Mikasa building lease signed, volunteers needed
After nearly three months of negotiation, a lease has been signed for the Mikasa building to serve as a central collection point for donations intended for Angora fire victims.
The building is located at 2011 Lake Tahoe Blvd. The lease was negoatiated by Kathay Lovell, South Lake Tahoe mayor, El Dorado County Supervisor Norma Santiago, the owners of the building, and the Loyal Order of the Moose board, and Moose member Rus Wilson.
Items to be stored in the center include food, clothing, new and lightly used furniture, appliances, household goods and counseling if needed.
The call goes out to all who would like to give back and serve their community through volunteer service at the facility. The process of setting up the facility for the Angora Fire family’s needs will continue on Wednesday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Volunteers should bring brooms, garbage bags, buckets, mops, window cleaners, bathroom cleaners, paper towels, and anything else you can think of that would help in the clean-up of the interior of the building, said Pamela Bettencourt, chair
of the Community Care Information and Resource Center of Tahoe.
Also needed for the facility are tables, chairs, extension cords, coat hangers and shelving. Those who donate these good for temporary use should put their name and phone number on the items in a noticeable place so they can be returned.
A volunteer sign-up schedule is available. Call Bettencourt for any questions: (530) 318-3349-Cell / (530) 542-7302- Office.