Just before Thanksgiving, California suffered catastrophic damage from fires that raged in multiple locations throughout the state. Schools in the San Francisco Bay Area closed because of poor air quality, forcing children to stay indoors for several days.
Concerned about our unhoused neighbors living on the streets, our community came together and collected 430 masks to be donated to Lava Mae (a nonprofit that supports people experiencing homelessness).
The air quality has improved, but unfortunately fires in California are likely to continue in the coming months. Thanks to this donation, Lava Mae will be prepared to help people breath easier when the next fire hits.
If you have extra masks to donate, please feel free to bring them to Ms. Sheena Tart-Zelvin on a rolling basis.
To learn more about Lava Mae, please visit: https://lavamae.org/