Monday Montage: Help Needed

I am sad to say that this is another not-normal Monday Montage. Recently I posted about the horrible bombings in Bangkok and today I am writing about a terrible event that is presently happening in the area near where I grew up.

California has been experiencing a devastating dry spell this past year. Lakes and rivers are drying up. Rain has been scarce. What has been left is dry tinder just waiting for a spark.

The spark happened and now acres and acres of land, homes, and businesses are burning uncontrollably in Northern California. They are calling it the ‘Valley Fire’. Massive amounts of people are now dealing with loss of all their belongings, lost pets, lost homes. and lost livelihoods. Personal friends of mine and their families have been affected by the fire, it is bad.  I cannot even find the adjective to show how bad. The damage is drastic and so many people are now left with absolutely nothing. The govenor of California has declared a ‘State of Emergency’.  The National Guard has been called in. The brave fire-fighters have been and are still struggling and losing in the battle against this blaze. It is out of control!

Please Help!

Please check out Love Lake County if you are in Northern California and would like to donate supplies or offer your home as a place for displaced families or pets.

Please pray for them, or visualize the fires stopping, or whatever you can do to send positive vibes in that direction. Keep the whole area in your thoughts. This is truly devastating to so many in Northern California. Those affected need your love, prayers, and thoughts!

If you would like to donate money (which is very much needed as well and is what I will be doing), you can donate using Redwood Credit Unions website.


 Redwood Credit Union
Via Redwood Credit Union


For anyone reading this that is in Nor Cal, please leave a comment if you know of any other ways to help or give. I would love to share it! Thank you!

  12 comments for “Monday Montage: Help Needed

  1. freebutfun
    September 14, 2015 at 11:45 pm

    Oh no, how is your family?! Must be horrible to have that happen at home, and be so far away yourself!

    • andthreetogo
      September 15, 2015 at 6:48 am

      The fire started in the county north of my parents and is still quite far from my family members thank God. Chad’s family does live in the county where the fire is but the fire was heading the opposite direction from them last time I checked. We are praying that it stops or at least doesn’t change course

  2. Amy
    September 15, 2015 at 1:29 am

    I was just hearing a report about it on NPR. The firefighter interviewed said this fire is absolutely unprecedented, and that it is 0% contained. It’s just mind-boggling. Thank you for doing your part to highlight the need.
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    • andthreetogo
      September 15, 2015 at 6:48 am

      Thank you for reading Amy! It is truly a scary one, but prayer is powerful… So I keep praying 🙂

  3. Sue Slaght
    September 15, 2015 at 3:06 am

    I am so sorry to hear of these terrible fires and that they are close to your family! Is everyone safe? Thank you for letting us know ways to help.
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    • andthreetogo
      September 15, 2015 at 7:23 am

      Chad’s family was warned they may have to evacuate, but the wind turned last I heard. So far everyone is safe 🙂 thanks Sue!

  4. thehomeschoolingdoctor
    September 15, 2015 at 6:43 pm

    Thank you for drawing my attention to this. With the drought, California has been hit hard. Now this just rips the bottom and lifeblood out for many.
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    • andthreetogo
      September 15, 2015 at 6:51 pm

      Exactly. So horrible for all involved. It has been amazing seeing how the community has knit itself together though and helped those in need!

  5. Chamisa
    September 17, 2015 at 12:00 pm

    How awful! I am sorry to say that I didn’t know about this until your post. After I read this, I found out many in our area have family up there. Will be praying for residents, business owners, and firefighters as well as seeing what we can do to help. Hope your family and friends continue to stay safe!
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    • andthreetogo
      September 17, 2015 at 1:18 pm

      Thank you Chamisa!

  6. kemkem
    September 18, 2015 at 5:08 pm

    Yikes! I watched and was just astounded. Living in L.A for all those years, l saw it on a yearly basis almost with the damn winds. I am so glad everyone in your family is fine. I will go to the site and donate. So many things happening…Now Chile.. 🙁 .
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    • andthreetogo
      September 18, 2015 at 8:36 pm

      I know! I am definitely thinking of the people in Chili right now. Earthquakes are not fun-that’s an understatement I know.

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