On October 6, The Hamlin School (led by Grade 8 students) launched a drive to support hurricane victims in Florida and Texas. On October 10, students arrived to school smelling smoke from the horrific fires burning in nearby Napa, Sonoma, Mendocino, and Solano counties. With a quick pivot, the Hamlin community shifted efforts to support victims of the Northern California fires. (Some supplies will still go to hurricane victims). Many students and faculty have friends and relatives who have lost homes and are coping with tremendous loss.
On October 13, we dropped off a large SUV worth of Hamlin-donated items to the Bay Marin Community Church in San Rafael. The church is very dialed in to the needs of the firefighters and shelters serving Napa, Windsor, and Petaluma. Altogether, the church is distributing goods all day and night to thousands of evacuated people.
Urgent Needs: (Please help us meet to Urgent needs of local Fire Fighters)
- Men’s underwear
- Granola/food bars
- Foot powder (Gold Bond Extra Strength)
- Tube Socks
Current Needs (It’s getting cold at night):
- New sweatshirts
- New jackets
- New sweatpants
Please continue to drop off items at either the Stanwood or McKinne entrances to The Hamlin School.