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The library is what's called a Local Assistance Center or LAC. It will be open through Tuesday. And all survivors MUST go there during this time. If they want their recovery process to go smoother. Due to limited space the county is limited who is allowed at the LAC but several of my organizations members will be manning the client intake process. I am in the process of creating one pager documents for local resources and will have those later today. If there are resources you feel we should included please let me know. Also we just received a request to build a 500 acre recovery community in Paradise. starting immediately. Team Rubicon. I would like to have a conversation with you tomorrow regarding shifting some resources up north.

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We have a team in place already at the camp fire i can get you their information. Already rolling out

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Also VOAD was never activated. The county Human services agency is in charge of the LAC. I can get you her number. Our directive from OES is that's it's up to the non-profits and grassroots to really ensure recovery.

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That would be extremely helpful mathew. Thank you

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Mathew!

What would you guys being doing at the lac just so I know if they start interrogating me

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Point of contact for the impacted residents offering damage assessments, debris management, disaster mapping & work order management, expedient home repairs, hazard mitigation, incident Management, spontaneous volunteer Management at no charge to the residents or county. We also have a team on stand by for road clearings and facilitate residents access to their property.

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Ruth is the elderly lady at Pierce College who needs to get into an assisted living facility ASAP. There are others and I have someone helping to get

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names/location. Ruth lived in Seminole Springs. I will ask Melissa with city who can take in the elderly for care at least short term.

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Hillary - Yes. My apologies for the confusion. We don't know if someone has thought of this but people will to help replace in communities. Would be great to get places like Home Depot, Lowe's, or air filter companies involved. We could mobilize quite a few to help but understand there would be need to coordinate logistics/size of air filters, etc. But seems like a practical and very helpful thing that most people wouldn't think of as residents.

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We have a food provider wanting to feed firefighters from Nor Cal. Dinner tonight was handled by Fluid State in Ventura. Anyone know how to contact them so we can help tomorrow?

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@drew that sounds like a great idea

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Hillary. Jessica Janet are you guys available to join a conference call

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Hillary

When?

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Mathew!

Next 30 minutes if possible I want to Nip this mattress personal fundraising thing in the bud.

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Janet Connolly-giwa

I'm available now for a conference call.

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I won't make it there in person Matthew.

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Hi, I was wondering how I can volunteer to cleanup or help in any way.

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Hi Carmen! Not sure where you’re located.. but did you see these flyers?

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Goodtalk message

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Goodtalk message

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A 26 foot truck just arrived at the American Mattress Man location in Newbury Park... are you available to help us unload the donations and organize them?

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Hillary im off work in 20 min i will love to come help unload

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I'm heading over

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Francisco I won’t be there but Janet will πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ˜Š

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Goodtalk message

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Willis R.

Just saw this and wanted to share! Happening tomorrow.

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Goodtalk message

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And saw this from Bel Air Church. Caption being, "Need help with a place to stay? Need help replacing your air filter? Need help with grief support? Need help?"

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Please tell Bel Air Church about Ruth at Pierce college. 98 year old lady still in evacuation center as of today. I wasn't able to follow up on this. Maybe

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they can check other evacuation sites for other elderly like this who need an assisted living facility.

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Janet Connolly-giwa

Are you connected with them? I would like to see someone take this on please.

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Checking with them now

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So I think they may have found someone to check on Ruth in the morning. Wouldn't hurt for Bel Air to go there anyway. Not sure who, but I think there are other

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elderly in the same predicament. If Bel Air has connections to nursing homes etc. this would be good.

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They need to go out and physically see who's at the evacuation centers with no one.

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With no family etc to help them.

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We are getting the word out. Will let you know.

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Okay thank you!

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Morning everyone. So i poked around a lil and got some inside information there was a place in ojai taking elderly residents evacuated the name is mountain vista manor

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Thank you!

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Janet, a staff member from Bel Air Church is going to Pierce today

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Goodtalk message

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Nice! Thank you. Are there other evacuation sites they can check?

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Just spoke with the fire department out here in Ventura County Malibu West by Deer Creek saying we won't have power for 2 weeks looking for generator loners or donations in the area thank you

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Michael Adobe needs help with a place to stay. Can we get him in touch with Bel Air Church?

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Janet Connolly-giwa

Is there a contact there that he can call?

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Willis do you have a name I can have him call? He standing with me here.

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Just called Bel Air Church and left a message for JoAnn Marcos, their director of outreach. That number is 818-788-4210

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Let me check their FB page and see if I can get more info about a contact there

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Someone named Willis was in touch with them.

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Willis is in this group chat... dontknow if he has a personal contact there

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Thank you. I'll give him that name and number. Any other ideas for him?

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There is also this email provided for Bel Air Church on FB caring@belairpres.org

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Let me check that google doc that’s been going around

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Willis R.

Does he need a place to stay tonight? Or is he looking for a longer-term solution as a temporary home?

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There are a few families at Bel Air Church who have expressed interest in providing temporary housing.

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Janet Connolly-giwa

No he has a temporary place to stay but he needs to find something else

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He's looking for something in TO, Agoura, Westlake, or Camarillo

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Anything on google doc?

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For just him? How big a place does he need

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Janet Connolly-giwa

Yes just him. Small with quality. He's a neat person. Small, simple.

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Janet Connolly-giwa

Private bathroom preferred

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Thank you for helping Hillary. We need to bounce on these requests when we have the survivors with us.

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Hillary

Looking through the google doc now

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Thank you!

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There’s really nothing for housing in this doc.. just temp housing

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How long for the temporary housing Hillary?

