Tuesday, October 23, 2007

San Diego Fire Storm shown Etsy Support!



The tragic Fire Storm situation in San Diego has sparked a huge coming together of the community. This incredible and amazing generosity from average citizens is the reason why San Diego is moving through this crisis with grace and ease.

In fact a touching and supportive gesture from a fellow San Diego Etsy shop SocaliGirl has sparked an active philanthropic thread in the forum for this immediate cause.

SoCaliGirl says:
So many of my friends, old colleagues, and my sons old schoolmates are in danger of losing their homes due to the fires in San Diego. I want to help them, and anyone else who is suffering through this. From what I understand, the refugees at Qualcomm Stadium still need sanitary supplies and things for babies, etc.

I am willing to donate 75% of anything I sell until the fires are put out from both of my stores to help San Diegans displaced by this fire.

So, please help out these people and buy from SoCaliGirl by clicking on my name or icon or go to http://yummybodycandy.etsy.com and buy from there.

Anyone else want to help?

SHOPS DONATING PROCEEDS TO THE FIRE VICTIMS IN SAN DIEGO
SocaliGirl Donating 75% of sales until the fire is completely out
Yummy Body Candy
Organic Stills Donating 50% of sales until end of October
BuyMySupplies Donating 50% of sales
PaperZombie, Ink. Donating 50% of sales through 10/31
FlowerFaeries Donating 50% of sales
Althena12 Donating 75% of sales
SallysCreations Donating 50% of sales until 10/31
Shellsnoel Donating 50% of sales to S D Salvation Army until 10/31
OhPotato Donating a portion of sales from 10/22 to 10/26
BringingBackMemories
SpazSpun Donating 50% of sales until 10/31 to SD Salvation Army
KnitBlitzt Donating 75% of sales to SD Salvation Army
Gondancin Donating 50% to fire victims
Tahgroenart.com Donating 50% of sales until end of October
Livia's Treasures Donating 10% of sales
DesignedByLucinda Donating 25% of profits until end of October
dharmadesigns Donating 25% of profit until end of October
silverriverjewelry Donating 25% of profit for the next two weeks
christinamarie29 Offering gift certificates for the fire affected
Earmark Donating 20% of sales
Red Panda Donating 25% from now until end of October
Dragonlady Designs Donating 25% of sales until end of October

I will continue to update this list with the shops who are willing to participate......
You can also donate directly here to the Red Cross

Go to cbs8 for up to date Fire Storm maps in San Diego

More option for direct donations.....

If you feel more comfortable with a local organization this is a great one......
*Father Joe's Villages
3350 E Street,
San Diego, CA 92102-3332
Phone 619.687.1000
www.fatherjoesvillages.org

• Los Angeles Times Family Fund/KTLA-5 Charities Fire Relief Campaign
(800) 284-5625
www.latimes.com
For every dollar donated up to $1 million, the McCormick Tribune Foundation will donate an additional 50 cents. Donations and matching funds go directly to organizations, such as the Red Cross and other agencies, providing disaster relief to fire victims.

• The California Community Foundation
www.calfund.org
445 S. Figueroa Street, Suite 3400
Los Angeles, CA 90071
tel. 213.413.4130
fax 213.622.2979
The foundation will collect money to aid in the rebuilding and recovery efforts in Southern California and will match donations dollar for dollar up to $100,000.

• FOODShare of Ventura County
4156 N. Southbank St.
Oxnard, CA 93030
(805) 983-7100
Needs food donations and seeks volunteers to help prepare food for evacuees.

Catholic Charities USA is collecting donations to support local
agencies' recovery efforts. To contribute:

• Catholic Charities of Los Angeles
Fire Disaster Aid
P.O. Box 15095
Los Angeles, CA 90015-0093
(213) 251-3498
www.catholiccharitiesusa.org

or~ Call (800) 919-9338
Send checks to:
Catholic Charities USA
Southern California Wildfires
PO Box 7068, Merrifield, VA 22116-7068

• Salvation Army California Wildfires
900 W. James M. Wood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90015
www.salvationarmysocal.org

For in-kind donations, call 800-95TRUCK or
www.satruck.com

• Community Foundation
3880 Lemon St.
Suite 300
Riverside, CA 92501
(909) 684-4194
Accepting monetary donations for victims in San Bernardino and Riverside counties.

• Fire Relief Fund Society of St. Vincent de Paul
210 N. Avenue 21
Los Angeles, CA 90031
(323) 226-1762 or (323) 855-0320
Seeking monetary and in-kind donations.

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