Those street-savvy social activists from Occupy Bernal are organizing a protest against Wells Fargo Bank today to (hopefully) halt a Bernal Heights foreclosure that will likely result in the eviction of Neighbors Maria and Washington from their home:
Occupy the Auctions to Save the Home of Washington and Maria Davila
Stop Wells Fargo From Selling Our Neighbors’ Home
What: Save the Home of Washington and Maria Davila
When: Wednesday, June 20, 1:45 pm
Where: City Hall sidewalk, rear side (400 Van Ness Ave.)
Occupy Bernal and supporters will protest a foreclosure auction on June 20 to prevent the eviction of our neighbors Maria and Washington Davila. We will also leaflet potential home buyers, calling on them not to buy the Davila’s home.
Maria and Washington Davila have been living in a house they have been renting in San Francisco’s Bernal Heights neighborhood for the past seven years. Because their Las Vegas landlord Felisa Yambao — who is suffering from cancer — is in foreclosure, Wells Fargo is planning to sell their house at auction today. A new owner-occupant of the house could evict the Davilas and the Davilas would like to continue renting from Ms. Yambao.
“I want to help the owner because she is sick, she has cancer,” Maria said, speaking through a translator. “I have a special interest in helping her because she is very nice, and I don’t want another owner.”
Washington works as a delivery truck driver, and Maria loves to cook Peruvian food. They love Bernal for its parks, quietness, and good neighbors.
PHOTO: Maria and Washington Davila via Occupy Bernal