From our burner family in the East Bay:
In the aftermath of the Ghost Ship Fire in Oakland on Friday, we want to reach out to our broader community to offer support. Such a tragedy as this hits hard - whether itís close to home or far away - and each of us is deeply saddened by the loss.
For those immediately affected, the Alameda County Coroner's Bureau has established a Family Assistance Center with the American Red Cross at 2425 East 12th Street in Oakland. If you are trying to locate a loved one, you may go to the center or call 510-382-3000 for information.
We know so many of you want to help. Here are some tangible ways you can.
Light Vigil for "Ghost Ship" at Lake Merritt Oakland
Monday Dec 5th at 8 PM - 10 PM
Lake Merritt Pergola
599 El Embarcadero, Oakland, California 94610
Oakland Fire Benefits: 2 shows in one night ! Kimya Dawson / Torrey Pines / Johnny Physical at Midsummer Studios
Wednesday Dec 7th at 7 PM - 11 PM
5743 Horton Street, Suite A, Emeryville, California 94608
Oakland Family Dinner//Ghost Ship Relief
Thursday Dec 8th at 5 PM - 11 PM
First Church Of The Buzzard
2601 Adeline St, Oakland, California 94607
Oakland Underground Benefit concert
Saturday, December 17 at 6 PM - 10 PM
Independent Brewing Company
444 Harrison St, Oakland, California 94607
If you wish to make a Financial Donation - there are several online fundraisers:
Gray Areaís fundraising page
Oakland Aís and Oakland Raiders joint fundraising effort
If you have material donations of clothes, home supplies, shoes, coats, furniture, please review and consider making donations available through this google sheet:
Finally, we know that this experience has affected many in the community deeply. If you or someone you know is in need of emotional support, there are many resources to contact. Hereís a few:
Alameda County Crisis Support Services 1-800-309-2131
SF Suicide Prevention (415) 781-0500
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline online chat and phone 1-800-273-8255
Hereís a longer list of bay area resources for emotional wellness support:
The East Bay Burners and the Burning Man organization will continue to do what we can to support the immediate and longer term needs of those affected by these tragic events. If you know of an event, fundraiser, or wish to reach out, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sharma, Tiara, Moose and Scott
East Bay Regional team