Update 1/15: I’m taking some time off.  I responded to the CampFire even though I promised myself that I would not get involved this year in any disaster.

I have immense wisdom, but I am very tired.  I need to step back and take some time to reflect and hopefully get the support I need.

I’m bleeding myself dry doing this work.  How at the same time I can get stronger in wisdom and value is a strange dichotomy.

Thank you for your interest. ~ Kimberly

Lessons from those who lost their homes so you can protect yours.

California firestorms in the past 4 years have reached historic proportions in size and number of homes destroyed.

With my humble resources and immense passion I responded, learned and helped where possible.  The wisdom gained is immense.

With what was learned, the question now is how can we improve the outcome of these catastrophic events?

I am collaborating with experts and individuals on some specific initiatives . Thank you to everyone who contributed to relief efforts in any capacity that was within your ability.

No one will have the perfect answer in disaster relief, but a willingness to be part of the solution is what we need.

These are words I live by everyday, that are helpful for the most complex of challenges we face:

...what binds us together is greater than what drives us apart, and that if enough people believe in the truth of that proposition and act on it, then we might not solve every problem, but we can get something meaningful done. ~ Barack Obama, The Audacity of Hope, 2006