Last week was like a fox trot, one step forward and two steps back. Unpredictable weather challenged all of us. Thankfully, most of us are back in our homes, snug in our own beds. Mother Nature is bringing some relief to flame-stricken western Oregon as heavy rains fell just in time and blue sky emerged on Sunday. We have been living with so many challenges due to Covid and the elements, but nature always seems to find a way. It reminds us how important it is to respect and care for our mama!
We are thankful for all the first responders and volunteer firefighters helping with the wildfires across Oregon. Here is one story about the heros battling the flames to save Breitenbush Hot Springs. Click here for the full story.
Many communities rely on these volunteers and have very limited resources and funds. If you are wondering where you can make a donation, below is a list of local organizations you can donate to.
Breitenbush Hot Springs
Oregon Business & Industry Fund
Mid-Valley Wildfire Relief Fund
OCCU Foundation Fire Relief Fund
The KIWIS Getting It Right
In 2018 my husband, Chuck and I and a couple of friends took a sabbatical starting in New Zealand and traveling half the continent of Australia. It was one of the most memorable times in our lives and we fell in love with the Kiwis and their culture. When Covid news came out about NZ, they seemed to get it right addressing the problem head on immediately. Now New Zealand is hoping to make lemonade out of lemons with a plan for 100% renewable energy by the year 2030. Unemployment has skyrocketed there, like pretty much everywhere, so this plan would create thousands of jobs for Kiwis.
Judith McGee, L.H.D., CFP®, ChFC
Chair/CEO (MWM) & Co-Branch Manager (RJFS)
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