COMMUNITY CALL TO ACTION
Responding to the needs of those impacted by the West Oakland San Pablo Fire, a number of faith and community leaders united last week to plan a coordinated approach for relief efforts.
Since the fire erupted, elected, community and faith leaders have been working swiftly as possible to create safe and healthy environments for the women, men and families who have been displaced from their living quarters due to the fire last Monday, March 27th at 2551 San Pablo Avenue in West Oakland.
From recent assessments and communications with the City of Oakland and County of Alameda, there will be many unmet needs which will not be covered by government funding. This is where our community can come together to support the families impacted by the March 27th West Oakland San Pablo building fire.
The various outstanding needs range from costs for memorial services, transportation passes, cell phones, children’s school tuition and the like.
Red Cross has been extremely generous to provide daily meals and working diligently with Word Assembly Church to process and distribute donated clothing for the families.
Relative to contributions, First Presbyterian Church is serving as the fiscal agency to collect funds which will be distributed to families in need. To date, the criteria for distribution has not been finalized, but an oversight committee will be appointed to meet the timely needs of the families.
Clothing can be donated at Word Assembly Church located at 767 Pine Street in West Oakland.
Financial contributions can be directed to First Presbyterian Church of Oakland, 2619 Broadway, Oakland CA 94612, MEMO: West Oakland San Pablo Fire Victims.
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