Berkeley Hills Realty, along with the entire East Bay community is grieving the loss of 36 young lives in the recent massive warehouse Ghost Ship fire that occurred on December 2nd in the Fruitvale District of Oakland. The East Bay artist community makes the region vibrant and eclectic and many lives have been affected by this tragic event.

Red Oak Realty, a fellow East Bay real estate company, has a non-profit component called ROOF-Red Oak Opportunity Foundation and quickly created a fundraiser to help those affected by the fire. ROOF started with a matching fund of $2500 and Berkeley Hills Realty stepped in create another matching $2500.

From now through December 12th, all contributions to ROOF, will be matched up to $5000 and go to support the communities, first responders and families affected by the fire.

“Berkeley Hills Realty has donated on behalf of our Realtor team to this fundraiser as a way to help the survivors of this terrible tragedy. Thank you to Red Oak Realty for stepping in quickly to create this effort for our artist community. We hope others will join us and show our support to those who need our help at this time,” said Berkeley Hills Realty Broker, Tracy Sichterman.

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The local non-profit, Gray Area Foundation for the Arts, has established a fundraiser through for those affected by the fire. The Oakland/Berkeley Association of Realtors, through their Community Funds Program, is also offering a matching donation to help the victims’ families with unexpected costs up to $5000 towards the fundraising goal of the Gray Area Foundation.

Our Realtor community is an amazing and caring group of people and we all are sending prayers to everyone affected by the fire.

The Local nonprofit Gray Area Foundation For the Arts has established a fundraiser through for those affected by the fire.