Author Archives: Leslie Teltoe

I am the Administrator and on the Executive Committee for the San Fernando Valley Long Term Recovery Group. Also, I am the Disaster Coordinator for Do Your Part ( and a National Director for the Citizen Action Team Relief Database (

Volunteers Needed on Standby – Pending Storms This Week

This call for help with the coming storms comes from local realtor and Sunland-Tujunga Neighborhood Council Member, Tomi Bowling:

We have on our list of Emergency Call outs: access to a group of nursing students, a possible ham radio operator, people to handle traffic control, labor for sandbagging, logistics drivers, help with evacuees, a paramedic, someone managing logistics for the schools/evac centers, few people with pick up trucks, a place to house up to 30 horses, we need more.

We also have someone organizing places for people to go and hang out or stay. We need to have it all organized by Monday. It starts tomorrow and by Monday we should have had our first few inches of rainfall. We have around 30. We need a lot more. Please contact Tomi Bowling and let me know what you are available for. 818-353-9143. Please step up.

Leslie Teltoe
Admininstrator/Exec. Comm./Case Mgmt. Comm. – SFV LTRG (San Fernando Valley Long Term Recovery Group)
National Director – Citizen Action Team Relief Database
Disaster Coordinator – Do Your Part

Chapel of the Hills Clothing Distribution Update

A Vogel Flats resident went to the distribution site at Chapel of the Hills church in Sunland last week and wanted me to pass along to everyone that she found that they had a tremendous number of donated clothes for Station Fire survivors . In addition to various other types of miscellaneous donations, a school in San Marino did a clothes drive and got approximately 30 large bags full of clothes. She describes them as “a lot of nice good quality items”.  She was able to outfit her entire family of four for the winter! So don’t delay getting to the church to pick up donations!!!

Chapel of the Hills Church:

1120 Oro Vista Ave.
Sunland, CA 91040-2029

Please direct friends and family to mail or deliver donations to the attention of:

Pastor Pete and Patty
(818) 352-1487

L.A. Times Money Makeover

The Los Angeles Times is looking for people who would be interested in being profiled in an upcoming Money Makeover column, a popular feature that appears in the Sunday Business Section once a month. The article would describe specific financial challenges you face as a result of the wildfires, along with analysis and recommendations provided by a prominent financial planner for successfully addressing the issues. If appropriate, input from legal and/or insurance specialists might also be included.

The benefit of participating as the subject of a Money Makeover article is that you receive detailed advice from a reputable financial consultant at no cost – and readers of the Times benefit from seeing how strategies for overcoming financial challenges may be applicable to their own situations. A few months ago the Times contacted people who have been profiled in Money Makeover articles during the past two years, and everyone said that it was a positive experience. Many reported that, as a result of the interview and analysis, they had achieved major financial goals and resolved past issues and concerns related to money.

Do Your Part is bound by privacy disclosures and will not share your personal information or contact details with the L.A. Times. If you are interested in being considered for a Money Makeover profile, please provide a release to me and I will have the Los Angeles Time writer contact you.


Leslie Teltoe
Do Your Part Disaster/Donations Coordinator

2 Twin Mattresses Available

Hello & Happy Gobble Week!

Do Your Part has two twin sized mattresses available (no box springs or bedframes sorry). They are in clean, good, second hand condition.

Give Leslie Teltoe a call if you are interested at: 818-360-2518 or email me at:

If pickup is an issue, let’s discuss. I can get a volunteer to help with delivery.

Have a wonderful holiday everyone!

Croc Shoes Available!!!

Greetings Station Fire Survivors,

One of the Vogel Flats residents made contact with Croc, and they have generously donated a large number of Croc shoes. Many have been distributed but there are still plenty to go around.

Do Your Part has the remainder of this donation and is distributing them, along with laundry detergent, shampoo, conditioner, body wash, mens and womens clothes, and a few bedding items left.

We continue to collect and gather donations for distribution. If you contact me with your list of needs, we can seek donors to gather those items.

Give me a call to arrange a pick up (or delivery) time/day. Our storage unit is in Montrose but we are happy to be flexible and come to you as well if needed:



Email me at:  

In Service,

Leslie Teltoe
Do Your Part Donations Coordinator