The Kenwood Press|
Publishers' Corner: 12/01/2017
Keep it going
We see you at your computer on the Amazon website, about to buy that pashmina, end table, or Buzz Lightyear action figure. Donít hit the ďBuyĒ button! Step away!
Small Business Every Day Ė try it, youíll like it!Other things to keep in mind as we go forward. There is still a need in our community for housing for those displaced by the fires, be they homeowners or renters. Glen Ellen resident Ed Davisís Keep Them in the Valley Facebook Page (www.facebook.com/groups/316887642111688/) has been able to match 40 families and individuals with available housing, though he reports the flow of new housing options has more or less stopped. Do you have a possible housing idea? Or are you looking for a place to live? Email Ed at firstname.lastname@example.org.
And remember, many of those still displaced really canít afford very much per month. While hearts may be in the right place, offering a vacation rental for $8,000 or $10,000 a month isnít realistic, especially for renters who have been burned out and likely donít have renters insurance. Generosity is the name of the game here, if at all possible.
Finally, we need to have patience and understanding during all of this. The stress of losing your home or living in destroyed areas, the pressure of having to make the gut-wrenching decision to rebuild or not, the thought of having to leave a community youíve lived in for decades Ė all can lead to short tempers, raw emotions, and frayed nerves.
Letís all cut each other some slack. Keep it going.