Updated: Oct 31, 2020
HELP SYNTHS FOR KIDS SUPPORT VICTIMS OF THE ALMEDA FIRE IN OREGON.
UPDATE! These are the WINNERS of the Almeda Fire Raffle:
Winner of Pulsar-23: Josh Weber
Winner of Lyra-8: Ray Finzel
Winner of The Pipe: Alvaro Manjarrez
Winner of Lyra-FX Chip Crell
Winners of Ethers: CM (90billion), Joseph Thomas, Christian Terrett, Nick Shinto, Andreas Tyrodimos, Doug Brumley, Guillaume Dujat, Graeme Salmon, Josiah Palva, Christian Gibson
In total, we raised $3,621
This is the amount raised for each org:
Almeda Fires Latinx Relief Fund: $1,117
Rogue Valley Relief Fund: $396
gofundme google doc: $710
THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO DONATED AND A HUGE THANK YOU TO SOMA LABS FOR THEIR GENEROUS SUPPORT THAT MADE THIS ALL POSSIBLE!
Thousands of families have been left homeless by the Almeda Fire that ripped through three small towns in Southern Oregon on Sept 8th, decimating nearly 2500 homes, and hundreds of local businesses and community spaces in the small towns of Phoenix, Talent, and Ashland; home to the youth project Synths For Kids. The fire destroyed most of the low-income housing and trailer parks in the area. The most vulnerable/impacted, being the migrant workers and their families; many undocumented, uninsured, and unable to access support networks or government aid. Due to high winds, most families had mere minutes to flee, able to save nothing, largely due to fire hydrants failing and emergency broadcast alerts failing to be initiated.
photo by Alisha Jucevic for The New York Times
Our community is showing up when our government is not. There are many on-the-ground local groups offering aid wherever possible. These organizations are directly supporting the impacted farmworker and immigrant families: Unete Oregon. SO Equity. Almeda Fires Latinx Relief Fund and Rogue Valley Relief Fund.
photo by Paula Bronstein for Associated Press
Please join us in supporting these organizations offering direct support to this community!
SOMA Laboratory has recently taken Synths For Kids under their wing, becoming their largest sponsor and when they learned of what the children and families in this devastated community are facing, they offered to contribute prizes for a fundraiser raffle, with 100% of proceeds going directly to these local organizations.
Unete Oregon: http://uneteoregon.org/donate/
Almeda Fires Latinx Relief Fund: https://www.gofundme.com/f/almeda-fires-latinx-relief-fund
Rogue Valley Relief Fund: https://www.mrgfoundation.org/donate-to-rogue-valley-relief-fund/
Google Doc List of Displaced Families: https://tinyurl.com/almedafiregofundmes
SOMA Laboratory has donated a PULSAR-23, LYRA-8, PIPE, LYRA-FX, and 10 ETHERS
DONATE directly to one of these organizations: Unete, Oregon SO Equity, Almeda Fires Latinx Relief Fund, or Rogue Valley Relief Fund or any gofundme on this google doc list: https://tinyurl.com/almedafiregofundmes by 10/31/2020 (Donate using their donations page) MAKE SURE TO TAG YOUR DONATION 'FIRE RELIEF' to ensure funds go directly to supplies for affected families.
$10 is the minimum donation for entry into the raffle. We want this raffle to feel accessible to as many people as possible. If you would like to donate more than $10, please do! This community needs your support as much as you are able to donate. (One raffle entry per person, per week)
EMAIL a copy of your receipt to SYNTHSFORKIDS@GMAIL.COM with RAFFLE as the subject line to be entered into the raffle (email confirmation or screen shot is ok).
Thank you for directly supporting the children and families impacted by the Almeda Fire!
photo by Katie Falkenberg for Los Angeles Times