Above is a picture from the LA Times site of some of the damage that happened to Westmont's campus yesterday and today. The Tea Fire, which has claimed more than 1,500 acres and hundreds of homes in Montecito, is still burning, but it sounds like it's moving towards containment at this point. We've been house-sitting for a friend in San Roque, pretty close to an evacuation area, so we've been watching the fire pretty closely all weekend and talking with our friends and teachers we know up at the school.
The saddest part about the Westmont damage is that 15 or so families lost their homes in the faculty housing subdivision. Please pray the community would rally around them, welcome them into their homes like family, and help them start over in spite of what they lost in the fires.
We love you, Westmont!