Oct 21, 2013 9:01 PM by Bill Folsom
A grassroots aid group formed to help people impacted by the Black Forest Fire is now facing its own hurdle. Crosses for Losses has been one of the outlets for food and supplies donated during the fire. Those donations are nearly gone.
Now a delay caused by the recent government shutdown has made it difficult to use alternative food service to refill shelves in the emergency food pantry.
The shut-down put the group's application for non-profit status on hold. Other larger groups that provide supplies and grants to non-profits are bound by regulations and can't offer help until the non-profit status is official. "They want to help desperately, but until we get that number it's policy for everybody and we have to follow that," said Crosses for Losses founder, Amanda Davis, "So it leaves us relying on community to step up and help their neighbors."
To learn more about the groups needs and how to help there webpage is www.crossesforlosses.org/