Monthly Archives: November 2018

Junk Removal Makes A Very Special Holiday Gift

Have you ever found yourself giving the same gift to the same person two Christmases in a row? It might be easy to give a double bathrobe or double pair slippers especially if the person you have given it to hasn’t use that gift in the year. Every gift we give comes to replace caring. And just because someone got a double gift doesn’t make it any less special. It just means they now have a backup! This year you have an opportunity to present someone with a very special holiday gift. That would be a junk removal session with Junk King Orange County. This might not be a gift that someone has asked for but it will certainly be a gift someone could really benefit from.

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How can Junk King help? Who do you know that has stuff in their home that they can’t get rid of? We’re not talking about some old magazines but instead the big stuff that can’t be crammed into a trash can. Things like broken kitchen appliances or furniture items that aren’t being used. What about old television sets or computers? Pretty much anything that someone has in storage in their home, that’s never going to be used again, could be turned over to Junk King.

Deciding on what Junk King can haul away is simple: anything can go that isn’t a hazardous material. That leaves plenty of room to toss out all types of unwanted rubbish throughout the home. None of this stuff has to be brought outside or wrapped up. The crew from Junk King will pick it up right from the spot. They’ll also be able to remove anything from the back or front yard that is creating an eyesore. Weight and size are never a problem with Junk King!

All the things that are collected by Junk King will go into three piles: trash, recycle or donate. Junk King’s goal is to fill up the recycle and donate piles so that they don’t have to take the trash to the landfill. Based on their consistently high diversion rate, they’re doing a very good job of this.

If you know someone who needs to get rid of junk, then make a junk removal session with Junk King Orange County a special holiday gift for them this year.

How To Help The Victims Of the Woolsey And Hill Wildfires

The recent wildfires that swept through the state are being contained but the lingering effects from the devastation will go on for years. Thankfully, businesses in the community have stepped up to offer help for all those displaced by the fires.The Orange County Register compiled a list of organizations that are directly helping those victims. You can also make contributions to these organizations or share the information with someone you know that has been affected by the wildfires.

Goldrich Kest: Fire victims may call regarding expedited access to apartments in the greater Los Angeles area. Application fees will be waived plus assistance with furniture rental companies. Call for details, 310-280-3079. View properties, goldrichkest.com/properties

SelectaBed and the Tempflow Mattress Co.: For victims who have lost their home, the business is offering up to $1000-worth of bedding to each family. Also, a free pillow to first responders. 28505 Canwood St., Suite C, Agoura Hills. Call for details, 805-379-4300. www.selectabed.com

Airbnb: The company has expanded its Open Houses program to help displaced residents and relief workers of the Woolsey and Hill fires to Nov. 29. Program is recruiting hosts who are able to offer temporary free housing. Hosts do not have to be an existing Airbnb host to help. www.airbnb.com/woolseyfire

American Red Cross money donations: www.redcross.org/about-us/our-work/disaster-relief/wildfire-relief.html

American Well: Free video visits, until Nov. 26, with board-certified physicians and therapists for those impacted by the Woolsey wildfire. Health questions include: sinus and respiratory infections, asthma, rashes and therapy for anxiety, panic attacks and depression and bridging prescription refills. Download American Well’s Amwell app from your mobile device app store for 24-hour, seven-days a week help. amwell.com

Bank of America’s California Wildfire Client Assistance: 855-729-1764.

Chabad Center: Accepting donations of new/great condition clothing for adults and children, children’s play items, phone chargers, gift cards, hotel/motel vouchers and toiletries. Also, a distribution center for those in need. Hours: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. 30345 Canwood St., Agoura Hills. 818-991-0991. Email: rabbi@chabadconejo.com. www.chabadconejo.combit.ly/2PuMyXt

Disaster Distress Helpline: The 24-hour, seven-days a week line, sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, offers confidential, multilingual counseling for those who are experiencing psychological distress as a result of natural or man-made disasters and incidents of mass violence. 800-985-5990. Also, by Text: TalkWithUs to 66746. disasterdistress.samhsa.gov

Fire Family Foundation: Financial aid to firefighters and their families due to disasters, illness and death. Donations: www.firefamilyfoundation.org

Gabi James Restaurant: Donations to benefit the Malibu Foundation through purchase of a glass or bottle of two wine choices from Malibu Rocky Oaks Estate Vineyard paired with Spanish dishes at dinner. Hours: 5-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 5-10 p.m. Sunday-Thursday. Reservations. 1810 S. Catalina Ave., Redondo Beach. 310-540-4884. www.gabijamesla.com

Humane Society of Ventura County: Donations needed to help the society’s efforts providing shelter for displaced cats, dogs, horses and other animals. The shelter is located at 402 Bryant St., Ojai. 805-646-6505. hsvc.org

JQ International: Helpline for support and resources for LGBTQ+ Jews, their families and allies. 855-574-4577. Email: helpline@jqinternational.org

Los Angeles County Animal Care Foundation: Accepting donations through the Noah’s Legacy Fund. 562-728-4610. lacountyanimals.org/way-to-give/disaster-relief

Los Angeles County Fire Department Foundation: Accepting donations. www.lacfdf.org

Los Angeles County’s information on the Woolsey Fire: Information on service centers, preparing for rain after the fire and other concerns. www.lacounty.gov/woolseyfire

Los Angeles Fire Department Foundation: Accepting monetary donations. supportlafd.org twitter.com/lafdfoundation

Los Angeles Rams: Select Rams players auction off their game-worn jerseys, against the Seattle Seahawks, with proceeds benefiting the American Red Cross Southern California Wildfire Relief, and also the Conejo Valley Victims Fund for victims of the Borderline victims in Thousand Oaks (check website, under jerseys and Los Angeles Rams, for days left to bid). The Los Angeles Rams train at California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks. bit.ly/2FhWdMj

Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles Wildfire Fund: Donations: www.archla.org/fires

Salvation Army: The organization works with government agencies to provide food, personal necessities and shelter to victims and first responders. Donations: bit.ly/2ROyyEy

State Farm: Contact your agent to file a claim: 1-800-732-5246; statefarm.com

24 Hour Fitness: Club access to first responders and residents (regardless of membership status), through November 30 at 10 locations in Camarillo, Oxnard, Santa Monica, Simi Valley, Thousand Oaks, West Hills and Woodland Hills. Check with the club before arrival to ensure hours of operation. www.24hourfitness.com

T-Mobile: For questions about your account: www.my.t-mobile.com; www.t-mobile.com/news/cal-wildfire

United Way: Accepting monetary donations for fire victims in Los Angeles and Ventura counties. unitedwayla.org

Ventura County Community Foundation: The foundation has set up the “Hill Fire/Woolsey Fire Sudden and Urgent Needs Effort Fund” to help those affected by the fires. The fund will help the immediate needs of community nonprofit organizations. For those in need of this assistance call Stephanie Bertsch-Merbach, 805-330-6667. Emergency information: www.vcemergency.com To donate: www.vccf.org

Whether you give a little or a lot any help is appreciated.