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Message prepared by Rick Cantor, president, Redwood Empire
A fundraising effort has been established by the Redwood
Empire Baseball League (REBL) following the devastating October fires that
ripped a large swath through the city of Santa Rosa, Ca.
Twenty three of the senior baseball league’s 715 members
lost their homes in the wildfire pushed more than 20 miles by winds up to 60
miles per hour.
"The REBL set up a fundraising page through YouCaring to
help members get back on their feet,” said Rick Cantor, President of the 715
Cantor said all donations will go directly to those REBL
members struggling to put their lives back together.
"We had donations of $4,000 within just a few days of getting word out,”
Many of the league members who lost homes lived in the Coffey Park subdivision of Santa Rosa after the fire raged over four lanes of
freeway after roaring down nearby hills. The massive wildfires that swept
through Wine Country in Sonoma and Napa Counties torched nearly 140 square
miles and reduced whole neighborhoods to ash and rubble. More than 7,000 homes
and businesses were destroyed.
"I barely got out alive,” said Michael Hartnett, an
outfielder for the Jazz of the REBL’s 65+ Legends League. "My son woke me up
around one in the morning and said we needed to evacuate. We only had time to get
the dog before the fire swept through.”
Here is a listing of the Redwood Empire players who
lost their homes: Travis
Fess and Ray
To donate, please visit: https://www.youcaring.com/reblmembers-1006812