FAIRFIELD — A fledgling community support network got to work Thursday, joining city officials in a meeting with people whose homes were damaged or destroyed in Tuesday’s seven-alarm fire on Marigold Drive.
Firefighters were still at the scene of the fire when the Solano Community Support Coalition got its start Wednesday at Liberty Christian Center. It’s the melding of various churches, nonprofits, business owners and health and social service providers, working with the local arm of the American Red Cross.
Its goal: Support the families devastated by the Marigold fire.
There are 10 churches that are already involved, according to information provided by Mission Solano, also part of the coalition. Each church will adopt a family to help bring them emotional, spiritual and practical stability – through donations.
Grocery Outlet has donated food and gift cards. Mission Solano has given 15 back-to-school backpacks, left over from the recent back-to-school fair, to neighborhood children who lost their school supplies to the fire.
Fairfield Ford Lincoln will donate $100 for every new car sold this weekend, the city announced Thursday. Home improvement stores, the Linus Group and numerous concerned citizens have also pledged support.
To make material donations, please contact Marilyn Ojeda at 208-4101. To donate money, please go to www.missionsolano.org and follow the link for the Marigold fire.
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