NEWS UPDATES: September 2020
• Diego Days a success: Organizers and restaurants participating in Diego Days, a Labor Day weekend fundraiser, helped greatly in fundraising efforts to assist Diego Ruiz, who shares ownership of Chile Peppers Mexican Eatery with his three brothers. Ruiz was in a scooter accident that resulted in a brain injury. Diego Days, combined with a GoFundMe campaign, raised more than $54,000 by mid-September. Participating restaurants were Flippin’ Pizza, The French Oven Bakery, Pazzo’s and Chile Peppers.
• GoFundMe for salon: Han and Nimol of Scripps Salon & Spa, 10006 Scripps Ranch Blvd., Suite 201, had to shut down for months due to the COVID-19 crisis and need community support. They have owned the business for 10 years. A GoFundMe campaign was created to assist them. Visit GoFundMe.com and search for: Save Scripps Salon and Spa.
• Rotary Club blood drive: The Rotary Club of Poway-
Scripps is sponsoring a blood drive for the San Diego Blood Bank on Sept. 30, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the “new” Vons parking lot, 10675 Scripps Poway Parkway. Those wishing to donate blood may make an appointment at MYSDBB.org/schedule or by calling 1-800-4MYSDBB. An appointment and photo ID are required.
• Retired colonel leads STEP board: Support The Enlisted Project (STEP), a nonprofit providing financial counseling and financial assistance grants for service members and veterans in crisis, located in Scripps Ranch, announced the appointment of John Farnam, Col., USMC (Ret.) as board chairman. Farnam served 26 years in the United States Marine Corps as a weapons and sensors officer flying the FA-18D and has been on the board since 2015.