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The Episcopal Church of Our Savior in Placerville, CA has been working hard to help evacuees of the Caldor Fire.
Our hearts and prayers are with the Rev Debra Sabino and the congregation of Church of Our Savior. We did a promotional fundraiser donating $5 per garment. But the need is great. If you are so moved, here is a link to donate directly to Church of Our Savior’s efforts. (Put Caldor Fire in the Notes.)
From the Rev Debra Sabino: “Your clergy shirts have been going to Caldor Fire evacuation sites everyday since August 17th. The Caldor Fire began in the small country community called Grizzly Flats and swept through that town destroying almost all of the homes and structures. It has burned 191,607 acres as of Aug 31 and is 16% contained. Roughly 45,000 people have been evacuated from their homes in El Dorado County. Many are in Red Cross shelters in community centers or large churches, others have to stay in their cars for a variety of reasons.
I bring coffee and pastries (thanks to a very generous Starbucks manager at the Coach Lan Starbucks in Cameron Park) to about 100 people each morning who have slept in their cars. Many have too many animals to bring inside the shelter. I am able to help them with some immediate and necessary needs that aren’t covered by an insurance company or the Red Cross. An elderly disabled dropped and broke her flip cell phone and needed one. Horses who are displaced needed both alfalfa and grass hay and 100 water troughs. Rescued chickens needed coops for their rescuers. These are tangible needs I can help meet due to the astounding generosity of people who have donated because they have seen a white haired priest out every morning trying to help out in the small way that I can.”