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Cover Story - February 19, 2010

Organizations to help residents in aftermath of crash

Nonprofits seek to heal mental, financial wounds of those impacted by plane disaster

by Sue Dremann

Local organizations are stepping forward to help East Palo Altans who are struggling after Wednesday's plane crash into a residential neighborhood.

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Staff Writer Sue Dremann can be e-mailed at sdremann@paweekly.com.

Comments

Posted by Theresa, a resident of Crescent Park
on Feb 19, 2010 at 9:46 am

Are there addresses or web locations for any of the organizations accepting donations?


Posted by Sky, a resident of Stanford
on Feb 19, 2010 at 10:42 am

I sure hope that Tesla pitches in to help these folks! How about new homes, new business, and NEW TESLAS for those who lost their cars!!! Share the wealth and earn back some karma.


Posted by Ron, a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Feb 19, 2010 at 11:48 am

The Mercury-News says: Web Link
TO HELP:
Contributions can be addressed to The Jones Family/Eppie's Daycare Fund, California Bank and Trust, 1735 East Bayshore Road, East Palo Alto, CA 94303. Contributors can call the bank at 650-289-1900.


Posted by Grace, a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Feb 19, 2010 at 1:57 pm

how about a charitable donation or gesture from the relatives of the pilot?


Posted by Bob, a resident of College Terrace
on Feb 20, 2010 at 5:58 am

I made a contribution to the above mentioned organization today. How about the nouveau Riche who use this airport banding together and making a contribution of, let's say, a $100,000 each to the local EPA residents whose lives they have degraded for so long through permanent noise pollution and endangerment?


Posted by petercarp, a resident of Atherton
on Feb 20, 2010 at 6:27 am

petercarp is a registered user.

The plane crash on 17 February in East Palo Alto took the lives of the three people in the plane, all employees of Tesla, and destroyed a number of homes and vehicles on the ground. The purpose of this Google Group is to facilitate concerned members of the community coming together to provide support for all of those impacted by this tragic event. The group is open to anyone, posts are not moderated and it is up to each individual group member to decide how they can make a difference.

Web Link


Posted by reassurance needed for me..., a resident of Leland Manor/Garland Drive
on Feb 20, 2010 at 6:52 am

I am a little concerned about something...I am already hearing noises of lawsuits for "pain and suffering" from nightmares etc.

I am very, very hesitant to donate anything to anyone if they are also going to try to get rich off this. In the end, these kinds of lawsuits cost all of us...

Replacing what is broken, making up lost income from lost business..ok.....paying millions for "pain and suffering"????..be grateful nobody on the ground died or got hurt...and get over it.


Posted by petercarp, a resident of Atherton
on Feb 20, 2010 at 6:58 am

petercarp is a registered user.

reassurance needed for me states:" I am a little concerned about something...I am already hearing noises of lawsuits for "pain and suffering" from nightmares etc.

I am very, very hesitant to donate anything to anyone if they are also going to try to get rich off this."

My opinion is that we should act in good faith to show compassion to those who were hurt by this crash and not worry too much about any future lawsuits. For example, the man who lost his truck, which is his only source of income, needs to be put back into business now not sent to the courts looking for redress in two to three years.


Posted by Ron, a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Feb 20, 2010 at 8:35 am

Don't stop your compassion because some of some anonymous message board posting about unsubstantiated rumors. "Pain and suffering" sounds pretty far fetched to me. A home that has been burned down is a real and immediate loss.


Posted by Marty, a resident of College Terrace
on Feb 20, 2010 at 6:53 pm

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