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Sunday Event Postponed

November 17th, 2018 · No Comments

Due to the horrible and injurious air quality in the Bay Area, we are postponing our Sunday, Nov. 18th event with Nick Mamatas and Michael Marshall Smith to a later date. Everyone in the area is advised to stay indoors, avoid exertion, and wear a mask while outdoors.

In the meantime – PLEASE consider helping in some small way, the many thousands affected by these terrible fires in Northern California. They’ve simply lost everything.

Here’s how to help

  • Money, gift cards desperately needed
  • Shell, Chevron gas cards – Evacuees may roll into the center on their last drop of gas.
  • Target, Raley’s, Food Maxx, Super Walmart, Grocery Outlet, Walgreen’s, Rite-Aid, Dollar General, Big Lots and CVS are some of the local stores, where evacuees can get clothes and toiletries, things they specifically need
  • Material items needed are new, or gently used and clean, backpacks, duffle bags, luggage, new (with tags and packaging) undergarments for all ages and genders.
  • Pet food, cat litter, livestock feed – check with a local Petco or livestock feed store.

The Salvation Army is opening a distribution center 10:00 a.m. Tuesday at 1100 Marauder Street in Chico. The organization only accepts brand new items and also needs donations of money and gift cards, including to local stores and gas retailers. Supplies that are needed include:

  • New underwear and socks
  • New blankets and pillows
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Non-perishable foods
  • Frozen turkeys
  • New toys for Christmas

The distribution site will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Call 530-776-1009 for information. For large donations, call to set up a drop-off time.

The William R. Pritchard Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital, U.C. Davis: Call 752-7024 and leave a message or go here to give to the fund.

This hospital needs monetary donations to help care for animals injured in the Camp Fire. All of the hospitals patients covered by this fund at Camp Fire refugees. It currently has more than 30 cats and other animals including horses, pigs and goats getting care for burns and other injuries.

Pleasant Valley Baptist Church: The church at 13539 Garner Lane in Chico is taking donations daily from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and currently has about 250 evacuees.

Current needs are:

  • Monetary donations
  • Visa and gift cards

The church is also taking financial donations to help with the evacuation center. Call 343-0555. Specify that you want your donation to go to “Camp Fire” and go to the church in person or donate online.

Butte County Fair grounds: Drop off or mail gift cards and monetary donations to the fairgrounds at 199 East Hazel St. in Gridley. Call 530-846-3626 for more information.

Gift cards are needed for evacuees to pay vet bills and replace items lost in the fire.

  • Visa cards
  • Gas cards
  • Gift cards to grocery stores
  • Gift cards to restaurants and clothing stores

Neighborhood Church of Chico: The church accepts mail and drop off donations at the Evacuation Shelters, Neighborhood Church of Chico, 2801 Notre Dame Blvd. in Chico, California 95928.
Call 530-343-6006 or go here.

Needs at this evacuation center include:

  • Monetary donations
  • Visa and gift cards
  • Bleach/antibacterial wipes
  • Large (33-gallon or larger) trash bags
  • New underwear with tags
  • New socks with tags
  • New sweatpants and sweatshirts with tags

Oroville Hope Center: To mail donations send to Oroville Hope Center, 1950 Kitrick Ave A, Oroville, California 95966. Drop off donations 8 a..m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Saturday at 2850 Feather River Blvd. in Oroville. Call 538-8398. Donate money here.

This facility provides for several area Red Cross evacuation sites. The center doesn’t need any more clothing at this time, but the center’s current list of needs includes:

  • Monetary donations
  • Visa and gift cards
  • Men’s trousers and shoes
  • Warm gloves
  • New hair brushes and hair ties
  • Non-latex gloves
  • Air mattresses
  • New sleeping bags
  • New children’s underwear
  • New pillows and heavy blankets
  • New towels
  • Tents
  • Can openers
  • Ready-to-eat meals such as soup, chili and granola bars, as well as non-perishable beverages.

Yuba-Sutter Fair grounds evacuation center: Bring donations to the Yuba-Sutter Fairgrounds at 442 Franklin Ave. in Yuba City, California 95991; call 530-812-3815 or donate online on the Yuba County Facebook page. Donations can also be sent or dropped off at the Habitat for Humanity Yuba/Sutter ReStore at 202 D St. in Marysville, California 95901

Donations are needed for evacuated people and animals. These include:

  • Monetary donations
  • Visa and gift cards
  • Gas cards
  • New pet food
  • Cat litter
  • Livestock feed

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