Can You Donate to Help Local Firefighters?
According to Jim Hensley, owner of 2 Dye 4 Deisgns in Myers Flat, “We are collecting at the shop for our southern [fire] crews.” Bring your donations to 2 Dye 4 Deisgns or Four Mori in Myers Flat.
“[We’re] looking for drinks, snacks things in small packaging…Picnicker style / kid’s lunch stuff…. [Non-perishables] Things that the guys/gals can grab and go…. [We] already have cash donated and already have trucks to haul. Let’s get this going.”
[EDIT: Also needed are paper towels, zip lock baggies–both small and large, ice chests, toilet paper, paper towels, trash bags, plates, forks/spoons, etc.]
So folks, can you help? All donations need to be at the shops no later than 5 p.m.
Did you live further north? Pay It Forward is a Facebook page dedicated to helping firefighters in the northeastern Emerald Counties. The group suggests donating “nonperishable items, toiletries, baby wipes, baby powder, poison oak soaps, travel toothbrush sets.” Donate today at the News Channel 3 parking lot on Humboldt Hill from 2 to 4 p.m. “Stephanie will be collecting items.”
UPDATE 2:11 p.m.: These donations are for LOCAL crews working for our volunteer fire departments. Cal Fire spokesperson Laura Coleman states, “[W]e are not allowed to take in gifts since the public pays for us to be there already. We…love to hear from the people of the community and I am so grateful they are here for us but we are not suppose to take monetary items. We do the job we do for the people who pay us to be there. That is the most rewarding part of the job.”
UPDATE 3:44 p.m.: Alderpoint Fire’s Facebook page at about 1:30 requested no more perishables but would like ice chests.