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How Donations Get to Camp Fire Evacuees

Action News Now's vetted several charities for you- Sierra Nevada, Butte County Schools, Enloe, Chico Police Department. But some survivors say they can't always access the help out there.

Posted: Dec 14, 2018 4:38 AM
Updated: Dec 14, 2018 8:30 AM

Chico, Calif. -- People across the North State have opened their hearts, and their wallets, to help those affected by the Camp Fire.

People rushed to help - first cleaning out their closets, handing out blankets, coats, pouring out money, some by the thousands.

Action News Now's vetted several charities for you- Sierra Nevada, Butte County Schools, Enloe, Chico Police Department.

But some survivors say they can't always access the help out there.

Some of the big ones, like North Valley Community Foundation take the money and use it to create grants that other organization apply for; for example, they've given $20,000 to the Shasta Youth Alliance for a supplies distribution warehouse.

They're also finding the Chico Posse Foundation in distributing gift cards.

Money collectors, like Tri-Counties Bank, will give the funds to organizations like United Way of Northern California, Northern Valley Catholic Social Services, or the Salvation Army.

United Way has a grant program victims can apply for on their website to get emergency cash, usually $500.

When they get gift cards, they hand them out to people at the Disaster Relief Center where FEMA is at.

As for money you donate to the Red Cross, they say they're serving victims of wildfires throughout the state - over time that money is given to people who can prove that they've lost their home or their home was severely damaged.

Salvation Army of Chico funds stay local and goes to housing placement, furniture vouchers and gift cards.

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