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Camp Fire Wildfire Relief – Community Outreach

The following are some resources for those who have been wondering how you can contribute to the victims of the Camp fire in Butte County.  If you have any resources that you would like to add to the list, email us at rad@radradio.com


Your help is needed!

Many officers in the Paradise California and Butte County CA have lost their homes and all possessions in the Camp Fire blaze. The most recent tally includes 30 Butte County officers, 7 CHP Oroville troopers, 17 Paradise PD (8 sworn officers, 3 dispatchers, 2 Community Service Officers, 2 Animal Control Officers, 1 records clerk, and 1 administrative assistant). This will be updated as more information comes in from the Lt in the EOC.

While these officers were evacuating, rescuing and recovering victim residents and animals, their own homes burned to the ground. They have lost everything. We are making a Statewide request for specific donations for these officers and their families. Because the situation is still rapidly evolving we are asking for a very quick response and turnaround for delivery. We have already recruited other agencies to “adopt” LEO families but the following items will be collected by November 29th and delivered by December 4th. Please help if you can!

**Back the Badge- Yuba Sutter is also asking for old dark navy blue uniforms  – please remove patches – if you are able to donate them to the same drop-off locations.

 

Needed items:

Navy blue uniforms

New clothing only! No toiletries are NOT needed!

BDU pants and shirts: navy blue, OD green, black

Black work boots

Police leather gear (can be new or used but in good condition)

New comfortable shoes of all sizes (many officers have only their current work boots with no shoes to change into after mandatory 12-hour shifts and no RDOs)

Thermals: top and bottom all sizes

New warm socks

New cold weather gear: jackets, gloves, knit caps

New bedding (comforters, sheets, pillows, pillow cases)

Pet supplies; dry food, kitty litter, litter trays

Wrapped Christmas gifts with a tag that indicates age and gender

Small fake Christmas trees with ornaments

 

Money is most needed so please use the charities listed below if you choose to donate in that manner. We will still however accept cash, checks, and gift cards (see below).

Gift cards: Safeway, SAVMOR, Save Mart, Dollar General, PetCo or PetSmart

Visa gift cards are just as good as cash, and I’m told by one source they are preferred over specific store gift cards as some of the stores have burned or are not open. We will try to have a lock box at each donation site for gift cards/cash/checks.

I will accept checks and cash and I will provide receipts if you attach your business card. Please send to me in a sealed security envelope at the NHP Las Vegas address below. I will not open the envelopes until we get to the drop off point in California.

Monetary donations specifically for first responders can be made to the following charities:

End of Watch Fund Law Enforcement Fire Relief (Facebook drive):   https://www.facebook.com/donate/483739472137099/

North Valley Community Foundation Camp Fire Public Safety Relief Fund: https://nvcf.fcsuite.com/erp/donate/create?funit_id=2152

These are two verified 501(c)3 non-profits and 100% of donations go directly to first responder victims. There are already many scam sites collecting money so please use only these two for now, or verify others as you wish.

Collection points: 

 

NHP Southern Command

4615 W. Sunset Rd

Las Vegas NV 89118

Contact person: Sgt. Kathleen Vonk

 

NHP Fallon

Contact person: Volunteer? Please contact me!

 

NHP Alamo

Contact person: Volunteer? Please contact me!

 

NHP Elko/Wells

Contact person: Volunteer? Please contact me!

 

NHP Reno/Carson City

Contact person: Volunteer? Please contact me!

 

NHP Winnemucca

Contact person: Volunteer? Please contact me!

