Fire goes around Hope Gardens homeless facility – LA Daily NewsT

Troy Anderson of the LA Daily News reports on the LA Fires and Hope Gardens.

As 125 homeless women and children fled Hope Gardens early Sunday while a towering wall of wind-fueled flames swept down Lopez Canyon, the blaze suddenly changed course and veered around the rustic facility – leaving a green oasis in the midst of charred landscape.

“The fire captain told me the fire was coming down the hill, burning hot and high, and out of nowhere, it suddenly turned and went around our facility,” Hope Gardens Chief Operating Officer Scott Johnson said. “They have no idea why. We call it the hand of God.”

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Fire Near Hope Gardens – Our Urgent Needs

The Angeles National Park Fire is close to Hope Gardens and helicopters and firefighters are battling it. Our Hope Gardens facility has been evacuated and all of the residents have been temporarily relocated to Union Rescue Mission – as a result the squeeze is on.

We are in dire need of:

– Diapers of all sizes
– Formula
– Canned Food
– Financial donations

Please call Scott Johnson at 213-494-0591 or Scott Chamberlain at 626-808-8214

Pray for our neighbors in Kagel Canyon and Hope Gardens itself. Pray for the firefighters.