Oct 19, 2014 8:09 PM by Vanessa Vasconcelos
Chico residents have teamed up with the Red Cross to give back to the victims of the boles fire. It all started with two friends who sell together at the Chico flea market. They decided to get fellow vendors involved and from there they were able to help the people of Weed.
More than a month after the Boles Fire devastated the City of Weed, clean up efforts are still underway.
The arrest of Ronald Beau Marshall, accused of starting the fire, gave some residents closure, but it's far from replacing all they've lost.
The 479 acre blaze forced thousands of people to evacuate while destroying 150 homes as well as 8 businesses.
140 miles away vendors at the chico flea market are doing their part to lend a helping hand. With years of experience in the event planning business under her belt, Fifi Hernandez wanted to give back. She spends her weekends at the Chico Flea market selling her crochet creations. That's when the idea came.
In addition to a food and clothing drive, vendors at the Flea Market donated a portion of their weekend sales. All proceeds from sales, as well as the food and clothing donations will be given to the Red Cross. If you weren't able to make it out, for ways you can donate visit the red cross website.