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Tahoe aids Southern California

Beth Moxley knows the hearts of Lake Tahoe residents, which is why she is confident in her ability to fill a semi-truck trailer with supplies bound for San Diego’s fire-stricken population.

“I know how much help we sent to the South Shore during the Angora fire and how much help we got from Southern California during the fires,” Moxley said. “The people of San Diego need us.”

She watched with tear-filled eyes as TV reports showed the devastation in San Diego.

By Thursday, wind-driven fires destroyed about 1,800 homes and 700 square miles in the San Diego area, according to The Associated Press.

Moxely grew up there, attended college at San Diego State University and still has family in the area.

“I just sat there, crying, thinking these people need our help,” Moxley said.

With that in mind, she is asking people to come to Rockwood Tree Service in Kings Beach with donations.

She is readying a semi-truck for the 10-hour haul South to San Diego’s Qualcomm Stadium, which is home to nearly 10,000 evacuees.

Moxley hopes people will show up to Rockwood’s home office at 8197 Speckled Ave. in Kings Beach with supplies. She is asking for bottled water, nonperishable food, shampoo, toothbrushes, children’s clothes, blankets and other hygiene supplies and essentials.

“Just think of the things you would want to use and the things you use every day,” Moxley said. “We hope to have the trailer full and leave as soon as possible.”

She said she plans on making multiple trips to Southern California. “We’ll go back as often as they need us,” she said.

For more information or to find out how you can donate, call Moxley at (775) 832-0777.

In addition, those wishing to make a monetary donation may do so through the Red Cross. You can call the Red Cross at (800) REDCROSS, or visit the http://www.redcross.com Web site. Donations made with the intent of funding the California fires will be honored.

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