Ways to Help Locally Victims of the Camp Wildfire in Butte County

Butte County has activated a volunteer network to deal with fire relief efforts through Caring Choices, a non-profit organization whose mission is to “fill in the gaps” of community services.  Visit their website at http://www.caring-choices.org/camp-fire.html for updates on the Camp Fire response and relief efforts.


DONATIONS

-Caring Choices needs N95 respirator masks for volunteers.  You can donate masks at their office in Chico, located at 1398 Ridgewood Dr.  Respirator masks can be purchased at Home Depot, Lowes and most hardware stores.

-The American Red Cross needs the following NEW donated items: Clothing, bedding, toiletries, water bottles, batteries, feminine hygiene products, toilet paper, non-perishable food and first-aid items. Drop off items at Bidwell Presbyterian Church – 201 W. 1st Street, Chico, CA

VOLUNTEERING

-Caring Choices needs volunteers throughout the disaster response and recovery efforts. Relief efforts will be a marathon, not a sprint. Anyone interested in volunteering must apply online. Click HERE for more information and a 3-page application.

The response to requests for help has been overwhelming.  Caring Choices is already processing thousands of volunteer applications. If you have submitted one but have not heard back, they ask that you NOT call to follow up so they can continue to process applications and identify volunteer needs in the community.

-Click HERE for Camp Fire Donation Center Volunteer form. The application form lists the types of volunteer jobs available.

OFFER SHELTER TO EVACUEES THROUGH AIRBNB

-If you would like to offer your home for free to evacuees from November 8 through November 29 through Airbnb click HERE
To sign up your home click HERE

**BIG thanks to btc member Karen Steele who took the initiative to  research and share this information!**