Author:Shelby Harris

Meet Sharon: SAY Youth Advocate & Fire Survivor

Like so many people in our community, when Sharon Zimmerman went to bed on October 8th she could have never imagined the horrific wildfires she would awake to in the middle of the night. Earlier this month, Sharon spent a morning with SAY to share her story of survival during...

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Petaluma Sunrise Rotary Club Generously Supports SAY Staff

On Friday, November 17 the Petaluma Sunrise Rotary Club delivered generous donations to four SAY staff members who lost their homes in the catastrophic wildfires last month. In the wake of the fires, the Sunrise Club started a fund to support those affected by the wildfires, with an emphasis on...

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Meet Lila – SAY Fire Response Hero

On Sunday, October 8th Lila Azbill was celebrating a monthly family BBQ and game night with her two young children, cousins, grandparents, and extended family. Everything was going as planned – the adults were relaxing by the fire pit, while the kids were laughing at a movie playing in the...

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My First Month in AmeriCorps

[caption id="attachment_971" align="alignnone" width="600"] Lauren Thompson, volunteer with Blake Baxley, SAY's Volunteer Coordinator[/caption] My first month with SAY has been a whirlwind of smiles and service to say the least. Before I was graced with the opportunity to be an AmeriCorps member and to do my service with SAY, I had...

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Sprigs n Sprouts: kids learn to grow veggies

[gallery type="rectangular" ids="915,914,913,912,911,910,909,908,906,905,904,903,902,901,898,897,896,894,893,892,891,890,889,887"] This summer, SAY's Sunflower Community Garden was busier than ever, and hosted the second annual Sprigs n Sprouts program. This wonderful eight week program was open to homeless children ages 5-13 whose families were staying at the Catholic Charities shelter across the street from our garden. Program Manager...

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