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15Nov 2018
Nov 15, 2018

Relief Efforts for California fire Evacuees – How you can help

Things to know | changes happen every hour

November 14th, 135,000 acres have burned in Butte County, Paradise, California, 7600 residences, and 260 commercial structures have been destroyed. There is still another 15,500 structures in the path of the Raging Camp Fire (http://www.fire.ca.gov).

There have been 56 reportable fatalities, and that toll could rise with more than 103 people reported still missing from Camp Fire in Northern California.

Current estimates indicate the fire which is only about 35% contained, will not be nearing containment until around November 30th. There is currently over 5,600 personnel, along with numerous air tankers, helicopters, hand crews, dozers, and 630 engines working to contain the blaze. According to the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF), there are approximately 40 firefighters who are currently helping to fight these fires who have also lost their own homes.

We encourage you to consider a donation to this heartbreaking effort.

Do your research on a charity’s reputation for using donations effectively. Charity Navigator is a good resource to consult.

Also, remember that sending money is almost always the most efficient way to help in a disaster, according to the Center for International Disaster Information, part of the United States Agency for International Development.

American Red Cross: This nonprofit has opened shelters across the state to help evacuees. They also have an online tool that people can use to register themselves as safe so loved ones can find them.

American Red Cross: Opened shelters across the state to help evacuees. There is an online tool that people can use to register themselves as safe so loved ones can find them.

California Community Foundation’s Wildfire Relief Fund: For 15 years, the foundation has offered aid to those affected by wildfires. Grants have gone to rebuilding homes, providing financial and mental health assistance and helping those affected to get medical treatment.  It’s a catastrophic event!

The Salvation Army is accepting donations. To donate go to gosalarmy.org or call 1-800-SAL-ARMY (1-800-725-2769).

Current Evacuation Locations and Status updates are available on the Butte County Website https://www.buttecounty.net/.

Pets: A phone number has been set up for Finding Pets and Pet Rescue: 530.895.0000

Donate clothes, food, etc.

Here’s how you can help victims of the Camp Fire in Butte County:

  • The Salvation Army in Chico (530) 342-2192
  • Butte County Fairgrounds in Gridley (530) 846-3626
  • Yuba-Sutter Fairgrounds in Yuba City (530) 674-1280
  • Church of the Nazarene (FULL) in Oroville (530) 533-7464

Prayers! Always needed!

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