The end of the year is traditionally when people start looking to where they can donate in the spirit of the holidays or to find a tax deduction. Don't forget that CARe, Inc. is a registered 501(c)3 organization and donations are tax deductible up to the extent of the law.
Not only can we take donations via our website or via a check in the mail, but you can now donate your cars, trucks, boats, RVs, motorcycles, running or non-running to benefit CARe. Just contact Cars for Causes on their website or call 800-766-CARE and specify Community Assisting Recovery as the cause of your choice.
You can find more information via our WEBSITE. We thank you in advance for your donation!
After a disaster many friends and family offer their support and say, "is there anything I can do to help?" Their offers are usually brushed aside with a simple thank you, but take advantage of their generosity! With the advent of social media you have a wealth of friends who can help!I got this idea a couple of months back when a fire survivor from the Waldo Canyon Fire in Colorado Springs asked if we could update our inventory with holiday items. I typed a few items I could think of then went...Read More
In the event of a natural disaster or unexpected emergency, a quick and effective response can mean the difference between life and death. We at the Red Cross can always be counted on to assist on the front lines of these disasters and emergencies.
When the 2007 wildfires struck Southern California, 500,000 people were told to evacuate their homes in 30 minutes, but our San Diego command center wasn't fully staffed until four hours later. We scrambled to collect information and plan a strategy over the phone and through email. It was clear we needed a more efficient solution for better situational awareness and a common operating picture for the Red Cross command center, our volunteers and the citizens we serve.
COLORADO SPRINGS — One day after the Waldo Canyon fire engulfed hundreds of homes, a 65-year-old businessman from outside Los Angeles who has made a career out of chasing natural disasters registered his company, Unity Adjustments, in Colorado.
Before long, Peter Romero was behind the wheel of the motor home that serves as mobile headquarters for his business as a public insurance adjuster — an industry unknown to most Coloradans.
Southern California Edison and another company could be heading for a February 2013 trial to determine if they will be required to pay $74 million in fines relating to the 2007 Malibu Canyon wildfire, according to court documents released Tuesday.
“It appears that the evidentiary hearings will start in mid to late February,” Administrative Law Judge Timothy Kenney said Tuesday morning in San Francisco at a pre-trial conference attended by attorneys for the companies and the state’s consumer protection agency.
John Cataneo is working his 20 employees overtime and still can’t keep up with demand from customers who need plumbing repaired after superstorm Sandy. He says he’s hired two new workers and may need more.
“We’re just not getting to some people that are asking for help,” said Cataneo, co-owner of Gateway Plumbing & Heating in Manhattan. “But we’re doing the best we can.”
SUMMIT -- The trial for a Los Gatos contractor accused of starting the 2008 Summit Fire has been postponed to January.
Channing Parker Verden is charged with recklessly starting the fire by failing to extinguish large piles of logs that he and a crew burned while clearing a Summit Road property. He is not charged with starting the fire intentionally.
If Hurricane Sandy damaged your home, there are steps you can take now to make the most of the insurance adjuster’s visit and get your damaged property repaired or replaced as soon as possible, according to the Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I.).
Even before considering the scarred landscape, and the memories associated with two people dying and 345 homes disappearing in the Waldo Canyon Fire, people could be forgiven for shying away from buying homes or lots in Mountain Shadows. After all, the fire's devastation was so widespread up there that a few months ago, County Assessor Mark Lowderman lowered property values by 10 percent on homes that didn't burn, due to the stigma of their being in the destruction zone.
August 13, 2012 from KUNC: When the Waldo Canyon Fire roared over the hill behind the Mountain Shadows neighborhood in Colorado Springs, Colo., in June, nearly 350 homes were destroyed. The blaze reduced this affluent neighborhood at the foot of the mountains to rubble.
C.J. Moore's home on Mirror Lake Court was among the casualties. The inferno was so hot, her stone driveway exploded. Only a few blackened trees sway eerily in the wind where her home used to stand.
If a series of proposed fire code changes had been implemented before the Waldo Canyon fire hundreds of destroyed homes in Mountain Shadows might have survived, Colorado Springs Fire Marshal Brett Lacey told City Council Tuesday night.
“A pretty significant number of homes would have survived had these changes been implemented,” Lacey said. “I think the number would have been around 100 or less, in terms of homes destroyed.”
As aware as we all are about the slowing of our economy, how the downturn can affect the myriad aspects of operating a business can be more ambiguous and sometimes overlooked. This month, we examine how insurance coverage and the claims process are affected when the market takes a dip.
How might a slowing economy affect the relationship I have with my insurance company?
Insurers make money by collecting premiums and investing the proceeds. Their profit is the return on their investment, reduced by expenses like claim payments. As returns on investments become smaller, pressure increases to reduce claim-payment expenses or spread them out over time. In a slowing economy, one can expect increased scrutiny of claims, with the result being that claims typically paid quickly in a robust market are likely to meet resistance in a slow one. In addition, the time-value of money dictates that certain claims paid during good times might well, in an economic downturn, be litigated with the goal of a discounted settlement, or to take advantage of the lengthy time required to resolve disputes in court. Expect increased claim scrutiny as insurers try to better manage their cash flow.
A judge has issued a tentative ruling that would allow victims of the deadly natural gas pipeline explosion in San Bruno to seek punitive damages from Pacific Gas and Electric Co. during a trial set to begin in January, attorneys from both sides said Monday.
Judge Steven Dylina of San Mateo County Superior Court did not publicly release the tentative ruling, but attorneys who viewed it said he had rejected PG&E's attempt to be exempted from punitive damages in lawsuits filed by more than 350 people in connection with the September 2010 disaster.
For those homeowners in Queens who lost their house due to both a flood surge via Hurricane Sandy and a fire, this argument might be of great concern to them. This article might "may help many understand the issues related to the anticoncurrent clause in cases involving storm surge"
After a fire took our home and neighborhood of approximately 200 homes, CARe was able to help us with understanding the process of working with insurance after our loss. The founders of this company understood our position fully, as they have experienced losing their own home to a fire. They will help you by offering one on one consultation, help you calculate your “complete” loss and educate you in the way insurance really works. We were able to gain a more complete recovery of our loss through their integrity and competent ability to help us to understand the insurance industries goals, payments and procedures which are not taught by the insurance industry. If you are unfortunate to have this type of trauma in your life I fully recommend you to get a free consultation before signing anything with your insurance company. You have experienced enough; let CARe guide you through the process, you do not have to lose anything else.