Community Outreach: Drew Dental sends aid to Camp Fire Victims
“Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” – Theodore Roosevelt
As a small business, we have a responsibility to serve our community and to always give back, so we are sending dental hygiene supplies to the Camp Fire victims. A wonderful patient of ours will drive the supplies to the victims.
From the Redding Record Searchlight:
“These evacuees are staying in very small spaces together,” Hayden said. “If you bundle up a lot of used items, it’s not hygienic for people who are staying in congested spaces.” All are asking people to send cash donations and gift cards for now. Brown asked for “restaurant cards and Target (gift cards) so people can get clothes and toiletries, things they specifically need. There’s a serious need for gas cards, Brown said. Evacuees may roll into the center on their last drop of gas. “Shell stations, Chevrons, we have them all very close by,” he said. Hayden added to the list: “We have Raley’s, Food Maxx, Super Walmart and Grocery Outlet,” Hayden said. “Gas cards, fast food cards, even drugstore cards like Walgreens, Rite-Aid, CVS” are really helpful.”
The Camp Fire is the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in California history. Named after Camp Creek Road, its place of origin, the fire started on November 8, 2018, in Butte County, in Northern California. By the morning of November 13 the fire, fueled by strong winds, caused 56 civilian fatalities,injured 3 firefighters, covered an area of about 135,000 acres (55,000 ha), and either damaged or destroyed at least 8,817 structures, with most of the damage occurring within the first two days of the fire. The fire forced the evacuation of Centerville, Concow, Magalia, Paradise, Pulga, and Yankee Hill and threatened the communities of Butte Creek Canyon, Butte Valley, Chico, Forest Ranch, Helltown, Inskip, Oroville, and Stirling City. Within the first day, the Camp Fire had essentially destroyed the community of Concow and the town of Paradise,incinerating homes, businesses, churches, a hospital, schools, and a rest home. – wikipedia