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Oakland fire: How to help

Many UCOP staff members have expressed a desire to help out in the aftermath of the tragic Oakland fire that occurred on Dec. 2.

The OP Staff Assembly group has volunteered to coordinate any efforts by UCOP staff to provide non-monetary assistance to victims, their families and our Oakland community. If you would like to be involved in any way, please email them at

If you would like to make a monetary donation, two local funds have already been established:

Gray Area Ghostship Fire Relief Fund

Oakland Athletics Fire Relief Fund

If you have been affected by this tragic event, our Employee Assistance Program is available to support you.

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  1. Alina Tejera December 7, 2016 Reply

    Sara Hoda is a UCSC alum that died in the fire. I supervised her volunteer work when I worked at the campus Student Volunteer Center. She was such a lovely person, always putting others first. It’s very difficult to find people like that anymore. I took her and 19 other students to New Orleans to do Hurricane Katrina relief work and she was often a voice of reason among the crew. Her gentle, sweet demeanor was a comfort to many and she could effortlessly cross barriers to find common ground with you.

    Sara will be dearly missed, especially by her mother Fatima. If you would like know ways to help Sara and her family, contact me.

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