Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office rallies for Carr Fire victims

The aftermath of the Carr Fire on July 31, 2018

SISKIYOU COUNTY, Calif. – After one of their deputies lost three relatives in the Carr Fire, the Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office is working to help collect donations for other victims of the Carr Fire in Shasta County.

Sheriff Jon Lopey said in part, “Our grieving deputy and his family have suffered a great loss in the Carr Fire and it is very commendable that he and his co-workers at the Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office, all of whom have volunteered their own time to participate in this charitable project, are taking on this very worthy undertaking to help others in need.”

According to SCSO, various items are needed including the following: diapers, diaper wipes, feminine hygiene products, general hygiene items (men, women, and children) including deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrushes, soap, shampoo. Other items include socks and underwear, non-perishable foods, bottled water, Gatorade or similar products, clothing, and gift cards for local or chain stores.

SCSO said while they prefer unopened packages of products, any donations will be accepted. Items collected will be given to the non-profit relief organization Pedro GTP Relief for further distribution to Carr Fire victims.

Donations can be delivered to the Life Foursquare Church located at 900 North Street in Yreka from Monday, August 6 through Wednesday, August 8.

Other donation sites are planned for August 8th between 9:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. at Mt. Shasta Police Department (303 N. Mt. Shasta Boulevard, Mt. Shasta); G & G Ace Hardware (729 S. Broadway, Yreka); Ray’s Food Place (11307 Main Street, Fort Jones); and Montague Community Center (11th Street @ King, Montague).

Questions about the charitable effort should be referred to the SCSO’s 24-hour Dispatch Center at (530) 841-2900.

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