During the recent wildfires that swept through Northern California, many lost homes and most or all of their possessions. As the evacuations are lifted, others are just now coming home to assess the damage. And employees of CALA-member communities are no different.
CALA has learned of more than 30 associates who have lost their homes or most of their belongings. But though they may have suffered personal losses, the brave associates of our member communities remained committed to the safety and care of hundreds of residents in the midst of one of the worst firestorms in California history.
CALA has committed to at least $25,000 to support these individuals as they rebuild their homes and their lives. But so much more is needed. Can you help? Any amount you can give will help the people who care for our elder population every day. You may contribute at www.youcaring.com/supportingthosewhocare.
Our Sincerest Thanks
Thank you to those who have given generously and spread the word through social media. With your help, the fund is already over $60,000. We would also like to recognize and thank the members who have offered to take in evacuees from affected communities. DSS and the State Ombudsman have used CALA’s list and are appreciative of our work.
In addition, CALA has heard stories of great bravery and heroism on the part of our members’ associates. We will be sharing these stories in the weeks and months ahead, but we would like to thank each and every person who went above and beyond to provide for the safety and care of our residents during this time.
CALA Members: If your employees have lost homes, cars or significant personal belongs to the fire or smoke damage, please contact us.