this is Sofia and I live in Sonoma County with my husband and 4-year-old twin girls. Besides my regular job at a medical device company, I’m also Vice President of Sonoma County Mothers of Multiples, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to serving families of multiple birth children in Sonoma County and the surrounding areas.
In the night of Sunday on October 8, several wildfires started in Sonoma and Napa county. While I feel fortunate that our home is still safe (although the fires have not yet been contained), many others have been not so lucky. The ravaging wildfires spread quickly in the middle of the night and gave thousands of people barely a warning to get into safety as their homes burnt to the ground. Among them, there are several families with multiples (we are aware of at least 5 families to date) who lost everything in these all-consuming fires. Everything, from clothes and furniture to family heirlooms, baby pictures, kids art work, stuffed animals and toys were lost in the flames. The destruction has been incredible and the road to recovery will take many years.
The outpouring of support in our community has been truly heartwarming and within days many resources have been made available to address immediate needs. While several of the SCMOM board are still evacuated near and far, we want to help as soon as we can. Therefore, Sonoma County Mothers of Multiples is starting a fundraising to help families with multiples who lost their homes in the Sonoma/Napa wildfires by providing monetary support as they try to get back on their feet. We are starting with a $10,000 goal and all proceeds will be divided equally between the families. So far, I am aware of 5 families (all with twins) who have lost their house, but this number may grow as the fires are not yet contained and many people are still evacuated uncertain about the fate of their homes. Personally, I am donating the first $500 to kickstart this fundraising campaign for our families in need. Any amount, small or large, is welcome and appreciated.
Thank you for your support!
Sofia on behalf of Sonoma County Mothers of Multiples
Who we are: Sonoma County Mothers of Multiples is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to serving families of multiple birth children in Sonoma County and the surrounding areas. We are a subordinate of the 501(c)3 non-profit organization National Organization of Mothers of Twins Clubs, Inc. (also known as Multiples of America). To learn more about our club, please visit www.SCMoM.org.