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Supply distribution center opens for Helena Fire victims

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WEAVERVILLE, Calif. - The Weaverville Lions Club, in partnership with the Red Cross and the Salvation Army. have opened a supply distribution center for victims of the Helena Fire.

Located at 1306 Nugget Lane in Weaverville, the organizations opened up to the public on Monday. They plan to stay open for two weeks, but will extend the dates longer if needed. It will be open from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. everyday except for Sunday. Sunday hours are 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.

"I was talking to one of the guys the other day who said 'I was going to go get my tools. Oh, I don't have tools anymore', you know? So, we have rakes and shovels, toilet paper, all the necessities," said Jim French a Board of Directors member for the Weaverville Lions Club.

The Lions Club has a "Fire Fund" they raise money for exactly this reason.

They are giving away tools, toiletries, waters, cleaning supplies, and even sifters to sift through the remains.

Many of the tools were donated from Ace Hardware.

"If I could think of one word about this town it's 'generosity'", French said. "People come together and they'll do whatever it takes to assist these folks."

If you have lost your home or have been displaced, they encourage you to stop by for help. You only need to bring yourself, and an ID if you have one.

If you would like to donate to the Lion's "fire fund" you can send a check made out to the Weaverville Lion's Club to P.O. Box 386 Weaverville, CA. Make sure to write "fire fund" in the memo or donate to their Go Fund Me page.

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