On Wednesday May 14th, we received notice that we needed to evacuate the FIT4MOM offices and many of our homes due to the San Diego fires. Half of our corporate team had to leave their homes for 3 nights. How quickly life can change! But also how quickly news can spread via social media. Within hours, we were getting messages of support and prayers from all over the country. We were so grateful for all of the FIT4MOM love.
Three dozen fires raged in San Diego, with over 10,000 acres lost. We are all safely back in our homes (and back to our office). We are blessed to have homes to come back to. Dozens of families did lose their homes. FIT4MOM will be the village for any mom who needs support during this time. Many of you have asked how you can help.
To donate to the fire victims:
Salvation Army: Sierra Del Mar Division
Donate online: www.sandiego.salvationarmy.org
Or by phone: (866) 455-4357
American Red Cross of San Diego/Imperial County
Donate online: www.redcross.org/ca/sandiego
Or by phone: (858) 309-1200
**Be sure to specify that your donation is for fire relief.
To give to fire crews:
San Diego Fire Rescue Foundation
Donate online: http://www.sdfirerescue.org/
Donate by phone: (619) 410-4742
We will be hosting activities to thank the firefighters at all San Diego Stroller Strides locations this week. These men and women are heroes and deserve to be celebrated and thanked at all times!
It's times like these that we realize how lucky we are. Times like these bring us together. Times like these make us appreciate our FIT4MOM family even more. We thank you for your support, your prayers and your well wishes. They worked!