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Emergency Relief for Flood Victims in Healdsburg

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Emergency Relief for Flood Victims in Healdsburg

Due to the storm moving through Sonoma County, hundreds of individuals have been displaced.  In particular, the homeless population who live along the Russian River have had to quickly move into safer areas. St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Healdsburg, California has immediately responded, providing food, clothes, bedding and temporary shelter. In cooperation with North Sonoma County Services, (NSCS), volunteers have created a coordination location for donations and outreach for those needing support.

“We are blessed to live in a community that has mobilized so quickly to provide their time, money and items so needed by our citizens. We are thankful for the rain, and even more thankful for these caring people,” said Rev. Sally Hubbell, Rector of St. Paul’s Church.  Volunteer support has been very forthcoming from the community, including from Healdsburg Community Church and the Adventist Church who have provided food for the guests at St. Paul’s.  A great many people from the community have brought in dry clothing. 

There will be long-term recovery need, and individuals can donate at www.gofundme.com/sonoma-county-homeless-flood-relief.  Funds will be utilized to replenish items depleted in the emergency, as well as, to continue the shower ministry for homeless people. 

Colleen Carmichael, Executive Director of NSCS stated, “This storm was a reminder that we have a community that is impacted more than others during these types of events. We were grateful to all the people in the community who came together to help those in need.” 

St. Paul’s Church will continue to serve as a coordination area until waters subside. You are welcome to donate goods in the parish hall behind the Church; 209 Matheson Street Healdsburg, CA 95448 or donate on line www.gofundme.com/sonoma-county-homeless-flood-relief