Nov. 14, 2018 – – The almond community in the far north of the valley has been seriously impacted by the devastating Camp Fire. The death toll is anticipated to be the largest in California history. Below is information provided by your colleagues in that area on how to help:

The American Red Cross is accepting online donations to help people affected by the California wildfires (select the appropriate option from the dropdown menu). You can also donate by calling 1-800-733-2767 or texting “CAWILDFIRES” to 90999.

Organizations accepting donations for Camp Wildfire relief:

The Chico-based nonprofit North Valley Community Foundation is accepting online donations to an Evacuation Relief Fund that will support organizations that are sheltering Camp Fire evacuees.

The Butte County Office of Education has set up a Schools Relief Fund, administered online by the North Valley Community Foundation, to directly benefit Butte County schools. Donors can either specify a district or use for their money (such as textbooks or clothes) or make an open donation.

The county’s Camp Fire Emergency Response Program is accepting donated items at 2850 Feather River Blvd. in Oroville. A list of needed items is available here from the Oroville Hope Center.

Tri Counties Bank has started the Camp Fire Fund 2018 account with an initial deposit of $25,000 to benefit victims of the fires ravaging our communities in the Paradise, California area. Those who would like to make monetary donations to the Camp Fire Fund 2018 can at any Tri Counties Bank Branch or they can make a donation online.

All funds collected will be distributed to people in need through local non-profit emergency relief agencies directly serving fire victims with immediate needs. These non-profit organizations have been vetted as trusted and well-managed direct emergency service providers and include:

United Way of Northern California

The Salvation Army

Northern Valley Catholic Social Services