Catholic Charities Collecting Donations for Calif. Fire Victims

Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada is launching a Disaster Relief initiative to collect needed goods to transport by truck this week and continuing as needed to victims of the Camp Fire in Butte County.

California residents have suffered devastating losses in the Chico-Paradise-Oroville area from the Camp Fire that has ravaged the area.

Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada is asking members of the community to bring their donations to the main campus located at 500 E. 4th St to the St. Vincent’s Helping Hands door. Volunteers are on site to receive donations.

“It is our job to help. When a natural disaster strikes, Catholic Charities not only holds the victims in their prayers, we are called to action to provide boots-on-the-ground assistance. We are asking everyone in our community to drop off donations of warm clothing, blankets, paper goods and toiletries and we will take them directly to those in need,” said Marie Baxter, CEO, Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada.

  • Who: Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada & The St. Vincent’s Programs
    What: Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada is launching a Disaster Relief initiative to collect needed daily goods to transport by truck this week to Chico, Paradise and Oroville.
  • When: Now through the end of November
  • Where: 500 E. 4th St. Reno, NV 89512
  • Why: Our neighbors in Northern California have suffered devastating losses in the Chico-Paradise-Oroville area from the Camp Fire that has ravaged the area since Thursday last week. People have lost everything and are in need.

“We will deliver items to the main donation centers in Oroville and Chico as directed by Butte County officials and through the network of Catholic parishes over the next two weeks, and longer if there is still a need. Our number one job is to help those in need and now is the time,” said Baxter.

Donations that we receive that cannot be used in California will be donated to our St. Vincent’s Thrift Store – so 100% of every donation will help those in crisis.

Needed Items

  • Visa gift card
  • Warm clothes (Jackets, hats, gloves)
  • Blankets
  • Shoes (sizes 8-11 for men, and 7-9 for women, preferably new)
  • Paper products (toilet paper, forks, spoons, paper plates, paper towels)
  • Toiletries (Toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant, soap)
  • Women’s and Men’s undergarments (new only!)

Here’s the link to the most up-to-date information – http://www.buttecounty.net/

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