Santa Cruz steps up – helping fire evacuees and making our community stronger
Talk of the Bay

 
 
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Tragedy brings out the best in Santa Cruz. Listen to this podcast to hear about how local community members responded to the fires by giving to and supporting their neighbors.

The podcast features:

To learn about how you can help, visit the Community Foundation’s resources page at https://www.cfscc.org/updates/fire-response-fund

Also featured on this podcast, an original song:

“The Heroes of our Time”

By Wildlife, a band including Bryan Daley (Aptos resident) plus band members in Whidbey Island, WA, Pacheco, CA, and Monterey, CA. The song is written by their keyboard player, Paul Kiernan.

Donation update

Santa Cruz County authorities said the following items are in high demand. Items will only be accepted if they are new. Donations can be taken to 1082 Emeline Ave., Santa Cruz or 114 Walker St., Watsonville 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday.  

  • Men’s clothing: Pants, t-shirts, shoes, socks, underwear, hoodies, sweatshirts and sweatpants
  • Women’s clothing: Pants, t-shirts, shoes, socks, underwear, hoodies, sweatshirts and sweatpants
  • Bath and hand towels
  • Pillow cases, bed sheets/linens – queen-sized and smaller
  • Sleeping pads
  • Ice chests, coolers
  • Food donations may be brought to Second Harvest Food Bank. 

Photo credit: Kevin Painchaud, https://www.facebook.com/kpainchaud