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Here's How You Can Help Those Affected By the California Wildfires

Post Date:11/13/2018 7:48 PM
We are devastated to hear of the tragedies caused by the wildfires across the state, and we hope those affected by the fires are able to find safety and are no longer in harm’s way. The City of Rancho Cordova stands with you and with the first responders fighting the fires, and we are working with local agencies and organizations to assist in efforts to provide aid to those affected.

The City has heard from many residents who want to assist those who were displaced due to the fires. Here are some ways that you can help out:

Help through Monetary Donations:
• Donations can also be made to the American Red Cross at https://www.redcross.org/donate/donation.html/
• Habitat for Humanity at https://www.habitatca.org/california-fire-relief/
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• The North Valley Community Foundation is a community organization based in Chico, CA that is collecting donations for evacuation centers non-profits directly serving evacuees. You can send monetary donations to NVCF at www.NVCF.org.

Help for Schools: Butte County Schools Fire Relief Fund: Multiple schools in Butte County have been lost, displacing at least 4,000 students from pre-school through high school. The Butte Schools Foundation has set up a relief fund and has identified their immediate needs as cash donations to buy gas cards, gift cards, and bus passes along with other monetary needs for the schools. You can donate to help Butte County schools at https://www.nvcf.org/fund/butte-county-schools-fire-relief-fund/.

Help with Supplies: The Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department Youth Services Unit is hosting a supply drive for those affected by the Camp Fire. Items requested include blankets, pillows, diapers, ready-to-eat foods, undergarments, over-the-counter medications, first aid kits, socks, hand sanitizer, toilet paper, soap, shampoo, razors, toothpaste, and toothbrushes. They are requesting only new items that will be delivered to selected fire evacuation centers. The supply drive will be held Wednesday, November 14 from 8am to 2pm at the Walmart located at 5821 Antelope Road, Sacramento, CA.

Help for Animals: North Valley Animal Disaster Group: Rancho Cordova Neighborhood Services will be accepting donations of food or supplies for displaced pets. You can drop off pet supplies during the hours of 8am to 5pm at 2880 Gold Tailings Court, Rancho Cordova to be delivered to displaced pet owners. You can also send monetary donations by visiting https://www.nvadg.org/.

Help through Volunteering: The Salvation Army: If you wish to volunteer at the distribution center at 1100 Marauder Street, Chico CA, you can call or text Julie Treanor at (775) 636-1551. Volunteers will be needed for sorting, running the distribution “store” for victims, and for accepting donations.

We will continue to provide updated information on how you can help those affected by the California wildfires.
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