“My family received a most generous award, which will go a long way to helping my family pick up the pieces of our lives after losing most of our worldly belongings. Persons such as yourself are the rarest persons in the world because your instinct is generosity of the self. That is, you give of yourself, which is selfless. All of this you do in the most professional and empathetic way! Your organization is that ‘angel’ group that truly helps wildfire survivors who did not choose this fire. Thank you for truly helping us!”
“The thought of scanning receipts was making me cry. I have to appeal FEMA and other organizations; my head is spinning from all this. It’s finally starting to hit me what has happened. I can’t thank you enough... please pass along my sincere thanks and appreciation to the others that have been so kind and generous.”
“Thank you for contributing your ‘helping hand’ and reminding the world that we are at or near the beginning of our long-term recovery. It seems a long way away to be able to think about how I might rebuild. …thank you for keeping our dilemma at the forefront of the collective memory – locally and globally – which ripped asunder our lives that changed us forever.“
“It is touching and quite unbelievable that I am being helped so greatly by ‘strangers,’ while some of my closest family have not reached out. I am overwhelmed by the generosity of strangers.”
“This partnership between Malibu Foundation, Village Rising, and Roots & Wings is a God send.”
“I just want to thank Ilise – Village Rising – and Malibu Foundation for all their work and compassion!”
Thank you very much for setting these [financial consultations] up. My session was very helpful and I am grateful to have had the time and attention.
“Thank you for getting me the check from Malibu Foundation. It was timely as it came in the same mail as the bill for the HOA dues that hadn’t been sent to me and are months behind. So, I’ll pay the HOA dues with the funds. That is such a relief. Thank you for your kindness. I am humbled.”