June 26, 2007
• St. Theresa Catholic Church Parish Hall, corner of Lyons Avenue and Lake Tahoe Boulevard: Free meals for fire victims and volunteers through Friday. Breakfast 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.; Lunch noon to 2 p.m.; and Dinner 4 to 6 p.m. Nonperishable food also available. Donations of nonperishable food will be accepted, but no clothing.
• Barton Hospital Foundation: Accepting checks, cash and credit card donations. Can make donation with credit card by calling (530) 543-5612. Can mail to Fire Relief, P.O. Box 99578, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96158 or delivered to Financial Services, 2155 South Ave., Suite 24.
• Sierra Recovery Center: Accepting donations of clothing, toiletries, especially socks, underwear, shoes and pajamas for all ages. Not accepting monetary donations. SRC center is open daily to accept and distribute donations. Will be open Saturday from 9 a.m.to 3 p.m., 1137 Emerald Bay Road. (530) 541-5190.
• American Red Cross. Accepting monetary donations at SLT Recreation Complex/Evacuation Center, 1180 Rufus Allen Blvd. Not accepting items. Donations may also be made online at http://www.sacsierraredcross.org. Click link Angora fire. Anyone looking for relatives and friends can also access the Web site and click link for Safe & Well.
• Tahoe Daily Tribune, 3079 Harrison Ave.: Accepting and distributing toiletries, nonperishable food and clothing. Also accepting money donations. Not accepting additional clothing and bedding. (530) 541-3880.
• First Baptist Church, 1053 Wildwood Ave.: Accepting and distributing clothing, bedding, toys, toiletries, baby supplies, nonperishable food, TVs, gift certificates, CD and CD players – anything and everything. Daily. Information (530) 544-2743.
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• Choices for Children, 1029 Takela Drive: Not accepting additional donations. Can call (530) 541-5848 to see if donations are needed. Distributing clothing for adults and children, bottled water and energy drinks, toys, toiletries and bedding from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
• Boys and Girls Club of Lake Tahoe, 1100 Lyons Ave.: Accepting and distributing clothing, shoes, dry goods and bedding. 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. Information: (530) 542-0838.
• Charter Communications has wired the evacuation center at the SLT Recreation Center for cable TV and supplied a high-speed data service as well as a large-screen TV for fire victims. Two desktop computers donated by the Lions Club of Reno are available, and people who have laptop computers can plug them in.
• South Lake Tahoe Freecycle will accept donations, and fire victims can request aid. Visit yahoogroups.com and go to Freecycle SLT.
• Telesec Answering Service has offered to take incoming calls for fire victims and hold messages. Displaced people whose phones no longer work can arrange to dispatch and receive messages. For information, call (530) 751-9331.
— El Dorado Animal Control, 1120 Shakori Drive in Meyers, will accept pets at the shelter for people who have been evacuated. Officers are also available to rescue animals. People who find animals displaced by the fire may take them to the shelter. For more information call (530) 577-1766.
• Lake Tahoe Humane Society and S.P.C.A., 1221 Emerald Bay Road at the “Y.” Accepting donations and making distributions of dry name-brand dog and cat food, cat litter and pans and towels. Foster families are also needed. For more information call (530) 542-2857.
• G.B. General Engineering Contractor Inc. and its employees have offered to donate time and resources to help fire victims who need heavy equipment to recover valuables. Call Dave Galicia at (530) 308-6301.
• Tahoe Businesses Who Care. Business are requested to donate any percentage or make a one-time donation to the program to help victims of the Angora fire. The Tahoe Douglas Rotary Club will collect donations from Tahoe Businesses Who Care and distribute them to local nonprofit organizations. To participate in the program, contact Jana Ney Walker at (530) 544-6119 or Joe Zarachoff at (775) 588-6616, or e-mail TahoeBusinessesWhoCare@gmail.com.
• Lake Tahoe South Shore Chamber of Commerce has established a fire fund at U.S. Bank, P.O. Box 17640, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96151.
• Harrah’s lake Tahoe is planning a major fundraising concert to benefit people affected by the Angora fire. Spokesman John Packer said performers from across the nation have contacted the gaming organization with interest in participating.
• Vail Resorts, Inc., and Heavenly Mountain Resort will donate $75,000 to communities impacted by fire near South Lake Tahoe. Five dollars from each future sale of 2007-’08 Heavenly season passes will go to those impacted by the Angora fire.