The Salvation Army has already deployed multiple teams to provide meal services at evacuation centers due to the large wildfires in Napa and Sonoma County.
The Salvation Army Napa Corps is currently serving at Crosswalk Church (2590 1st St., Napa).
There are several teams from The Salvation Army Kroc Center in Suisun City staffing the Napa Valley College gym (2277 Napa-Vallejo Highway, Napa), Napa County Fairgrounds (1435 N Oak St, Calistoga) and Solano Community College (4000 Suisun Valley Road, Fairfield).
The Salvation Army Santa Rosa Corps is already at the Finley Community Center (2060 W. College Ave., Santa Rosa). More than 700 breakfast meals were served this morning.
Another team from the San Rafael Corps will provide dinner at the Veterans Memorial Building (1351 Maple Ave, Santa Rosa).
About 3 years ago, Christian was diagnosed with Ankylosing Spondylitis or A.S. for short. A.S. is an autoimmune disease that eventually destroys the spine, not only that it can eventually affect the joints, eyesight, liver, and kidney functions. There is no known cure for A.S. just medication to slow the progress and pain management for the pain. Christian’s family and he have been struggling with this and it has progressively gotten worse.
As many of you know Christian had a fall which left him hospitalized for almost 3 months in severe pain having to learn to walk again. From being bed bound and in a wheelchair it was really hard to deal with. After leaving the hospital’s rehab in February ’16 from his fall the A.S. has made recovery very slow. Christian was donated a wheelchair lift by a friend and church member from the Pleasant Hill Adventist Church which he was using until his SUV’s transmission broke. According to specialist Christian had a spinal cord contusion with a mild concussion when he fell back on October 29, ’15 and which left him hospitalized after that.
(Psst.. You don’t really have to be retired to join us for breakfast)
Thur. Mar. 16 Prunedale- Country Kitchen
Thur. Apr. 20 Hollister- Country Rose
Thur. May 18 King City- Lawrence’s (old Keefers)
Thur. Jun. 15 Salinas- Black Bear Diner
Sat. Jul. 29 Jack Clark’s- Annual BBQ
Thur. Aug. 17 Hollister- Country Rose
Thur. Sep. 21 King City- Lawrence’s (old Keefers)
Thur. Oct. 19 Salinas- Black Bear Diner
Thur. Nov. 16 Prunedale- Country Kitchen
Thur. Dec. 21 Hollister- Country Rose
Thur. Jan. 18 Salinas- Black Bear Diner
If you have any questions or comments email the CAL FIRE Local 2881 District 4 Retiree Director Steve Norris at firstname.lastname@example.org or (831) 214-5538.
We are deeply saddened by the loss of our sister, Sara Thomas. A loving mother and fellow firefighter who battled hard, but has left us too soon. Sara will be missed but she will not be forgotten. Our thoughts and prayers are with Sara’s family and her brothers and sisters in Riverside.
The CAL FIRE Family received some devastating news. FF Mitch Militano’s daughter, Francesca, was diagnosed with Stage IV Stomach Cancer. Mitch Militano is a Firefighter at NEU Station 77, The Sunset Station in Placer County. He is set to be laid off on 11/14 with the brush down staffing. Obviously this will be a long process and his bills will be mounting. The family will need help with medical coverage.
Mitch’s fellow firefighters and friends have set up a “Go Fund Me” account. Consider sharing the link provided to help his family as they go through this tough time. Also, please keep the Militano family in your thoughts and prayers.
As we observe Veterans Day today, I want all of us to recognize and remember the sacrifices of the men and women of our armed services throughout the history of our great country. CAL FIRE Local 2881 has many members who have served either in the past or present branches of the military. These individuals are an exclusive group of people who should truly be honored for all their sacrifices.
Please take a moment today and thank all veterans who have served, especially those families who have made the ultimate sacrifice.
On Saturday Oct. 15th, the California Fire Foundation hosted the annual California Firefighters Memorial Ceremony in Capitol Park, the historic grounds of California’s State Capitol in Sacramento.. The annual ceremony honors individuals whose names are being added to the Memorial Wall – either from the previous year, or from earlier years. This year 29 names were etched into the Wall. As it did when the Memorial was unveiled, the ceremony features a solemn procession from the Capitol steps to the Memorial site. Every California governor, from Gray Davis to Jerry Brown, has participated in Memorial ceremonies.