Local Elks, realtors association reaching out to help fire victims

Staff Writer
Mount Shasta Herald

Mount Shasta Elks Lodge is holding a spaghetti dinner on Friday evening, Nov. 16, and will donate all the money they collect to victims of the Camp Fire in Paradise. The dinner is scheduled to start at 6 p.m. in the Elks Lodge building in downtown Mount Shasta. It will include spaghetti, vegetable, salad and dessert. Cost is $12 per person, and all donations will be accepted.

Siskiyou Association of Realtors

The following information was submitted by Siskiyou Association of Realtors

Early Thursday morning, as she turned on the TV to get ready for work her phone started dinging with the Region 2 Association Executives habitual group chat with words of assurance and positive thoughts for the area of the Camp Fire. The normal conversation quickly turned into frantic messages about evacuation of Paradise and the quick spread of the fire.

“All AE’s of the California Association of Realtors had a deadline for a project that day and I wanted to take the stress off the local AE’s who were being evacuated by stepping in. I had no idea that the fire and their needs would be part of the greatest devastation in our state’s history,” said Siskiyou Association of Realtors Association Executive Katie Brown.

SAR is one of nine associations that make up Region 2 of the California Association of Realtors. Region 2, which includes Paradise, Chico and Oroville in Butte County, as well as the counties of Siskiyou, Shasta, Trinity, Plumas, Lassen, and Tehama, has been hit hard by Mother Nature in the last 18 months with little relief.

“With many homes and businesses lost, and a housing crisis in California, there are some real issues we face. SAR continues to rally around our communities providing support and call on our local communities to help,” said SAR President Mike Matherly.

Many people have lost their loved ones, their homes, and their animals in the wake of this catastrophe. Many people are still unaccounted for, while more than 42 lives were claimed, and more than 6,400 homes (not including other structures) were destroyed.

SAR has been working closely with Chico Association of Realtors, Paradise Association of Realtors, and Oroville Association of Realtors to get the needs of their communities met and coordinated in the most effective way.

Chico Association of Realtors is receiving Visa gift cards for victims to buy the specific items they need. You can order the gift cards online or buy them and mail to: Chico Association of Realtors, 1160 E. 1st Avenue, Chico, CA 95926.

The CampFireHousing resource has been created for displaced individuals to find homes, or for those who have homes to list as available at

Chico cannot house all of the victims and homes in the area are being requested.

Pet Evacuation for Butte County offers transportation of horses and resources for temporary placement horses and help finding or listing a missing horse:

Through the North Valley Animal Disaster Group, the Chico Airport has hundreds of dogs and is housing small animals. You can get donation information by visiting their website:

The Butte Humane Society is also accepting donations; see their wish at:

Multiple drop off locations are available for material donations. The Butte County Fairgrounds and The Yuba-Sutter Fairgrounds are among those locations and they are seeking jackets, socks, underwear, shoes of all sizes, toiletries, and all other daily needs.

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