Camp Fire: How you can help victims and evacuees
This article was last updated on Wednesday, November 14
Businesses and organizations are beginning to collect donations and supplies for Camp Fire victims and evacuees and they are asking for your help.
Here are the current locations where you can drop off donations--
- Donations were being accepted at the Glenn County Fairgrounds but due to all the amount of donations they received, they are no longer accepting donations. They are still accepting monetary and gift-card donations. You can drop them off at the Director's Hall at the Glenn County Fairgrounds.
- New items that still have tags on them can be dropped off at 1200 Myers Street in Oroville.
- Donations are also being accepted at Salco Energy, 22807 Antelope Boulevard in Red Bluff. Needed items include: new socks, new underwater all sizes and ages, adult diapers, blankets, jackets, luggage, air mattresses, camping items, tents, sleeping bags, mats and cots.
- Donations can also be made through the North Valley Community Foundation. If you would like to donate, click here.
- The Butte County Office of Education created the Schools Fire Relief Fund to provide a one-stop location where individuals or organizations can provide support directly to schools in Butte County. Donors can either specify a specific district or use (textbooks, clothes, etc.) for the funds or make an open donation. That fund is available here.
- Employees from Oak Bottom Marina on Whiskeytown Lake have set-up a donation site for people in Redding wanting to help Camp Fire victims. They will have a trailer set-up in the Redding Raley's parking lot from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, November 14 and Friday, November 16. They will be accepting only NEW items including water, diapers, pillows, blankets, toothbrushes, toothpaste, hairbrushes, shampoo, conditioner, lip balm, etc. The employees will then be taking the donation down to Butte County on Sunday, November 18.