This past week in California, communities all across the Golden State have been displaced from their homes, experiencing the stress and uncertainty of unprecedented wildfires in the midst of a global pandemic. This is the update from CalFire as of August 26th:
At IHAN, we are feeling the grief and outrage over the brutal murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery among so many Black lives lost because of racial violence. Additionally, we have witnessed first-hand that communities of color are disproportionately impacted during disasters, from climate disasters to Covid-19, and we deeply recognize the health disparities that exist for people of color as well.
Our community in Sonoma County is experiencing an unprecedented wild fire disaster. As of October 27th, 190,000 Sonoma County residents have been evacuated from their homes with over 35,000 acres burning at 11% containment.
Dr. Jen Riegle, ND and Jenny Harrow, MA of Integrative Healers Action Network (IHAN) are excited to announce that IHAN is the recipient of a grant from the American Red Cross to continue operations in 2019. The grant funding allows IHAN to continue to build our capacity to serve those displaced by natural disasters, as well as respond to disasters that may take place in 2019 in California.