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Angora fire: Donations, distributions and fundraisers

n St. Theresa Catholic Church Parish Hall, corner of Lyons Avenue and Lake Tahoe Boulevard. Distributing nonperishable food, clothing, bedding and toiletries. Donations of nonperishable food will be accepted, but not other items at this time.

— Barton Hospital Foundation. Accepting checks, cash and credit card donations. Not accepting donations of items. Can make donation with credit card by calling (530) 543-5614. Can mail to Fire Relief, 2092 Lake Tahoe Blvd., Suite 400, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150 or delivered to Financial Services, 2155 South Ave., Suite 24, round building across from Barton Hospital.

— 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. The Humane Society is ready to match up foster homes with pet owners who have been evacuated. They will provide financial aid for veterinary care of pets injured from fire conditions. They also have instant ID tags for cats and dogs that can be used for temporary phone contact. Current need is for dog crates with doors, towels, small litter pans or equivalent. Call for special needs such as birds and exotics. More information: (530) 542-2857.

— Sierra Recovery Center. Accepting donations of toiletries, paper products, nonperishable food, laundry products and toys for children and teens. Not accepting monetary donations or clothing. 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 money at SLT Recreation Complex/Evacuation Center, 1180 Rufus Allen Blvd. Not accepting items. Donations may also be made online at Click link Angora fire. Anyone looking for relatives and friends can also access the Web site and click link for Safe & Well.

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— Tahoe Daily Tribune, 3079 Harrison Ave. Distributing toiletries, nonperishable food, clothing, bedding and toys. Also accepting money. Need sports equipment and games for children and teens. Not accepting additional clothing, bedding, toys. (530) 541-3880.

— First Baptist Church, 1053 Wildwood Ave. Needs pots and pans, dishes, toasters, utensils, gift certificates, games and sports equipment (no skis or bicycles) for children and teens. Distributing clothing, bedding, toys, toiletries, baby supplies, nonperishable food, TVs, gift certificates, CD and CD players. Daily. Information (530) 544-2743.

— Choices for Children, 1029 Takela Drive. Not accepting additional donations, except diapers and toiletries. 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 & Girls Club of Lake Tahoe, 1100 Lyons Ave. Distributing nonperishable food, toiletries, clothing, shoes, dry goods and bedding. 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. daily. Need laundry supplies, toiletries, games and sports equipment such as balls for children and teens. 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 lap top computers can plug them in.

— South Lake Tahoe Freecycle will accept donations and fire victims can request aid. Visit 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 message. For information call (530) 751-9331.

— G.B. General Engineering Contractor, Inc., and its employees has 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.

— 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.

— Jordan Morgenstern and Bruce Brown will donate any money gleaned from their video footage of the fire and the Law Offices of Jordan Morgenstern will match it.

— Wells Fargo customers affected by the Angora fire are encouraged to stop by their nearest Wells Fargo store to discuss their financial situations and options. Information: (800) 869-3557.

— Barton HealthCare Systems is providing free blood glucose meters and testing supplies to residents affected by the Angora fire. Call (530) 543-5548.

— Lake Tahoe Community College has established a fund for employees displaced by the Angora fire. Donations may be mailed to LTCCD Foundation – Angora Fire Employee Displacement Fund, One College Drive, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150, or donations may be made to any Bank of the West branch or online if you have a Bank of the West account. You need account name: LTCCD Foundation – Angora Fire Employee Displacement Fund Bank Account Number 186-133815. Bank Routing Number 12. To donate online through PayPal, go to the LTCC Web site:, click on the Donate button and go to the site for processing. Use an existing PayPal account or enter credit card information as requested.

— Musician Jerome Kessinger will collect donations for people displaced by the Angora fire at his “Help Tahoe Now” benefit live music shows. He will be at Fremont Bistro every Tuesday and Rojos every Wednesday from 9 p.m. to midnight. Information: (530) 314-3515.

— John Ascuaga’s Nugget has partnered with United Way of Northern Nevada and the Sierra to collect funds July 4 at Star Spangled Sparks to aid the victims of the Angora fire. All funds will go directly to the Angora Fire Relief Fund. Information: (800) 648-1177 or (775) 322-8668 or visit

— Hard Rock Café will host a “Crank It Up” promotion through July 31. Customers may round up their bill to the nearest dollar or more as a donation to assist with community fire relief efforts. Donations will go to the city of South Lake Tahoe and the local Red Cross chapter. Information: (775) 588-6200.

— Incline Village July 4 Boat Parade will raise donations for the victims of the Angora fire. All licensed boat owners will be asked to donate $5 per foot with all funds distributed by the Parasol Foundations. Sign up or phone donations to or (775) 832-5692.

— Robert Morris Construction, Inc., and its employees offer to donate free Bobcat, clean-up, and dump trailer services to Angora fire victims who are not covered by adequate insurance. RMC also offers free defensible space services such as tree limbing and thinning, brush clearing and duff removal to those who cannot perform the work themselves. Information: (530) 545-2414 or

— Alpen Sierra Coffee Co., 3940 Lake Tahoe Blvd., is collecting money for Angora fire victims. All collections will go directly to the fire victims.

— Tahoe Christian Ministries is coordinating donations and distribution of furniture for victims of Angora fire. For information call (530) 544-2624. Select 1 if you have a need for furniture. Select 2 If you have donations of furniture to offer. Select 3 If you have trucks and people to help move furniture.

— TSI and Blue Sky Events will donate 100 percent of all proceeds, raffle money and donation from the First Thursday event, July 5, at Heavenly Village to victims of the Angora fire. Donations will go directly to the Boys & Girls Club for the five families who have been displaced.

— A fundraiser for Angora fire victims will take place at 1 p.m. today at the South Lake Tahoe BMX race, 1100 Lyons Ave. Race fee is $10. Proceeds will go to the the Locals for Locals donation account at US Bank, 2850 Lake Tahoe Blvd.

— South Tahoe Educators Association has established a fund to help Lake Tahoe Unified School District employees who have lost their home or are displaced from the Angora fire. Donations may be made to South Tahoe Educators Association, Angora Fire Fund, P.O. Box 13206, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96151. Make checks payable to STEA.

— Sierra-at-Tahoe is offering space for victims of the Angora fire to store boats, RVs, motorcycles and snowmobiles. Displaced families may also stay at the resort, but there are no hook-ups available. Information: (530) 543-3132.

— Kirkwood Mountain Resort has established a relief fund and a collection site for food and clothing for those affected by the Angora fire. Temporary lodging is also being provided to employees and their families. Information: (209) 258-7384.

— Bank of America is accepting donations on behalf of the California Red Cross for victims of Angora fire. Checks should be made payable to American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund with Angora fire in the memo line. Account No. 04952-45264. Deposits may be made to any branch. BofA made a $20,000 donation.