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. Currently, 8,000 firefighters from various areas are 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.
If you are local to the greater Lynchburg area, you may have seen that we have had our Gleaning For The World tractor trailer parked outside of Sam’s Club on Wards Road in Lynchburg this week. We will continue accepting donations next week from 10am until 6pm, Monday through Wednesday, August 13-15. We are asking our local community to help us fill our trucks by donating any of the supplies listed below. Financial donations may also be given in person at our collection site.
Thank you for helping us get these critically needed supplies to those who need them most.
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
Plastic Food Containers
Easy Open/Pop-Top Foods
Plastic Service Products
Personal Care Items
Feminine Hygiene Items
First Aid Kits
Plastic Totes w/Lids
Food – Cans/Bags
Trash Bags – All Sizes
Gleaning For The World is a tax exempt 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
Your donation is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.