Good Sunday morning!
I just wanted to send out an additional Eblast to all members, specially since not everyone is on Facebook.
Some of us met yesterday with members from SI Chico and started to get a plan together, helping with relief efforts.
Between the two clubs we have 10 Members directly impacted.
It was decided to start a "Buddy" System for the 10 Members, directly impacted. We have divided the names between the two clubs. Each club will work with the specific needs of those members.
Anne Leon, a SI Chico Member is preparing some meals for the host families who have taken in our displaced Soroptimist Sisters. We passed around the hat and collected a little over $1000 to cover food cost. Anne Leon already provides food to the two shelters in town. We decided to help her with receiving, distribution and prep work for the additional meals for our host families. She is also delivering food to the firefighters. We will also be helping "Unwind", another restaurant, preparing sandwich meals for firefighters.
A member from SI Chico is coordinating short term housing and another SI Chico Member will help with longer range rental housing. A SI Chico members husband was at the meeting and offered his help to assist our displaced members in getting them immediate emergency relief funds. He worked with Harvey victims on insurance company paperwork and has a lot of experience.
We also have decided to set up another Paypal Donation button on our websites and social media sites. The donations will be split between SI Chico and SI Bidwell Rancho and each club will decide how to use the funds best.
Here is the link for you guys to share as well!
I am sure all of us know someone, who is impacted!
There are some great sources and information shared on our SICBR joint Facebook page to share with people, you might know and could use some help. So if you are on FB join this group.
Since the donation button has been posted donations are coming in rapidly and the outreach from other Soroptimist regions is amazing!
So i will leave you today with