Gleaning For The World Is Responding To The California Wildfires

Right now, we’re collecting disaster relief supplies, and we need your help!

According to reports, more than 170,000 acres have burned and over 1,600 structures have been destroyed, in and around Redding, California as a result of the Carr fire that has been growing since July 23rd. Also, in Logoda, California, the Mendocino Complex fire is now the largest wildfire in California’s history, with over 290,000 acres destroyed by the flames. Both fires are still continuing to grow.

With California’s ever-growing population combined with climate changes and rising temperatures, each new fire brings new challenges. At one point, there were over 8,000 firefighters from various areas battling these blazes. Thousands of residents are displaced; many, permanently.

Our team at Gleaning has been closely monitoring reports about this fire and we’ve been in communication with our partners in California to determine how we can help most effectively.  Our immediate goal is to fill our first two tractor trailer loads of urgently needed supplies that can help so many who have been displaced and are living in temporary housing or shelters.  In addition, we also want to provide the thousands of firefighters in harm’s way with food and water, to help keep them nourished and hydrated.

Your financial donation can make a difference!

If you would like to give a financial donation, you may do so by clicking the one of the Donate buttons on this page and by typing “Fire” in the comment section on the donation page. These donations will help cover the collection, assembly, and transportation of getting these supplies to California.

Thank you for helping us get these critically needed supplies to those who need them most. 

 

 

Disaster Relief Supplies
 

Financial Donations Are Also Greatly Needed: 

Drop Off Contribution At Collection Site
Make Credit Card Donation At  www.gftw.org
Mail Checks Payable To:

Gleaning For The World
P.O. Box 645
Concord, VA24538

Product Donations Needed:  MUST BE NEW / UNUSED

Food Items

Non-Perishable
Manual Can-Openers
Plastic Food Containers
Zip-Lock Bags
Easy Open/Pop-Top Foods
Snack Foods
Plastic Service Products
(Plates/Cups/Cutlery/Etc.)

Baby Supplies

Diapers/Wipes
Personal Care Items
Infant/Baby Formula

Personal Care

Toothbrushes/Toothpaste
Deodorants/Shampoos/Soaps
Combs/Brushes
Adult Diapers/Depends
Feminine Hygiene Items
First Aid Kits

Shelter Supplies
Tarps/Work Gloves
Batteries/Flashlights
Emergency Candles
Clotheslines/Pins
Plastic Totes w/Lids

Pet Supplies
Food – Cans/Bags
Litter/Collars/Leashes

Household Items
Cleaning Supplies
Mops/Brooms/Dust Pans
Paper Products
Laundry Detergent
Rakes/Shovels
Trash Bags – All Sizes

Other
Healthy Juices
Gatorade

Gleaning For The World is a tax exempt 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
Your donation is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.