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Horrific destruction from wildfires:
Rush $5 or more to the Sierra Club Redwood Chapter now.
http://click.emails.sierraclub.org/?qs=6032308815adbf94a9e33170f72ce1b81b89b1a2a599a36fc53219943162e8220ff2bd31ec0eb0d57ddf12d897d1305d4c0c80917c0bd5205e5872a807373aa3 100% of your donation will go directly to relief efforts on the ground.
Sierra Club staff and volunteers can see and smell the smoke from our head office in Oakland, and up here in Lake County, I can see and taste the smoke from the fires burning near me and those further south in the wine country.
And what we're seeing and smelling from the 22 wildfires blazing simultaneously around the place I've called home for 36 years is horrific beyond measure: 35 people dead -- with that number certain to rise -- and hundreds missing. More than 3,500 homes and structures destroyed. Schools closed, desperate families camping on beaches. The worst air quality on record.
And with more erratic wind gusts expected beginning later today, we're all preparing for the worst. We need your help, and we need it now.
Please, can you help with an emergency gift to the Sierra Club's Redwood Chapter now? The Redwood Chapter is working with community partners to support local organizations serving farm worker and low income families impacted by the fire. Your support will help us give those community organizations the resources they need to help in the recovery from this terrible and ongoing disaster.
http://click.emails.sierraclub.org/?qs=6032308815adbf94a9e33170f72ce1b81b89b1a2a599a36fc53219943162e8220ff2bd31ec0eb0d57ddf12d897d1305d4c0c80917c0bd5205e5872a807373aa3 Rush $5 or more to the Sierra Club Redwood Chapter now. Please help us with emergency recovery efforts in the wake of the most devastating wildfires in recent history. 100% of your donation will go directly to relief efforts on the ground.
Eric, the destruction wrought by these unforgiving fires is bone-chilling. Over a hundred thousand acres in total have been scorched; much of the Sonoma County seat of Santa Rosa reduced to ash.
And the effects of these wildfires will be felt by those far outside the blaze's reach. The fires have produced as much pollution as all the cars in the entire state of California do in a year. And for children with asthma and those with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or heart conditions, breathing the air is dangerous. The smoke may even harm fetuses.
Given power outages and downed cell towers, it's difficult for first responders to even find folks, adding to the fear and trauma here. Anything you can contribute to help would be so appreciated -- and will go directly to recovery efforts here on the ground. http://click.emails.sierraclub.org/?qs=6032308815adbf94a9e33170f72ce1b81b89b1a2a599a36fc53219943162e8220ff2bd31ec0eb0d57ddf12d897d1305d4c0c80917c0bd5205e5872a807373aa3 Please, rush $5 or whatever you can now.
Thank you for anything you can do to help. We are both heartbroken and afraid of what's ahead.
Sierra Club Redwood Chapter Chair
Image: CC2.0/California National Guard.