Saturday, July 11, 2009

Dear Families...

If you would like to leave a message of support for the families affected by tonight's fire, please do so here. As the community organizes other forms of tangible and instrumental support, the families might appreciate knowing they are in our thoughts and prayers.

10 comments:

calwatch said...

It is definitely tragic when anyone losing anything due to a fire. The Garden was a beautiful enterprise, and the residents of the apartment complex which had the units damaged also lost items that may be irreplaceable. My thoughts go to all in this time.

Anduhrew said...

I spoke with the folks that live at the Regen co-ops and they would like to be involved in any community organizing that happens to help support Dawn and Pam and also the folks at the apartment complex, the Regen co-op has many ties with The Garden so they'd love to help. I'm not sure what will be happening, but i think we can get some support from DPOA and the art colony.

I can also help plan, I'm quite resourceful, so please keep me in the loop. maybe we can all meet at DBA to discuss this.

Pride in Garfield Park said...

Your community -- friends, family, total strangers -- stands ready to support you in whatever ways you might need.

I'm guessing many of us are trying to imagine the range of emotions and the intensity of the challenges we would face in the wake of such losses; undoubtedly, our imagined hypotheticals fall short of your lived realities. You are all in our thoughts.

Metro Pomona said...

Dear Neighbors,

Tragic is the word that comes to mind, but sadly, it is too mild a word. As the community and friends rally to support our neighbors in their time of crises and need, please know that the "Downtowners" are with you and will help and support in any way we can.

Ms. Lois said...

What a devastating loss for all concerned. I saw the horrible smoke and flames when I left the library yesterday evening. My heart goes out to everyone.

Anduhrew said...

I just spoke with Dawn and Pam. Dawn is in high spirits and is very positive. Pam was laughing and joking but still seemed distressed.

Lee Krusa of the Regen Co-Ops is organizing a work party for tuesday at 8 am. This is tentative based on the insurance company's go ahead to begin cleaning up. work until 1pm take a two hour lunch break and resume until dinner. I know many of us work so it'll go on until the sun goes down.

I'll follow up with more details from Lee as I receive them. I'll be e-mailing John Clifford the details as well (if he wants to post them)

meg said...

Anduhrew, do you want me to add you as an author so that you can post directly? Just email me if you do (I don't have an email address for you, and there's not a link on your blog). mmwwah at yahoo.

I'll try to come tuesday morning, although I can't stay all day. Aside from gloves, what should we bring?

calwatch said...

Insurance company should pay for professional cleanup, though. It is a nice gesture to help in the cleanup process but ultimately not necessary with normal homeowner's insurance. Do be careful with ambulance chasing "public adjusters", though. Sometimes they can provide a useful service, but otherwise they take 10-20% of the proceeds with little benefit. Ask questions about what they plan to do and shop around if you choose to go that route.

Anonymous said...

Dawn and Fred & Pam are such nice and dear people. Mike and I feel so sad that this happened. It was horrible to watch and be helpless to do anything.
We hope that they do re-build, we want them to stay in Pomona and continue to be our friends and neighbors.
Mark

pomona's art colonists said...

We are so sorry for their loss.
I saw the flames on Saturday and my heart sank.
Please let us know what Juan and I can do to help.