Coalition distributing items for fire victims
The Community Care Coalition of Tahoe represents several organizations and churches that have received an overwhelming response in donated goods since the Angora fire.
At this time the coalition is in the process of securing a facility for central distribution. They ask that people hold any donations of clothing, sundries, furnishings, housewares and other items until they have a central distribution facility up and running. The task of sorting and setting up the facility is the first order of business. Handling the current load of donated items is going to be the main concern for some time. People who would like to help are asked to think about the coming seasonal shift.
“The outpouring of help and offering has been uplifting and heartwarming. We are extremely grateful for our regional friends and neighbors who have given so much to those in need,” said Lisa Marsh, Community Care Coalition of Tahoe secretary. “Please give us the opportunity to mobilize so that we can help those in need in best way possible.”
Anyone who has been affected by the Angora fire is encouraged to contact Community Care Coalition of Tahoe so they may begin to assess needs and offer assistance accordingly. The coalition is in the process of building the client base so they can better serve needs now and in months to come. Furnishings are available for temporary housing needs.
For more information about Community Care Coalition of Tahoe, call the Moose Lodge at (530) 541-1632 or e-mail Marsh at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In addition St. Theresa Catholic Church, 1081 Lyons Ave., has set up a “store” for Angora fire victims. They are accepting donations and distributing nonperishable foods. For more information and hours call Vicki Gonzales at (530) 544-0557.