The deadly wildfires that have ravaged Northern California over the past week — killing dozens and forcing thousands to flee their homes are not out yet.
At least 40 people have been confirmed dead in four counties. Hundreds are still missing. Statewide, an estimated 5,700 structures have been destroyed, including whole neighborhoods reduced to smoldering rubble. Nearly 100,000 people have been displaced” Washington Post.
“This is truly one of the greatest tragedies California has ever faced,” Gov. Jerry Brown (D) said Saturday.
These fires surround the town I where live and I want to do my part to help…
So once again I am offering FREE one hour digital photo shoots to the first 5 people who donate $400 or more to the Redwood Credit Union to support the relief efforts for the victims of the Sonoma and Napa County fires.
“No matter who you are or where you’re from, home means something to you. Homes serve as the backdrop for our childhood memories as well as the background of the interpersonal dramas in our lives. Our homes hold an iconic status as a place we can always belong. A place we can always be ourselves, let our guard down and still be loved. Home is a place you look forward to, a place where just being yourself is good enough,” Dr Robi Ludwig.
While having your home burn down isn’t the end of the world, when your whole community and the land around it burns down as well… I think it might feel pretty close to the end of your world.
It is certainly not something I ever hope to experience.
This being the first time I have lived so close to a crisis of this scale, it is so powerful and moving to see my community rally together to help the families who have lost everything.
Once you make a donation directly to the organization, please send your proof of payment to: email@example.com and we will set up a time to photograph your family in your home.
Offer is good for a one hour family digital photo shoot and it includes ten high-resolution digital files. Additional files can be purchased. Additional travel fee for photo shoots outside of Petaluma.
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About the author paige green
Paige Green is a documentary and portrait photographer, whose storytelling approach to photography frequently addresses issues involving agriculture, land use, and food. Her work is featured in nine books and has been published in Glamour, National Geographic Traveler, New York Times Magazine, Conde Nast Traveler, GQ, Country Living, House Beautiful, and Culture. Paige lives in Petaluma, CA with a house full of boys.
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So proud of you. I will volunteer to take car of the boys while you do these shoots. Love Mom
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