As we give thanks for our blessings over the next few days, we also remember those who lost everything in the Paradise area. Our heart and our resources will be focused to support neighbors to the north through this coming Holiday Season. C. S. Lewis said, "I do not believe one can settle how much we ought to give. I am afraid the only safe rule is to give more than we can spare.... There ought to be things we should like to do and cannot do because our charitable expenditure excludes them.”
The time to give generously is now. I have included a list of places that would allow each of us to take C.S. Lewis’ words to heart and maybe forgo some of our good fortunes to lift those in need.
Thank you for all you do and will do as we work together to ease the burdens of others.
Recommended Relief Organizations:
The Red Cross and the North Valley Community Foundation are suggesting that financial contributions are the best way to help because then needs can be sized up and items purchased.
Red Cross: www.redcross.org or 1-800-733-2767
North Valley Community Foundation: www.nvcf.org or 1-530-891-1150.
Other ways to donate:
The Red Cross and AT&T are partnering up: text CAWILDFIRES to 90999 to make a $10 donation.
The Salvation Army: Del Oro Division
United Way of Northern California Relief Fund: To donate text BUTTEFIRE to 91999.
Wells Fargo customers can make donations to the Red Cross at ATMs through Nov. 27. The bank says 100 percent of contributions will be sent to the American Red Cross.