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HUNDREDS CAME TOGETHER TO HEAL
On Thursday, October 19, SRJC held a community gathering to heal as we welcomed back students, faculty and staff following the fires that changed all of us. Hundreds came together to share stories, food, hugs and a wide variety of services. At the event, students who had lost their homes received grant checks from the SRJC Fire Relief Fund, and all were offered support for their mental and physical wellness in the one-stop Student Support Center. The event was part of SRJC’s comprehensive approach to recovery from the October fires.
The event began with remarks from Congressman Mike Thompson, California Community College Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley, SRJC President Frank Chong and Sonoma County Supervisor Shirlee Zane. Faculty members Karen Stanley and Brenda Flyswithhawks led the group in mindful breathing, meditation and healing thoughts. We thank them all.