A list of people, places and things to help San Diego live through and recover from the wildfires.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

San Diego fire relief for families who have lost their homes

Posted @ 12:59 PM

Green Planet Solutions Inc has joined forces with E-world of Vista to help assist local San Diegans rebuild from the fire disaster.

How you, the public, can get involved!

Green Planet Solutions Inc. will be collecting neighborhood and local business E-waste, free of charge, during this emergency to help distribute items that can be reused by families in need. We will be scheduling door to door pickups in the below listed areas.

The E-waste will then be transferred to our facility, sorted by working and non-working items. Working items will be warehoused and distributed to families through local charities once the fire disaster has subsided. Non-working items will then be transferred to E-world of Vista for proper destruction keeping unwanted items out of the environment. This is a call to everyone in North County San Diego to help! Your unwanted items can bring families back into a normal life!

We are accepting:
Old computer systems, TVs, Monitors, Vacuums, Clock radio's, Lamps, General kitchen appliances (I.e.. Blenders, mixers, coffee makers, and other kitchen related items)Toys that are electrical in nature, DVD players, VCRs, extension cords, Car batteries ETC.... Just about anything that you would use on a daily basis that is electrical in nature.

What we do not accept: Refrigerators, Washer/Dryers, Air-conditioning units.

If you need to discard these items please go to our partner link page to find an appliance removal service near you: Click here.............

Fans and filters for seniors and families that are in need of room filtering and cooling: We are also calling for fans and room air filtering systems that are no longer of use to you. These items will assist seniors and other persons with asthma and other lung disorders to breath clean air and to stay cool during this time of need.

Please call 760-639-0672 to schedule a free pickup of your unwanted E-waste items for these areas: Oceanside, Carlsbad, San Marcos, Encinitas, Escondido, Vista

We desperately need volunteers to join our team to flyer and help get the world out into the community. Please call Mario Hinton to arrange volunteer efforts at 760-639-0672


Wishmaster said...

So how does it work? You guys just collected a bunch of stuff and give it randomly to the fire victims? How do you know what they need? The Goodwill throws away 50% of it's donations. Collecting just to collect is not the answer. Asking and giving specifically what is needed is the answer. Visit www.wishuponahero.com, this site produces 0% wasted items.

cookingmama said...

Having a FREE service to take my old electronics that are currently cluttering my home and office would be a blessing. A double blessing if it can be used by someone else.

John said...

WE as collectors get paid out of the state fund so items that can not be reused will go to a larger facility and crushed.

Items that can be used are tested and donated to different charities around our area and directly to families who have lost everything in the fires.

WE run a free E-waste recycling program and offer free pick up serivces to both residents and businesses with in the San Diego north county areas. If you are a business and have a large load od older IT items we will pick up for free.

Randy and Jody said...

Another great way to make an impact is to donate to the San Diego Fire Rescue Foundation. This organization works with the SD Fire Rescue Department to help provide funds for needed equipment and training so firefighters can better do their jobs. The budget never matches up with the need, and as a community we need to fill the gap as best we can...