I have a dear friend who has been evacuated (along with her husband, 2 children and a dog) from her home in Chula Vista because of the Harris fire. I have been keeping close tabs on what can be done for all of the people who are currently displaced by the fire. There is a great blog called San Diego County Fires 2007 that is keeping people posted with all kinds of information.
If you would like to help out right now, here is an idea:
Donations of toiletries, food and bedding are needed to help fire evacuees.
Those wishing to help can drop these items at the Community Resource Center, 650 Second St. in Encinitas from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Most needed items are: toothpaste, toothbrushes and mouthwash; non-perishable food, such as canned goods, breakfast bars, juice boxes and bottled water; blankets, towels and pillows.
For information, call: (760) 753-1156.
The address again is:
Community Resource Center
650 Second St.,
Encinitas, CA 92024
If you are in the area, you can just drop stuff by. I am going to my local discount store today to get a bunch of stuff, pack it up in a box and send it ASAP. I know I can do this because of my dear friend Grace to did this on a massive scale with Hurricane Katrina victims.