Oct 12, 2017
Santa Rosa Junior College (SRJC) has announced that it will remain closed at least through Tuesday, October 17. More than 200 students and employees have lost their homes, and hundreds have had to evacuate.
All classes and activities are cancelled at campuses in Santa Rosa (including theatre performances) and Petaluma (including LumaFest), and sites in Southwest Santa Rosa, Shone Farm (including Fall Festival) in Forestville, and Public Safety Training Center in Windsor. Cancellation includes online classes, Community Education, Older Adults and Adult Education classes. Officials cited danger due to fire, smoke, and changing weather conditions, and challenges for affected students and employees. Some employees may be contacted for availability to work on Monday and Tuesday.
The SRJC Fire Relief Fund has been established to support the urgent needs of current students and employees, and the SRJC Foundation has made an initial gift of $100,000. The College is seeking further donations to the SRJC Fire Relief Fund, which can be made online at https://firerelief.santarosa.edu.
The college’s Emergency Operations Center is continually evaluating the situation and building additional support systems for SRJC students and employees. They will announce plans for next Wednesday through Friday in the coming days.
There is extensive information at www.santarosa.edu describing ways the College is helping students, faculty and staff. SRJC students who have been heavily impacted by the fires should email@example.com or call (707) 527-4424 for help. Faculty and staff who have been heavily impacted by the fires should firstname.lastname@example.org call (707) 524-1624.
Updates are being posted regularly on the website and on social media, https://www.facebook.com/santarosajc,https://twitter.com/SantaRosaJC,https://www.instagram.com/santarosajc/, and at 707-527-4011.
SRJC is using hashtags #SRJCstrong and #SRJCfuerte to build awareness and support for those affected by this disaster.
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