As we see all the people who have been evacuated because of the fires, our prayers go out to the victims and animals
Local mental health would love to help these people, but there is a catch: They have to be invited in. As a fire victim myself, I know first hand how talking to a trained professional who gives you light at the end of a dark and dismal tunnel, is so important. They just are waiting like little angels to come and help those in need of their services.
So please, every shelter, every animal sanctuary pick up the phone and ask mental health crisis workers to come in and help!
Special prayers to all the firefighters their families, please stay them safe. I am very proud of our community for all the extra help that is being done by the people and businesses of Oakhurst, for the displaced people and animals.
We band together in a crisis. Thank you!
Carla Lalonde, Coarsegold