YANKEE HILL, Calif. - Camp Fire survivors still living in RVs and trailers got recieved free propane tanks in front of the Pines Yankee Hill Hardware store on Sunday.
52 donated tanks were delivered in a truck driven by Jocelyn Cronin, the founder of Campaign Propane: Operation Warmth. The propane tanks were given away for free to Butte County residents still impacted by the Camp Fire.
A Message form Jocelyn Cronin. founder of Camp Propane Operation Warmth
I’m not from Paradise. I didn’t lose my home in Butte County. I was trying to help almost immediately on Paradise Adopt a Family Facebook page.
My husband and I helped with go-fund-me’s, donations and wish lists.
Being the wife of a retired firefighter and paramedic of 36 years, we sought out to adopt a firefighter family that lost all.
We are still in touch and follow the needs of our adopted family/families.
We had been helping here and there and I wanted to do more and try to make a difference, so I decided to do a birthday month fundraiser on Facebook in January. Having made many trips to deliver donations of clothing household items and furniture, I sought out the best way to use my funds.
I realized there was a never-ending need for propane, which is used for heating, cooking and showering, and I was determined to meet that need.
The birth of CAMPAIGN PROPANE OPERATION WARMTH was launched.
I took my idea to Angela DeCarli of DeCarli’s Propane in Petaluma, California and we came up with the perfect solution to help those now living in trailers and temporary housing that were trying to desperately make ends meet for their family.
With your donation of $44.95 to DeCarli’s Propane, that will buy one 5-gallon tank, or a donation $91.85 will buy a 7-gallon tank for a survivor and their family.
DeCarli’s will then fill it for free and my campaign will deliver the tanks to survivors of the Butte County Camp Fire.
To further my campaign, I enlisted the help of the National Victim Support Network to assist with donations and organization for a larger campaign.
If you are unable to make the requested monetary donation, any donation will help and go directly to the Propane Campaign under the direction of myself. All donations are tax deductible as the National Victim Support Network is a Section 501 (c) (3) public charity. Help me Help them!
The "Campaign Propane: Operation Warmth" is being provided through the National Victim Support Network.
Cronin wanted to thank some other organizations who are making the propane delivery possible, such as DeCarli Propane and Throwing Starfish Foundation.
"They just lost everything and they're living in trailers now so they're so grateful for anything. Their attitudes are amazing," Cronin said.
The National Victims Support Network was founded by Omar D. Delgado after the June 2016 Pulse nightclub massacre in Orlando, Flordia to give strength and hope through the journey of healilng.
Delgado said, "We stand with the survivors of the Camp Fire and are doing our part to help rebuild Butte County, most notably Paradise, Magalia and Concow."
"I hope more organizations and individuals will stand with the National Victims Support Network and Campaign Propane: Operation Warmth and make a donation to our efforts to restore Butte County to the way it was before the Camp Fire," said Delgado.
For more information about the propane campaign, the National Victim Support Network, or to donate to their recovery efforts just CLICK THIS LINK.
To read a message from campaign creator Jocelyn Cronin, see the sidebar article.