This is the untold story of the San Diego Fires... how San Diegians have reached out to help their neighbors in many ways, large and small...
10/24/07 2:00 p.m.
How You Can Help
We're beginning to receive questions from staff as to how they might best help those affected by the ongoing fires in San Diego. San Diego County recommends the following options, although I'm sure there are hundreds of opportunities one can find within the community.
Donate food, goods and personal items
Non-perishable food items, as well as shelter supplies, can be dropped off at the San Diego Food Bank at 9850 Distribution Avenue, San Diego, 92121 between I-15 and I-805. For more information, contact the Food Bank at 858-527-1419.
Non-perishable food items can be dropped off to the Salvation Army at 1011 East Main Street in El Cajon, 92021. A second drop-off location is at 1301 Las Villas Way, Escondido, 92026.
The following items can be dropped off at Gate P at Qualcomm Stadium: prepared foods, water, tents, cots, blankets, personal hygiene supplies, and dust masks. For more information, please contact Goodwill Industries at (888) 446-6294. Please do not deliver supplies or food directly to Goodwill. Donors are asked to make their donations quickly and to return directly home in order to keep roadways clear for evacuation routes and emergency crews.
Volunteer your time
2-1-1 needs volunteers to work four hour shifts taking calls and filling other roles as needed.
You can e-mail Meg Storer at email@example.com with your name, phone number, e-mail address, and your availability. A 2-1-1 representative will contact you directly.