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Mission Fire Update: MEDA Assists Client in Landing New Job at Bi-Rite

It was a difficult night on January 28th when Ada Olmedo heard about the fire at Mission and 22nd streets. This was where she had been employed for ten years at the local Popeye’s. All changed in an instant. Ada’s daily routine was no more. The life she knew was gone. Two days later, Ada…

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Mission Fire Story: Karen Van Dine, Studio 217

Fifteen years is a long time to be in one place, but not when it feels like home. That was the case for Karen Van Dine, a 73-year-old multimedia artist who founded Studio 217 in an affordable space in the heart of the Mission back in 2000. Sadly, Karen’s business was completely destroyed in the…

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Press Release: U.S. Bank’s Mission Branch and MEDA to Host Event for Mission Fire Business Fund: Unite and Restore

Teri Charest, Vice President, Corporate Communications U.S. Bancorp (612) 303-0731 teri.charest@usbank.com Christopher Gil, Senior Content Marketing Specialist (415) 282-3334 ext. 152 cgil@medasf.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 19, 2015 U.S. Bank’s Mission Branch and MEDA to Host Event for Mission Fire Business Fund: Unite and Restore Aim to garner community donations for victims of recent fire…

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Mission Fire Story: Community Support the Key for Ramon Valle to Reopen Taquerias La Alteña

“You have ten minutes to go inside and get what you can.” Those words, spoken by a San Francisco firefighter, still haunt Ramon Valle, whose business was completely destroyed in the four-alarm fire of January 28th at Mission and 22nd streets. As Ramon wandered through the smoldering ashes of Taquerias La Alteña, he pondered the…

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