by Richard, Give Back

San Diego Fires

5 Comments 25 October 2007

From the Vancouver SunIn the midst of the devastating fires in and around San Diego, California, there are reports of organizations digging deep to help residents dig out.

According to the San Diego Union Tribune, Target‘s giving a million dollars in cash and supplies, Disney 2 million, Wells Fargo Bank a half million, and even the much-maligned Wal-Mart, whom much of the media and organized labor would want you to believe is led by a bunch of hillbilly Scrooges from Arkansas, is throwing in a million dollars to help those displaced by the fires.

This is the Katrina of 2007. There are, and will be, lots of needs. And not just financial ones. Employers in southern California will be tested. Because the fires don’t discriminate as to wealth, position, or number of personal leave days banked up, everyone is affected, from CEO’s to stock clerks.

Those organizations that, institutionally, and those leaders who, personally, go the extra mile (or 2) for people who are hurting from the California wildfires, will reap the rewards of Discretionary Effort from their employees for years to come. Those who don’t…probably won’t.

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  1. Molly says:

    These fires are effecting everyone in the world right now. But mostly the people that are getting theres lives destroyed, everything they worked so hard for gone, some people are even losing there lives. People need to see that they should never take anything in life for granted because things like a fire or anything unexpected can happen and you can lose everything. I think everyone should put something into these fires, a lesson or to help someonme , anyone out there that might just need someone to say hello to and know you care. Im trying my best to do everything i can to help and im just a teenage girl. So if i can do something you can.

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  3. Linda says:

    I have a sisterinlaw in Lake Elsinore,Ca I was hopong to find out how close the fires came or is there any pending threat that you can tell. I know these things change by the minute.
    An email will be appriciated

  4. goodgolly says:

    Comparing Katrina to these fires is comparing apples to oranges. Our county (San Diego) wasn’t flooded and our entire infrastructure wasn’t destroyed. The majority of our law enforcement was on the job, not evacuated. Large parts of the County were not at risk allowing those who weren’t effected to help those who were. Our roads were mostly open. I don’t mean to diminish the suffering and loss of both property and lives, but I’m tired of the comparison.

  5. Marla Leyva says:

    Long time reader / 1st time poster. Really enjoying reading the blog, keep up the excellent work. Will definitely start posting more in the near future.

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