Gathering for Diaz |

Gathering for Diaz

It evolved from conversations with neighbors anxious to help Olivia Diaz but were struggling to support their own families. We decided an auction would bring community together and raise funds.

Word went out phones and e-mails came alive, and 265 supporters stepped forward. Artists, craftsmen, architects, veterinarians, photographers, gardeners, carpenters, musicians, restaurateurs, shopkeepers, masseuses, jewelers, consultants, authors, grandparents, vintners, tour guides, healers, realtors, entrepreneurs, and many more creative donors generously offered their products, talents and services.

Auction night filled the Foundry with all ages and walks of life mingling with Olivia, renewing friendships, impressing newcomers with loving camaraderie. Organic farmers provided us with food. That is what I call community. I am so proud of you for helping out anyway you could. We couldn’t have raised those funds without each of your contributions and volunteering.

Olivia will fight to preserve our low density firesafe neighborhoods our healthy green forests and our beloved free-flowing Yuba. She will keep us unified with her skills in conflict resolution politely and attentively listening to constituents and board members. A naval commander would not relate to our gentle majority (cherished elders, women and children like our Olivia does.

Lin Donald

Nevada City

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