Asquared is spreading the word: #webuildwinecountry

As most of the world now knows, we are on day 8 of the most devastating fire event in California history.  The past week has been filled with housing refugees, sorting out volunteer efforts, trying to stay happy and healthy, and mobilizing professionals whose expertise is going to be needed in our communities now more than ever.  We have even been in contact with some fire fighters to know that they are working their asses off, suffering outrageous cases of poison oak and 14 hours days, then returning to the fairgrounds for a warm meal and to sleep in tents on the ground before heading out again in the morning.  Our hearts and hugs go out to all +/- 11,000 of them.

We feel fortunate to know that we have lost only one of the buildings we have completed over the last 20 years.  Unfortunately that building was an historic renovation and was full of museum memorabilia that can not be replaced.  Our loss and the loss of so many others is going to take years to re-build.

Asquared Studios is working hard to bring together a collaborative of professionals who area abel to offer relief to the victims of the devastating fires that still rage through Sonoma and Napa Counties. We have a lot of ideas floating around and we are working on outreach to bring the ideas and people together. If you are interested in staying in touch as to what can be done to help be sure to check back with our journal. I will try to keep my activities posted here. We are building a web site for “webuildwinecountry” so that we can distribute information efficiently and effectively. #webuildwinecountry was established to identify with the greater sense of community in our area. we don’t just want to “re-build” we want the community to come together so that “we-build” our community effectively.

We recognize that the devastation has reached way past the wine industry and that our area has much more to identify with than “Wine Country”, so our commitment will not stop there, but will encompass all in the Northbay. The Northbay is a melting pot of Artists, Professionals, Cyclists, Farmers, Artisans, Foodies, Philosophers, and much much more. Please join us in our efforts – we welcome your expertise and knowledge.

We share just a few images that express the amazing community effort that is building to care for…..well….everyone!

Cheers – Asquared Studios

Jessie Whitesides + Tony Garcia