NEW YORK — A plastic surgery clinic on the West Coast has received $250,000 in donations from local residents who said they had to move out of their homes to find work.
The donations were made Friday by people who were displaced by the wildfire.
“This is a big deal for me,” said Jamey Kallman, a former local barber.
“I’m a real estate investor.
I lost a lot of money.”
Kallmans family has lived in a $1.8 million house in Santa Ana, Calif., since March, and his wife has worked as a barber for the last four years.
She said she’s been working two jobs to make ends meet.
Kallmann said she decided to give the donation because of the challenges she faced when she first moved out of her home, a few miles south of the Los Angeles airport.
“We had no electricity, no water, no trash.
We had no food or anything, just a few bottles of water and a few cans of food,” Kallmen said.
“It was kind of hard.”
The fire forced thousands of residents to flee their homes, and Kallmeans wife, Lacey Kallerman, has been trying to find a job.
She was able to find one in the local airport but has to take care of her two young sons.
“They are in a lot more trouble than I am, so I’m not happy to see them get hurt,” Kalmans said.
The donation will help fund medical supplies for people who have been displaced by wildfires.
“These are people that are going to need the most help.
They are in the worst place they’ve ever been in,” Kallierman said.
A woman who answered the phone at the Santa Ana location of the clinic, which is owned by the Santa Monica, Calif.-based company Plastic Surgery Clinic, said they will provide the same supplies as before the wildfire, including clothing and hygiene items.
The clinic has a staff of about 50.
“The fire and the heat and the dust, we’ve got to do a lot to keep them hydrated,” Kallo said.
Plastic Surgery clinic in Santa Monica gets $750,000 from donor who moved from Southland, Calif.
source CBS New York title Plastic Surgery Center gets $1M from donor after wildfire article SANTA MONICA, Calif.–(AP) A former Santa Ana barber who lost her home to the wildfires is hoping to donate the $1 million she made by selling her old home to help her son who has been battling cancer.
Lacey Kolb, of Santa Monica and a former Santa Barbara resident, was forced to sell her old house in March because it was too hot and her husband was a Marine.
The family was told it was a foreclosed home.
“My husband was the first Marine in our family,” Kolb said.
She got married in 2003 and is the oldest of five children.
The Santa Ana Barbershop donated $750 for the house, and she is selling it for $1,750 to help support her family.
The $1-million donation was made Friday in a Facebook post by Kolb.
“Now that we have a new home, I want to donate it to the local Santa Ana School District and the Santa Maria Fire Department for their continued efforts to help and care for those in need,” she said.
Kolb also said she wants to donate $500 to the Santa Clarita Valley Fire Department, and her family is also planning to donate to the fire department.
The school district said in a statement that the district was in contact with the donor to arrange for a donation.