By Miriam Raftery
October 28, 2019 (San Diego) – The Kumeyaay (Kumiai) tribal nation spans both sides of the border. “Baja California Kumiai communities impacted by fires are in need,” writes Grace Sesma, who along Martha Rodriguez has established a Kumiai fire relief donation drive. Donors can give money or donate items at several drop-off points on Native American reservations in San Diego’s East County.
Items needed include non-perishable foods such as canned goods and dry food as well as water, clothes, blankets, toiletries, and cash. Martha Rodriguez plans to use the money donated through this fundraiser to buy supplies, bottled water, water to refill water tanks, food for firefighters, community and volunteers, feed for livestock, etc. to supplement items donated at drop-off locations.
DROP OFF LOCATIONS:
- Kumeyaay Community College: Sat - Sun 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Mon - Fri 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
- Manzanita Activity Center: Mon-Fri 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
- Viejas Rec Center: Mon - Fri 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Over 50 fires are raging in Baja California, Mexico, resulting in several deaths and more than 100 homes burned across multiple cities.
Call Martha Rodriguez at (760) 445-7726 to volunteer to deliver donated goods.
Read more and donate: https://www.facebook.com/donate/1231400630380159/10220046641497409/