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Willis R.

Tell her that Willis Robertson from Bel air gave you her email.

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Evac shelters

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Janet Connolly-giwa

Oh no not a shelter

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He's in a home now but he says it's stressful and not working out

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Is looking for someone who is offering housing free of charge?

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Is he*

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I'm not sure. Will ask.

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Janet Connolly-giwa

He can afford to pay

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Janet Connolly-giwa

As cheap as possible. Not working now.

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Jan t did you see Willis’ response about Bel Air Church?

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Janet Connolly-giwa

Yes he has that info

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Ok so he’s looking for a 1 bd apt in T.O. , Agoura, Westlake or Camarillo?

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Janet Connolly-giwa

Yes

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Or even a studio

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Willis do you have a phone number for Tamara?

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I do not, sorry. I have also texted someone on stage about him.

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Willis R.

*staff

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He says $1000 is too much. He can't pay more than $700. I thought that looked good. Thanks.

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Would he be ok with a shared rental?

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Janet Connolly-giwa

Yes as long as he has a private bath

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Preferred private bath

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I contacted this person. Will pass along his phone number when I get it

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Goodtalk message

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Oak Park

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Jessica Matthew Janet

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What’s the best place to donate money

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Organization-wise

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Janet Connolly-giwa

Upper Ojai Relief

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They accept cash donations?

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Janet Connolly-giwa

Yes they take money donations. They're a 501c

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Is Trevor on this thread? I think he said his wife handles the financials? But yes they do take money donations.

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Trevor’s been sent an invite, but tell him he needs to reply β€œhi” to it to participate

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Trevor said he did not get the text to join the group Hillary.

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His number is 702-328-2191

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Trevor Quirk

Hi

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Trevor Hillary was asking about where to direct people for money donations.

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I have people asking me where to donate money, people who don’t want to donate to large organizations with tons of red tape where it might take a while to get the funds to victims.. which I can undesstand

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Trevor Quirk

Upperojairelief

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Ok thank you πŸ™

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Trevor Quirk

I passed out more than 100k last fire

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Trevor Quirk

We have ZERO overhead

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Trevor, how do they do that? Can they do it online?

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Yes

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https://www.upperojairelief.com

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Can you put the link in here?

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Yup it’s here about to send this out: https://www.upperojairelief.com/donate-ventura-ojai-disaster-victim-resources

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Trevor Quirk

😍

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Janet Connolly-giwa

There you go! πŸ™‚

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Janet I am going to text you in a separate thread connecting you with Tamara who is organizing the Bel air Church housing opportunities.

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Driving up from San Diego right now. I have three people to volunteer, where is the most immediate need?

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Heading up from San Diego with 3 people to volunteer. Where is most immediate needs where should we go

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Hi all! Coming up from OC today with tons of stuff to donate! / volunteer

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Trevor what’s the most immediate need today? Where should volunteers go?

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Trevor Quirk

Access blocked to all traffic

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But for volunteers who want to come help? ^^^they are driving up from San Diego

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Driving up now?

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Janet, I just got the following text. Can you let me know how we can get them in touch?..."I believe I've found a facility for the 98 year old woman at the Pierce College evac center. How do I contact her or her advocate to the facility?"

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Janet says Ruth may have found a place.. we’d need to call Pierce for the details

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Maggie Williams

Hi

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Hi Maggie!

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Maggie Williams

Thank you!

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Hi Hillary!

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Did anyone check at Pierce college about this lady?

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Team Rubicon was fortunate enough to get a spot at the local assistance center please if you know someone needing assistance with debris or property clearing have them visit us we are set up outside. As long as the local hazard debris and waste Management laws allow us we will get it done at no charge

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Francisco that’s GREAT! I’ll post on my group page!

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Janet, Jessica, Trevor and Matthew: is giving money/gift cards the most important way to donate right now? And should those donations of money and gift cards be given to Totally Local VC and Upper Ojai Relief?

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And the best gift cards would be from which places? Target? Bed Bath and Beyond (for sheets, etc)? What other places are best?

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Target, grocery stores, gas stations, visa gift cards

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Totally Local VC and Upper Ojai Relief are both 510c3 s that give 100% of their donations back to Survivors. The answer is yes gift cards are the best. This allows people to get what they want. It’s amazing how much it helps to be able to choose for yourself and not have to take what is given

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Yes agree. I think it should be like this. Local Love Project - Totally Local VC http://www.totallylocalvc.com/local-love-project/ Also be sure to add the

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web links. Can also add Ventura County Community Foundation for money donations - not gift cards.

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Hi, I’m wondering where I can volunteer and what I can help with tomorrow/Wednesday or Friday? Already gave $ but would love to assist in person. Thanks!

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Hi Andrea. That’s awesome!! Where are you located?

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Ill be available all day Thursday to help. I know is Thanksgiving but is my only day off i have a medium size truck maybe for sandbags or donations. Im in oxnard area

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I’m in Venice but willing to drive!!

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If you can, go to Seminole Springs!

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Goodtalk message

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Find Trevor Quirk and he can let you know what they need help with. Trevor is one of the founders of Upper Ojai Relief and they’re part of the relief effort that’s DIRECTLY helping Fire victims πŸ˜ŠπŸ™

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Hey Francisco. My good friend Phillip tremetti will be reaching out to you. He's been on 10 tours in Afghanistan and builds tiny homes.

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Phil gave me a flag that was flow in Afghanistan in the middle of the Thomas Fire. Gave me chills. Super cool guy

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Thank you mathew ill keep an eye out for his message

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