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Camp Fire Relief Efforts

Published on Dec 13, 2018

The Golden Valley Bank Community Foundation and our 40 local business fundraising partners implemented relief efforts immediately after the impacts of the Camp Fire were known. We opened funds to collect donations from all over the country to help in short and long-term relief efforts. To date contributions have totaled over $12.6 million with more coming daily.

How We Are Helping

So far we have disbursed over $3.9 million in relief efforts. This has included:

  • $2 million to Butte Strong Fund

  • Direct assistance to Camp Fire victims purchasing gas cards, clothing and more

  • Boys and Girls Club of the North Valley for janitorial services, after school programs, clothing and second building

  • 3CORE for Business Assistance Fund

  • Butte Humane Society to assist with providing no-cost vet services to those affected by the Camp Fire

  • The Torres Shelter for direct assistance

  • Paradise Elementary School for projectors and school supplies

  • Achieve Charter School for school supplies

  • Caring Choices - lunch for volunteers

  • Pleasant Valley High School Music Boosters for funding of World Heritage Music Festival trip for students affected by the Camp Fire

  • Community Housing Improvement Program to assist with rebuilding the Paradise Community Village Apartments

  • North Valley Catholic Social Services for general assistance

  • Chico Community Scholarship Association to assist with scholarships for Paradise graduating seniors that have relocated to Chico

  • Chico Meals on Wheels to purchase a new van for meal transportation to the Magalia and Paradise areas

  • The Salvation Army of Oroville to assist in purchasing a Mobile Emergency Disaster Kitchen Trailer

  • Youth on the Ridge Community Foundation grant for the benefit of multiple youth related organizations in the Paradise/Ridge Communities

  • Odyssey Team for Paradise Strong - Paradise High School and Intermediate School Mosaics

  • Chico Art Center for Butte County Art on Wheels Camp Fire Project

  • Risilience Resources to cover food expense for Presbyterian Disaster Assistance Training

  • Land Mark Missionary Baptist Church to provide funds to complete RV park at church property

  • Sub-Fund direct disbursements

Long-Term Plan

The need in our community is great and we will have more needs long-term. Many organizations are stepping in and we need to be ready to help for years to come. Our community is facing a challenge together and we are planning to allocate our funds to those needs. These include:

  • Small Businesses

  • Housing

  • Shelters

  • Education

  • Local Nonprofits

  • Children

How to Contribute

If you would like to donate to our General Fund or one of our Sub Funds, which includes Sierra Nevada Brewery, Fifth Sun, Lulus, Public Safety Workers and more, please send a check made payable to “GVBCF-Camp Fire” to the address below:

Golden Valley Bank
190 Cohasset Road
Chico, CA 95926

You may also visit our website and choose the Fund of your choice to donate via PayPal.  PayPal does charge a small fee to use their service.

All administrative costs of the Golden Valley Bank Community Foundation are paid by Golden Valley Bank, meaning 100% of your contribution goes to helping Camp Fire victims. Your contribution is tax deductible.

Through all of our efforts, we will get through this challenging time as a community.

 

[Last Updated: 6/10/2019]

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