Two-alarm fire damages Springer Street home
Original post made on Mar 21, 2009
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on Mar 21, 2009 at 9:19 am
To Whom it May Concern,
I'm not sure where to start. My older sister was renting a room in a house with her son. On Thursday evening it was on fire and burned. She lives on 1825 Springer in Mtn View. I live up in Redding, CA and wish I could be there for support and to help her threw this tragic time. I have gathered some clothes and money up here in Redding for her and the baby but at this time I don't have a vehicle that would make it down to the Bay Area. In 2004 I lost the place where i lived in the Jones Valley fire in Redding and then in Feb 1992 I lost everything in a fire in Redwood City.
Her parents live in low-income housing in Palo Alto at the Arastradero Apts. I know they cannot afford to help her or let her and the baby stay there to long or till she can find a place due to the rules. What makes me really sad, is that she is a single mom and is trying to get a degree at De Anza to become a social worker and lost her laptop and all her books, supplies, and everything they own. Thank god they were not in side.
Our there any programs that can help her or a way to get her donations for her and her son; to get a place to live or stay, clothing, baby supplies and food vouchers. She also lost some money she had saved in her room for school, another place to live, emergencies, etc. Please can you help or write a story to get her help. Is there a way to find her a place to rent that she can afford since she has little income. Her son wears 18 months and she is a size 18-20. Her name is Christine Lindsay 650-669-0629. Thank you, God Bless and have a nice day.
on Mar 24, 2009 at 4:08 pm
So sorry to hear about your sister, Kristine. I do have some clothes that I will try and get together and somehow get them to her.
on Mar 25, 2009 at 11:22 am
I am the Executive Director of the Housing Industry Foundation. We have a program to assist families with move-in costs after an unforseen emergency. If she has not already done so, she should contact the Community Services Agency of Los Altos/Mountain View at (650) 968-0836. They have various services to assist her and can help her apply to the Housing Industry Foundation for financial assistance when she finds another place to live.
Debbie Wade, Executive Director
Housing Industry Foundation