Thursday, November 01, 2007

A Helping Hand-book

This is a bit different for The Inn. Not a life of a saint, a snarky political comment, or a lese majestic reference to one of our most reverend fathers in God. Not even a single bagpipe mention.

You may have seen in the news that a sizeable portion of southern California was on fire last week. A good many people are now homeless. Many who aren't have lost property, wages, and important documents from deeds to immigration documents.

If you're one of those folks, or you know one, you will be interested in this link. Morrison & Foerster is California's largest law firm (so they tell me; I thought it was Gibson, Dunn, & Crutcher; but what do I know?) and it has put out a small book to help people recover. It has practical information on dealing with FEMA, the SBA, housing, and much else. There's even a bit on how to reconnect with your lost dog. You can get it for free at local Red Cross centers and, I think, FEMA centers. Otherwise you can click the link above and access a downloadable PDF file of the book. It's something over a 100 pages so make sure your printer is loaded with paper and ink and up to the job.

Apparently MoFo has done this before. There are still copies of a Katrina book, a 9/11 book and a couple of others available at the same link.