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Wednesday - November 14, 2018
The Camp Fire in Butte County is already the most destructive wildfire in California state history. According to Cal Fire, as of today, it has taken the lives of 48 people and destroyed 7,600 homes and 260 commercial buildings. Tens of thousands of people remain displaced. It has burned through 130,000 acres, and is still only 35% contained.
Butte County is within the AIA Central Valley Chapter membership boundary and, as with the Carr fire in Redding, we will be reaching out to our members individually to determine their specific needs.
In addition, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Small Business Administration (SBA) will be arriving to set-up a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) with Butte County officials and other agencies in the coming days to serve as a one-stop shop to provide critical services. AIACV intends to set-up a table, jointly with the local ASLA Chapter (and perhaps other allied organizations as well) to provide access to materials and resources, such as the AIACC public-facing website, ArchitectsHelp.org
If you are interested in volunteering to set-up and / or staff the DRC table or donate supplies that we can deliver on your behalf, please contact Kimberly Anderson at email@example.com. This is a great way for firms to get involved in supporting the victims of the fire.
Additionally, here is a link with ways to immediately help those impacted by the fires, compiled by Capitol Public Radio: http://www.capradio.org/articles/2018/11/12/how-to-help-victims-of-the-camp…
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The North Valley Community Foundation has two funds: The Camp Fire Evacuation Relief Fund and the Butte County Schools Fire Relief Fund. Donors can make an open gift to the school fund, or designate a specific use, like textbooks or school supplies. Donations are accepted through the foundations’ website.
Monetary donations may also be made to the American Red Cross. Visit www.redcross.org, call 1-800-733-2767 or text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.
The United Way of Northern California is taking donations for its NorCal Fire Relief Fund through its website and by text: send the message BUTTEFIRE to 91999.