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926 Woodside Road Fire

Update as of November 22th (4pm)

Redwood City Firefighter's Create-A-Smile BBQ & Fundraiser
Fire victims fundraiser 12/7/13


The information below is primarily for those residents displaced by the 926 Woodside Road fire. The City of Redwood City, and its many partners including the County of San Mateo, the American Red Cross, and the InnVision Shelter Network are here to help residents recover from this traumatic event.

Part of that assistance is making sure displaced residents have the latest information on a number of important elements of recovery. Please let us know if you wish any topics to be added.


Latest Updates:

 

An updated “Available Apartments” list is ready for pick-up at the Fair Oaks Community Center front reception desk, 2600 Middlefield Road, Redwood City.

For food assistance, assistance with short term housing, and financial assistance with deposit and /or first month’s rent, please visit the Fair Oaks Community Center, 2600 Middlefield Road, Redwood City.  Call (650)780-7500 for drop-in hours.

For beds, bedding and referrals for clothing, household goods, and/or furniture, please call Red Cross Client Service Line at (650)-259-1765.

Next Fire Survivors Support Group Meeting facilitated by Rev. Warren Dale will be on Wednesday, December 4th, 7-8:30pm at the Woodside Road United Methodist Church, 2000 Woodside Road, Redwood City.  Call 366-3376 for more information.


Property Retrieval
If you have not yet had access to your belongings, contact Sequoia Realty Services at (650)556-8660 or visit their office at 135 Franklin Street, Redwood City.  Residents with renter’s insurance or who wish to utilize a third party vendor that is equipped, licensed and certified to salvage items from hazardous sites should contact Sequoia Realty Service to schedule an appointment for access to the apartment.  Sequoia is requesting that all tenants who have not contacted them establish contact no later than Friday, November 8th due to ongoing health and safety concerns with the building.


Deposits
Any resident who has not received their deposit, pro-rated October rent check, and/or reference letter from property management, please visit the Sequoia Reality Services office at 135 Franklin Street, Redwood City


Housing Workshop
There will be a Housing Workshop to provide tips, resources, and support for form Terrace Apartment residents in search of permanent housing.  Workshop will take place on Tuesday, November 12th, 7-8:30pm at the Fair Oaks Community Center, Multi-Purpose Room, 2600 Middlefield Road, Redwood City.  Services available will include use of affordable housing search websites, credit counseling to address issues with bad credit, shared housing options, updated information about available properties, and information about financial assistance for move-in costs.  We will also be available to help troubleshoot issues any tenant may still be having with PG&E and/or their former cable/satellite service provider.


Fire Survivor’s Support Group
There will be another Fire Survivors Support Group Meeting facilitated by Rev. Warren Dale on Wednesday, November 13th from 7-8:30pm at the Woodside Road United Methodist Church, 2000 Woodside Road, Redwood City.  Call 366-3376 for more information.  Meeting is for survivors of Hallmark and Terrace Apartment Fires.


Clothing, Basic Household Needs, and Furniture
For beds, bedding and referrals for clothing, household goods, and/or furniture, please call the American Red Cross Client Service Line at (650) 259-1765.


Food, Short-Term Housing, Financial Assistance Deposit/First Month Rent
Please visit the Fair Oaks Community Center, 2600 Middlefield Road, Redwood City. Drop-in hours are as follows:

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays:

  • 8am-11am
  • 1pm-4pm

Closed in the afternoon the 2nd Friday each month

Tuesdays and Thursdays:

  • 8am-11am: 3-4pm

If you have questions, please call (650) 780-7500.


Affordable Housing Search:
· HIP Housing/Shared Housing – call 650-348-6660 to schedule appointment. Identify yourself as someone displaced by the Terrace Apartments Fire.


Other Helpful Numbers:
Social Security Administration - 1-800-772-1213
Veterans Services - 650-802-6598
Center for the Independence of Individuals with Disabilities (CID) - 650-645-1780
Peninsula Humane Society/SPCA – 650-340-8200
PG&E 1-800-743-5000
Comcast – Contact Carlos @ 650-670-2626
Dish Network – Simon, ID #CUH, Houston Office, 1-800-333-3474
DirectTV – 1-800-531-5000
AT&T – Shiyama Clunie @ (925)824-7089 or (510)-326-8897


Donations for Displaced Residents
How to Make A “Create A Smile” Monetary Donation to Residents of 926 Woodside Road:

Prospective donors have three ways to make a monetary donation that will benefit the residents of the 926 Woodside Road Fire-

  • Donations can be deposited directly to the Create a Smile Foundation account at the San Mateo Credit Union. Please share that you’d like to make a donation to the “RWC FF ASSN Create A Smile Foundation.”
  • Prospective donors can send checks to the attention of the “Create a Smile Foundation” at Redwood City Fire Station 9, 755 Marshall Street, Redwood City, 94063, and make the check payable to “The Woodside Road Victims Relief Fund.”
  • The City is also accepting cash donations for the displaced residents. Prospective donors who prefer to make a cash donation can visit the 3rd floor of Fire Station 9 in the administration office during regular business hours.

If the community has additional questions, please call the Redwood City Fire Department at 650.780.7400.


Non-Monetary Donations of Goods (clothing, household items, furnishings)

St. Vincent de Paul
Redwood City San Mateo
2406 El Camino Real 40 North “B” St.
(650) 366-6367 (650) 347-5101

Hours:
Monday thru Saturday 10 am – 7:45 pm
Sunday 10 am - 6 pm

Goodwill
San Mateo Menlo Park
28 – 25th Ave. 711 Santa Cruz
San Mateo Menlo Park
(650) 293-8500 (650) 324-9380

Hours:
Monday – Sunday 9am – 8pm
Sunday 10am – 6pm


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