This morning I am sitting in Napa Valley, California getting ready to share stories from my students. Coming here, I am once again reminded of what we can do as a community as I see the devastation of the wildfires that have swept this area. All of the kids that have lost their homes, all of the teachers who have lost their homes, their classrooms and are now trying to pick up the pieces and settle back into learning, growing, and being a community. And one of the ways they are doing that is by participating in the Global Read Aloud. Our community has classrooms in it that have been directly affected by these wildfires.
And I know that while the world seems like one disaster is hitting us after another, I also know that through the power of coming together, small acts can make a big difference. So, what can we do to help these teachers and their students?
The big need is money and gift cards right now as people try to pick their lives back together.
To help students and others in the area, go here https://www.redwoodcu.org/northbayfirerelief
To help teachers directly affected, you can donate here bit.ly/SRTAfund
I have seen before what coming together can do to make a change in the world, that is at the core of what this project is. Here is a chance to live that out if you can.