 

Deadline: November 23rd


Housing Needs:

https://www.campfirehousing.org/

ET Quality RV Sales in Yuba City is offering huge discounts and assistance for fire victims to purchase an RV for those seeking that option.  
Address1310 Colusa Ave, Yuba City, CA 95993
Phone(530) 673-3927

https://www.airbnb.com/welcome/evacuees/buttecounty?fbclid=IwAR3zudgLZs4F2aTRsR6seAnU-9P3cp5qMeBQXerWdOMeTNLO7x5UvAmlOKw


North Valley Animal Disaster Group

Due to the enormity of the situation, non-NVADG trained volunteers are being processed through Caring Choices in Chico1398 Ridgewood, Chico.  Work is in small animal shelters.  ABSOLUTELY NO EVACUATION WORK.   You must be cleared through Caring Choices to volunteer at a shelter.  Extreme danger in burned areas, law enforcement will not allow self-deployed volunteers behind fire lines.

https://www.nvadg.org/


Dog walking/animal care services at Yuba County Fairgrounds – Volunteers Needed:

http://ysfair.com/


North Valley Community Foundation & the Camp Fire Evacuation Relief Fund

Camp Fire Evacuation Relief Fund



In-kind Donations:  Collection Center, Oroville Municipal Auditorium, 1200 Myers, Oroville

Families Coming to Shop: Distribution Center, Hope Center, 1950 Kitrick Ave, Oroville

For In-kind Donations with Tractor Trailer Deliveries:  2850 Feather River Blvd., Call Todd at 530-282-6750 for delivery arrangements

Material donations

  • The Butte County Fairgrounds in Gridley need these donations: New towels, and new clothing in all sizes, including shoes, undergarments, sweatshirts and bras. They do not currently need food or water.
  • The Yuba-Sutter Fairgrounds in Yuba City are in need of pet food and supplies (collars, leashes), cat litter, food bowls for animals and hay for livestock. These can be dropped off at the livestock area of the fairgrounds.
  • The Yuba-Sutter Habitat For Humanity in Marysville is accepting material donations like clothing and shoes. Address: 202 D St., Marysville, CA 95901
  • The Sutter Fire Department, is taking donations of paper cups, paper plates, paper towels, animal food, new jackets, new coats, and bottled water. Address: 2340 California St., Sutter, CA 95982
  • Hope Center in Oroville is taking donations of warm clothes, shoes, socks, and coats (primarily for elderly residents). Address: 1950 Kitrick Ave Ste A, Oroville, CA 95966

North Valley Community Foundation: This nonprofit in Chico is raising money to support organizations that are sheltering evacuees of the Camp Fire. These could include churches, fairgrounds and community centers, said Logan Todd, a foundation spokesman.

United Way of Northern California has established the Shasta County Fire Relief Fund to help victims of the Carr Fire. To donate, people can text CARRFIRE to 91999 or visit the organization’s website.

The American Red Cross is providing shelter and aid for fire victims in Northern California. Those who want to help the organization can make $10 donations to the Red Cross by texting REDCROSS to 90999 or by visiting its website, redcross.org.

The Shasta Regional Community Foundation is accepting donations for its Community Disaster Relief Fund. The money collected will be funneled to local nonprofits and disaster relief organizations.

Butte County’s Camp Fire Information is directing donations to the North Valley Community Foundation – Camp Fire Evacuation Relief Fund

The Salvation ArmyDel Oro Division: We began our response work for the Camp Fire on November 8, and we’ve expanded our efforts as the fire has expanded.

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.

Caring Choices: This nonprofit, which is in Chico, California, has turned into a hub for organizing volunteers to help those affected by the Camp Fire. Volunteers are assigned a variety of duties, including caring for displaced animals and, for those who are certified doctors or nurses, offering medical care. The organization has paused taking on new volunteers for the next few days but still encourages applications. It said it will need extra hands in the coming weeks. Caring Choices is also seeking monetary donations for its operations.

Enloe Medical Center: This 298-bed hospital is in Chico, the site of multiple evacuation centers for the Camp Fire. It is accepting donations for patients and families who have been displaced.


Oroville Hope Center

https://www.orovillehopecenter.org/


B&B RV Center in Anderson, CA is offering deals on RV’s to Camp Fire refugees. We understand in this time of confusion & need there are thousands of families without homes. We are working diligently to ensure that units are delivered with a same day or next day turn around, depending on the size of the unit.

We are also accepting donations of all varieties for those in need. Any & everything will be accepted.

If at all possible, please help spread the word.

https://www.rvworld.com/dealer/b%20and%20b%20rv-california-anderson?scpc=moz&utm_source=moz&utm_campaign=directory&utm_medium=organic 


 

 

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