FIRE RELIEF UPDATES
Dear Cardinal Newman families, alumni and friends,
January 22, 2018 Update -
Following the firestorm of October 9, 2017, and 15 weeks at remote locations for teaching, WE'RE BACK!
The best way to donate is by visiting our website at CardinalNewman.org/Donate then select ‘Fire Relief’ in the appeal drop down. 100% of all donations will go directly to the school and fire relief efforts.
Checks may also be mailed to the school at 50 Ursuline Road Santa Rosa CA 95403. The Post Office is holding our mail and it is being picked up on a regular schedule.
Thank you and God Bless!
Laura Held - President - email@example.com
Graham Rutherford - Principal - firstname.lastname@example.org
Doug Kirk - Assistant Principal - kirk@cardinalnewman,org
Bernadette Calhoun - Assistant Principal - email@example.com
Rich Herrmann - Assistant Principal - firstname.lastname@example.org
Jolie Trogdon - Finance Office - email@example.com
Jackie Schwedhelm - Finance Office - firstname.lastname@example.org
Carol Drake - Main Office Manager - email@example.com
Bernie Lane - Attendance - firstname.lastname@example.org
Kathy Browning - Registrar - email@example.com
Terri Derr - Director of Advancement - firstname.lastname@example.org
Kathy Badger - Assoc. Director of Advancement - email@example.com
Lisa Sousa - Assoc. Director of Advancement - firstname.lastname@example.org
We have made a Teacher Wish List on Amazon to help them get their immediate needs met
Redwood Credit Union - Wildfire Relief Fund
For STUDENTS, the RWCU is offering $250 Visa Gift Cards for all students who have lost their home in the wildfire. The cards are not yet available for distribution as of today, but know they are working to get these cards to all students who have lost their homes. Stay tuned.
UPDATE 10/26/2017 - RWCU is offering $500 Visa Gift Cards for all students who have lost their homes! WOW! The cards should be available or distribution within a week or so. Stay tuned.
For FAMILIES in need of relief from the wildfires, please see the information below copied from RWCU's website:
November 3, 2017
Robert Half Finance & Accounting
Sonoma, Marin, Napa, Solano
(707) 578-3355, Ext. 21423 (office)
(707) 478-2019 (mobile)
(707) 568-6391 (fax)
Robert Half has been named one of the “Best Places to Work” in the Bay Area by the San Francisco Business Times and the Silicon Valley Business Journal. (April 21, 2017)
Community Support Groups - Redwood Empire Chapter of California Association of Marriage and Family Counselors
Our community has come together in remarkable and beautiful ways since the fires. However many who have lost their loved ones, their homes, and their possessions are struggling with their grief, stress, and sense of loss.
Sonoma County licensed therapists are offering supportive grief groups for those who want to express their grief, tell their stories, and be with others who have had similar losses. This is not group therapy, but rather a chance to listen and speak the sense of loss we feel as a result of the fires. The group is limited to those who have experienced those losses firsthand.
The groups will be held at Catholic Charities, and if there is interest, in other locations as well. They will be held on:
Please register for one or more groups at RECAMFT.org. For more information or questions please send an email to email@example.com. However if you are unable to pre-register, please just come and join us.
- Sat., December 2, 2017, 3:00 to 4:30 PM
- Sat., December 9, 2017, 3:00 to 4:30 PM
- Sat., December 16, 2017, 3:00 to 4:30 PM
- Sat., December 23, 2017, 3:00 to 4:30 PM
- Location: Catholic Charities, at 987 Airway Court in Santa Rosa. Map here.
- PDF Flyer here.
More information and online registration: Community Support Groups for Fire Survivors - FREE - Dec. 2nd - Led by Licensed MFTs
Redwood Empire CAMFT
The Phoenix Photo Project is a pop up photo shop for all of the people and families affected by the North Bay fires. We understand people have lost everything, including years worth of photos, so we want to help them in their process of starting to rebuild. We will be capturing complimentary professional family portraits this Sat., 12/2 and Sun., 12/3, located at my wonderful alma mater, St. Vincent De Paul High School in Petaluma. We are working with Walmart and Fuji to ensure they will have access to all of the photos via the Cloud and a printed package of their photos as well, once they visit the store.
If you know of any families who were affected and would like to have a portrait taken, or would even like to volunteer, please help us help others by sharing the below link or sharing/posting the attached flyer. There are 3 tabs at the top - Portraits, Volunteers and Donations - so they can click on whichever one works for them.
We are all volunteers and are just trying to do our best to help so many of those affected by these devastating fires. Thank you in advance for all of your help and please feel free to reach out to me with any questions.
Jennifer P. Franco, CMP
707.815.9922 | firstname.lastname@example.org