Just a few weeks ago here in Southern Oregon, we were optimistic that we would make it through another fire season unscathed.
How tragically wrong we were.
While our home and Ashland Creek Press were spared (thank you for all your kind notes and concern), many others were not as fortunate, and the grieving and the rebuilding has only just begun.
The communities of the Rogue Valley have come together beautifully to assist those who have lost everything. If you’d like to join us in supporting those who have suffered from the fires, here are a couple of options …
UNETE: Center for Farm Worker and Immigrant Advocacy Fire Relief Fund will distribute money directly to families for such basic needs as food, gas, and other essentials. (UNETE is a 501(c)3 organization, and its tax ID number is is 26-1810916.)
And the local Rogue Credit Union is matching donations, dollar for dollar up to $100,000, to distribute to local nonprofits helping with fire relief. (Contributions to this fund are tax-deductible.)
We’re grateful for another community as well: the writers and readers of environmental and animal rights literature. It is all of you who inspire us, as writers and publishers, as we continue looking for ways to create positive change in the world.