The wild fires ravaging Southern California bring back some horrific memories. Just a few years ago, a 40 foot wall of flames came past my home near the foothills in Claremont (shown below). In the photo, you can see me hosing my head down to douse the hot embers falling from the fire. I was attempting to keep the wood beams in my backyard from catching fire as the flames swept through the open space behind my home. More than two dozen homes burned down in my community. Luckily, ours was not one of them.
I can relate to the feelings that many residents near these fires are experiencing. To help the victims of the current fires in Southern California, the BNI-Misner Foundation is creating a fund to support the Red Cross efforts with helping victims of the fire. The BNI-Misner Foundation is doing a matching fund of up to $10,000. If you would like to join BNI in contributing to the survivors of this tragedy, please go to this URL where you can make a credit card contribution to BNI’s matching Wild Fire Fund:
- Go to http://www.calfund.org/8/giving_bnimisner.php
- Click on the link to “make a secure contribution now” towards the bottom.
- Fill out the required information, and follow the prompts.
Or, checks can be sent to the BNI-Misner Charitable Foundation at 545 College Commerce Way, Upland, CA 91786. Make sure to state that the contribution is for the matching “Wild Fire Fund”.