Community shows compassion to evacuees


Last updated 1/2/2018 at 11:33am

The show of love and support from the communities in and around Fallbrook during Thursday night’s Lilac fire evacuation (Dec. 7) was impressive, and deserves recognition.

Fallbrook High School kept their gym open to evacuees, despite a no-show from the Red Cross. Unprompted, community members and school staff self-organized and provided an abundance of amenities donated by local businesses and families, including hot food, toiletries, and pet supplies. No boss, no hierarchy, just like-minded people seeing what needs done and doing it efficiently and respectfully.

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