Sgt. Ivan Wilde from the Sacramento Region Salvation Army:
The Salvation Army continues to support the Butte County area with food assistance and emotional and spiritual care for individuals affected by the Camp Fire. Here is a list of sites where Salvation Army teams are currently assisting:
- Bidwell Jr High School--2376 North Ave.
- Neighborhood Church--2801 Notre Dame Blvd.
- Pleasant Valley Baptist Church-- 13539 Garner Ln.
- Butte College--3536 Butte Campus Dr.
- Oroville Nazarene Church--2238 Monte Vista Ave.
- Butte County Fairgrounds--199 E Hazel St, Gridley, CA 95948
- Glenn County Fairgrounds--221 E Yolo St, Orland, CA 95963
- Yuba-Sutter Fairgrounds-- 442 Franklin Ave, Yuba City, CA 95991
Since Thursday, nearly 13,000 meals have been served to evacuees and first responders from all of the feeding sites.
Monetary donations are needed at this time. The Salvation Army will utilize the funds to provide ongoing and future assistance in the Butte County area.
To give, visit www.gosalarmy.org or call 1-800-SAL-ARMY (1-800-725-2769).
Katrina Woodcox, Executive Director of Butte Humane Society:
With over 8,000 homes destroyed by the Camp Fire, the upcoming weeks and months will be very challenging for those needing to rebuild their lives. Butte Humane Society is accepting animal donations and has opened the BHS Pet Food & Supply Pantry to help displaced pet owners as well as those who have taken in family and friends with pets.
Donations can be made at our 2580 Fair Street warehouse (across the street from the dog kennels) every day from 9 am – 5 pm.
Find them on Facebook by searching Butte Humane Society.
A Few Words From KFBK Morning Anchor Cristina Mendonsa:
We know thousands are suffering. 52,000 Californians are faced with rebuilding their houses and lives in a place that no longer looks like home. Even if you aren't directly impacted, hearing about the devastation and pain and death is hard and wearing. The smoke enveloping the state is a constant reminder.
It is our job to report the deaths and the destruction but I've always believed news organizations are connectors too. I'm proud of our KFBK For The Community coverage today. We're highlighting people and organizations that are rushing in to help. Our hope is to connect you to ways you can assist too if you don't know how to best to help. Our intention is also to highlight the good that is rushing in to counter the painful. We should hear those stories too.
Thank you to these guests this morning and the others out there easing suffering with every kind act:
- Sacramento County Sheriff's Sgt. Cary Trznsky
- Former Congressman Doug Ose
- Frank from the Sexy Panda Truck
- SBA chief Linda McMahon
- Kelly Simone from Be Kind Canine
- Raquel's Pet Treat Shop and Dreaming Dog Brewery