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    October 14, 2017

    Dear Friends,

    Thanks to everyone who stepped forward to offer assistance to our neighbors escaping the fires in Northern California. Your gracious support and prayers are deeply appreciated.

    I received a message this afternoon from Christine Paquette, Executive Director of St Vincent de Paul Society, who was informed by the County of Marin that congregations are not needed at this time to host evacuees in Marin.  Schools and municipalities have come forward to provide adequate shelter. Of course, that could change in the days to come, but, at this moment, congregations are not needed to shelter evacuees. Fortunately, we now have a list of willing congregations should that become necessary.

    How can you help right now? 1


    The current need is for volunteers. To sign up to volunteer, go to:

     Center for Volunteer and Nonprofit Leadership

    For the latest updates2 on other ways you can help, click below.

     Update on Ways to Help

    You can also get updates and offer support through: Red Cross.  

    Red Cross Latest News

    Finally, here is a link to the Governor's Office of Emergency Services, which has statewide resources and information.

     Governor's Office of Emergency Services

    I'm certain that in the days and weeks to come, we will all be called upon to offer help in various ways. I will keep you updated regarding any such requests I receive.

    In gratitude, 

    Rev. Scott Quinn
    Executive Director
    Marin Interfaith Council
    1510 Fifth Ave.
    San Rafael, CA 94901
    415-456-6957


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