Local Non-Profit Helping Fire Victims Asking for Donations from Community

“The Yankee Hill Fire Safe Council” provides resources to fire victims making sure they have enough supplies such as food or gas.

Posted: Jun 20, 2018 6:17 PM
Updated: Jun 20, 2018 6:18 PM

BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. - This month marks the 10 year anniversary of the "Butte Lightning Complex" and "Humboldt" fires in Butte County that burned 80,000 acres and destroyed hundreds of structures.

The "Yankee Hill Fire Safe Council" has been helping fire victims and is now in need of some help itself.

“The Yankee Hill Fire Safe Council” provides resources to fire victims making sure they have enough supplies such as food or gas.

The nonprofit used up a large part of its resources last year in the recovery efforts following the Wall, La Porte and Cherokee fires.

The organization also made a fire recovery fund to help support survivors with basic necessities.

Survivors need help with removing hazardous waste and restoring power all of which might not be possible to do to its fullest extent if the non-profit doesn't get help financial help from the community.

“The services will dwindle because frankly I’m pooling between friends and families to make this one piece happen but it will exhaust my personal ability there,” said Brenda Rightmyer. 

The board of supervisors will decide on whether to pass Title 25 on June 26, it's a measure that can help homeowners who lost their homes in fires rebuild creatively and inexpensively. If adopted, it will go into effect 30 days afterward.

If title 25 is passed, it will only be able to be used by owner or builders in unincorporated areas of the county, unless they are located in a city's "sphere of influence."

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