As many of you may already have seen in the news, much of California, U.S.A. is currently on fire. Due to winds, dry climate, lack of water and many other factors, large patches of California have burned. Entire cities have been decimated, leaving thousands of California residents homeless.
We in Gifu have many JET participants hailing from California. Emily, current ALT at Gifu High School, has family working in the Paradise, California Board of Education. Paradise is one of the towns that has been completely destroyed by the flames. Using this connection, Emily invites you to have your students write letters of encouragement, sympathy, etc. to those who have lost so much in the California wildfires.
You can find the letter from Emily detailing more information below. The deadline for getting your students' letters to Emily is December 8th. Let's show California some love from our Gifu students!