Resources for those impacted by wildfires and PSPS events
Tuesday, October 29, 2019
Posted by: Matthew Peralta
Dear BOMA members,
As a regional association in the Bay Area, many of our members, our families, and friends have been impacted by California's devastating wildfires, evacuations, and power shutoffs. During these difficult times, it's important that you and anyone else impacted stay up-to-date on evacuation orders, rolling power shutoffs, and resources available in your community to help you and your family.
Here are some important resources that may help you.
Power outage & fire recovery
The State of California has set up a website to provide a place where residents can get information on available shelter, transportation impacts, health services, local resources, power shutoffs, and how you can prepare. Click here to visit their page.
Local community resource centers
The City of San Jose has four community resource centers that are open throughout the day, where you can get bottled water, recharge your electric devices, and get accessed to air conditioned facilities. Their information is below, and please contact the city for more information at (408) 535-3500.
- Berryessa Community Center, 3050 Berryessa Road
- Camden Community Center, 3369 Union Ave.
- Evergreen Community Center, 4860 San Felipe Road
- Southside Community Center, 5585 Cottle Road
How you can help
If you are looking for ways you can help those affected by the wildfires, here are ways you can help:
- Volunteer: Find a database of volunteer opportunities at the Volunteer Center of Somona County website by clicking here
- Donate to the World Central Kitchen, which donates meals to those affected by the fires by clicking here
- Donate to the American Red Cross by clicking here
- Open your home: host people for free in need of emergency housing through AirBnB by clicking here
How can BOMA Silicon Valley help?
If there is anything we can do for you, or if you have helpful tips that you would like us to share, please let us know by contacting the BOMA office at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (408) 453-7222.
Please keep everyone in your thoughts.