My name is Gloria Brewer; my one year anniversary of being a North County homeowner is merely weeks away, on the 27th of December. Like many residents in the last week, I faced the difficult task of narrowing down my belongings in an unexpected mandatory evacuation due to the Lilac Fire. Fortunately for my little family, we had a safe place to go and an intact home to return to. I cannot imagine there is ever a good time to have your world turned upside down, but my heart goes out to those in our community facing such turmoil during the holidays.
I have teamed up with my soon-to-be wedding venue, Oceanside Factory of Dreams Hall, to host an event to give back to those who have lost everything, including their sense of normalcy. They have generously offered their event space to those needing their community now more than ever.