Submitted by megan on Mon, 11/16/2009 - 22:32
Of course, I'm not really going to stop reading Zoom's blog. Because that's crazy bananas. That's where I was reminded of this.
Ottawa's a town with a lot of fires. It's the third city I've lived in, and after 10 years, I'm still shocked by how many damn fires there are. Two of the most recent have been at a women's shelter and a women's rooming house. The latter is being treated as suspicious.
That, my friends, fucking sucks, all of it. For the women who have been displaced, the friends and family of the woman who died in the first fire, for the shelter system that had no wiggle room.
Anything you can do will help.
Bob LeDrew will be driving around picking stuff up on Friday.
Or, like me, you can email the list of what Cornerstone needs to your work colleagues and get a bunch of well-paid people to anty up some stuff and some money to help out people who are sorely lacking either. And then drop it off wherever it needs to be dropped off.
But it's not just Cornerstone that will be feeling the pinch - for a more complete list of organizations helping women in need, Ian Capstick's got a good one running.