- 20 wildfires burning
- 1600 homes lost
- 1 million evacuees (yes, milliion)
- 600 square miles burned
- 6 deaths
The wildfires have caused the cancellation of blood drives all over SoCal (evacuating a million people will do that), resulting in a severe shortage of blood for patients in local hospitals. I last donated on Aug. 29, so I'm eligible to give tomorrow. (Donations must be 56 days apart.) I've scheduled my appointment for Friday. I'm not a firefighter, but I can help in this small way.
Today's simple pleasure: a big hug from my daughter