Community Assisting Recovery, CARe, a nationally recognized non-profit disaster recovery assistance organization, announces that survivors of the 2003 California wildfires and their more fortunate neighbors will be able to discuss the “good and bad” of their insurance coverages and the claim settlement processes with members of the California State Senate Insurance Committee, Monday, Nov. 15, 2004.
State Senator Jackie Speier, chair of the California State Senate Insurance Committee, will hold an important hearing in El Cajon to assess the insurance needs of San Diego residents. Focusing on the year long experience of over two thousand local survivors of the 2003 Cedar and Paradise Fires, the Committee hopes to gain valuable testimony from local residents. The Committee will use this information to try and assist survivors and prepare for future legislation. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m., Monday, Nov. 15, 2004, at the Shadow Mountain Community Church, 2100 Greenfield Drive, El Cajon, California.
Community Assisting Recovery, CARe, volunteers have worked throughout the fire ravaged regions for over a year. Moving among the 22 communities damaged by the fires, CARe has observed the frustrations and difficulties of the recovery process.
CARe’s Executive Director, George Kehrer, encourages all homeowners, survivors as well as their neighbors, to attend Senator Speier’s hearing to let “Sacramento know that current insurance coverages and settlement procedures do not necessarily offer a homeowner ‘peace of mind’ following a catastrophic loss.”