal Response Team: text (707) 666-3598 or email email@example.com
Can you offer your home up to foster animal victims? Email Deassa@JamesonRescueRanch.org
This Facebook page is dedicated to posts by those affected by the fires and those who wish to help. Residents and potential volunteers can post about missing people or pets and aid needs. https://www.facebook.com/groups/1417286541726181/
Airbnb is providing housing for relief workers and victims through their Open Homes program. Have space? Check out their Northern California Wildfire page. https://www.airbnb.com/welcome/evacuees/northerncaliforniafireevacuees
GoFundMe has a California fire relief page.
California State Firefighter’s Association fund for fire crews who have lost their homes. http://www.csfa.net/CSFA/CalFF/articles/Donation_Funds_for_Firefighters_Who_Have_Lost_T heir_Homes_During_the_Recent_and_Tragic_NorCal_Fires.aspx
Transgender Film Festival:
A film festival in San Francisco promoting transgender visibility, culture, and community.
Time: November 10-12
Location: The Roxie Theater
This program aims to bring community members together by discussing pressing local issues such as housing, education, and transportation, and will take place through a series of seminars.
Location: Various locations in San Mateo County — check website for upcoming dates
Know of an event that should be included in this newsletter? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.