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California Wildfires

California Wildfires

The year 2018 is on the record books for when fires ravaged the state of California, causing hundreds of thousands of acres of land to burn, tens of thousands of homes to be destroyed, and many lives to be lost. 

In response to the Carr Fire and the Mendocino Complex Fire in the summer of 2018, C&S stepped up to help with:

  • 65,596 pounds of coffee, water, granola bars, peanut butter and jelly donated to the American Red Cross. The items were delivered two to high schools that were being used as temporary shelters.
  • 27,377 pounds of soup, pasta, canned milk, cereal, peanut butter, etc. were donated to the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano, a member of the Feeding America network.
  • 54,801 pounds of soup, pasta, canned milk, cereal, peanut butter, etc. were donated to the Redwood Empire Food Bank’s distribution center in Santa Rosa CA.  Redwood Empire Food Bank is a member of the Feeding America network.

The Camp Fire has been the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in California to date. Named after Camp Creek Road, its place of origin, the fire started on November 8, 2018, in Butte County, in Northern California.  C&S provided:

  • Two truckloads of items, including of bottled water, Gatorade and snacks for firefighters, first responders and families in need, as well as pet food, donated to The Oroville Hope Center (activated as a receiving center).
  • A donation of 973 cases to the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano of  personal care products (hand and body lotion, hand sanitizer, lip balm, analgesics, shampoo, toothbrushes and toothpaste) items including granola bars and baby food.  The Food Bank is a member of the Feeding America network and supplies 30+ community kitchens and food pantries in towns impacted by The Camp Fire.
  •  A donation of 12,000 pounds of high-demand items, including water, peanut butter, juice, cereal and snacks to the American Red Cross.
  • 60 turkeys, donated by our employees in California to the Salvation Army and the Red Cross, in time for Thanksgiving.
  • A grant to the American Red Cross toward underwriting wildfire response expenses: sheltering, food, first aid, health and mental health services.
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