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Coffey Fire Survivors to Hold Meetings in Chico

Several members from the organization Coffey Strong from Santa Rosa will host a seminar for Camp Fire survivors in Chico at 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. Tuesday.

Posted: Dec 11, 2018 7:22 AM
Updated: Dec 11, 2018 9:34 AM

CHICO, Calif. - Several members from the organization Coffey Strong from Santa Rosa will host a seminar for Camp Fire survivors in Chico Tuesday.

Chico insurance agent Jeff Fowler tells Action News Now that board members of Coffey Strong are individuals and professionals who were directly impacted by the fires in Santa Rosa in 2017. Fowler says they have gained firsthand knowledge of working with insurance, as well as the struggles to rebuild a community. The group will be at the Hotel Diamond 220 W 4th Street in Chico at 3 p.m. 

Coffey Strong intends to share their experience with Butte County builders, community leaders and real estate professionals. There will be a brief question and answer period after the presentation.

Among the list of presenters: Jeff Okrepkie, Founder and past president of Coffey Strong, renter; Bill Norhtcroft, Vice President of Coffey Strong, standing home survivor; Ann Barbour, Coffey Strong Board member; Steve Rahmn, Coffey Strong Board Member; Michele Rahmn; Board Member of Coffey Strong and Rebuild Northbay Foundation; Tricia Woods, Board Member of Coffey Strong; Mike Holdner, Block Captain in Mark West Estates; John Allen, COO at APM Homes.

More about the organization Coffey Strong can be found by clicking here. 

There will be a meeting for the public put on by Coffey Strong called "Survivor to Survivor Fire Recovery Advice and Support" at 6 p.m. Tuesday at St. John's Episcopal Church 2341 Floral Ave, Chico. 

Survivors of the 2017 Tubbs Fire in Sonoma County will be at the church in Chico to offer advice and support, as well as help plan for the recovery process for Camp Fire survivors. In attendance will be those from Coffey Strong, Block Captains from Mark West, Larkfield and Wikiup. 

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