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Community Updates

Beware of online rental scams on Craigslist and other websites

posted 7 days ago by lizaloop from LO*OP Center, Inc.
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DA: Investigators target online rental scams in wake of Camp Fire

The Butte County District Attorney’s Office has said scammers are using Craigslist to run fraudulent rental schemes in an attempt to bilk potential Camp Fire evacuees of their financial information.

District Attorney Mike Ramsey said investigators have found fraudulent…

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CalFresh - Register now for food support

posted 9 days ago by jrshepherd from LO*OP Center, Inc.
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Register for CalFresh online

Read the brochure:

New Applicants: Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (D-SNAP)

On November 29, 2018, FNS approved California’s request to operate a D-SNAP in Butte County starting on December 12. Look for specific information regarding D-SNAP eligibility and operations on state web pages or…

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Paradise Lions Club opens Disaster Relief Center

posted 9 days ago by Tvsend from LO*OP Center, Inc.
No comments yet Labels: needs baby_items food lions bedding hygiene bread fruit

The Paradise Lions Club has opened a Disaster Relief Center in the Raleys Shopping Center, next to Ross. The Center is open from 9 am to 6 pm, 7 days a week. They have bedding, baby items, hygiene items, as well canned food and some fruit, bread, etc. This is…

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North Valley Community Foundation and FEMA may be able to help Camp Fire Victims with Funeral Expenses

posted 10 days ago by lizaloop from LO*OP Center, Inc.
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If you lost a loved one in the Camp Fire, contact FEMA for financial assistance with funeral expenses first. Then contact North Valley Community Foundation.

Cell Phones needed for Camp Fire Victims

posted 10 days ago by lizaloop from LO*OP Center, Inc.
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Please post under "I want to Donate" on this site. Include your contact information. How many phones you have to donate, when they will be available and by what method you can deliver them. Also indicate whether the phone is tied to a specific network provider or is open. When…

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Pedro Gtp Relief off line until Dec. 5

posted 12 days ago by lizaloop from LO*OP Center, Inc.
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Due to an injury sustained by a key volunteer, PedroGtp Relief is suspending operations for at least a week. There will be no deliveries during this time but they welcome volunteers to help in their warehouse and office in Redding. Please contact Breezi directly: (530) 777 0002 or

Paradise schools to resume Monday

posted 12 days ago by Tvsend from LO*OP Center, Inc.
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Paradise Unified School District announced today that classes will resume on Monday across multiple campuses in Butte County:

  • Paradise Elementary students and staff will be bused to Bird Street School in Oroville.
  • Ponderosa Elementary students and staff will be bused to Durham Elementary School in Durham.
  • Cedarwood and PineRidge students…
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Fire evacuees encouraged to plan for care of sheltered animals

posted 13 days ago by Tvsend from LO*OP Center, Inc.
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As of Sunday, November 25, 2018, 1,601 animals are being housed at four different shelter locations in Butte County by the Butte County Animal Control, North Valley Animal Disaster Group, and the Humane Society of the United States. These animal shelters are temporary locations and are not set up for…

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Free mattresses and bed foundations offered by Living Spaces

posted 13 days ago by lizaloop from LO*OP Center, Inc.
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How to Get Your FREE Mattress Set:

All California fire victims who have an approved FEMA determination letter or insurance award letter are eligible to receive a free Series 4 mattress in a Twin, Full, Queen, Eastern King or California King size and a free foundation.

If you are in…

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Current Repopulation Map available

posted 14 days ago by lizaloop from LO*OP Center, Inc.
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Click to see map of areas still under evacuation, repopulated areas and open roads. LAST UPDATED NOVEMBER 27th, 2018 @ 1500hr

Addresses may be entered into search bar to find specific addresses.

For more information, please go to the Butte County Website.

11/24/18: Evacuation Orders Have Been Lifted for Berry

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Volunteer Chaplains requested by Hope City to assist in Butte County

posted 16 days ago by lizaloop from LO*OP Center, Inc.
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from Hope City on Facebook Nov. 21, 2018

Due to the great loss in Paradise, California, Hope City will be helping to coordinate chaplains. You could serve for one day or several days. If you are a chaplain and would be willing to provide assistance in Butte County, please private…

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Federal Disaster Loans for Businesses, Private Nonprofits, Homeowners, and Renters through the Small Business Administration

posted 16 days ago by lizaloop from LO*OP Center, Inc.
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Find SBA disaster loans and business counseling for people and businesses affected by the California wildfires in Butte County.

Applicants are encouraged to apply online for a disaster loan. If you need do not have access to a computer or smartphone or assistance applying in person, you can visit…

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State Bar of California offers a legal hotline to help find a legitimate lawyer and eliminate fraud

posted 17 days ago by lizaloop from LO*OP Center, Inc.
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As a result of California’s ongoing fires, many people may wish to seek legal advice for various reasons, including insurance disputes, seeking Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) assistance, employment issues, landlord tenant disputes, consumer fraud, and more.

A legal hotline is now available for survivors of the wildfires in California…

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Find FEMA help

posted 17 days ago by Posting-help from LO*OP Center, Inc.
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Visit the Local Assistance Center (LAC) and FEMA Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) open at the former Sears at the Chico Mall for residents impacted by the Camp Fire to connect with resources needed to recover and rebuild.

Various local, state, and federal agencies will answer questions and provide assistance. Address:…

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Emergency Information

Links are in BLUE
Scroll further down. There is a lot of information in this column. To see the list of organizations collaborating on this site scroll all the way to the bottom.

Quick References

Find An Open Shelter Includes transition plans as of 11/24/18

Looking for someone? Check The Safe and Well Website Also check with Butte County sheriff's Office Missing Persons' Information

List yourself on The Safe and Well Website

To register with FEMA, click the blue letters to go online to

FEMA Walk-In Local Assistance Center and Disaster Recovery Center:
Chico Mall (former Sears Building) - 1982 E. 20th St., Chico, CA 95928
and 2140 Feather River Blvd., Oroville, CA 95965

Hours: Every day 9 am - 7 pm

Search 211 Butte County Help Central Web Site or phone 211 from a local phone or text your zip code to 898211

Good resource list is available and maintained by Butte County Office of Education

Emergency: 911 If not working: 530-538-7911


Click the "I want to Volunteer" button on this site to your right to register to volunteer. Local agencies will contact you if they can use your help. Be aware that recovery will take years and it may be 6 to 18 months before your offers can be accepted.

Contact local agencies directly with your offers to help. Scroll down in this column, click the "Find Resources" button and review the "Updates" section frequently.

Emergency and medical personal, please also register with Caring Choices, the official volunteer organization in Butte County.

Immediate Food, Clothing and Supplies - Distribution Centers

Register for CalFresh (food stamps)

Hope Center at Municipal Auditorium, Oroville 1200 Myers St., Oroville, CA 95965, Open Monday through Saturday, 9 am - 5 pm Sign up to volunteer

Chico Goodwill 765 East Ave, Chico, CA 95926, Monday - Saturday 9 am - 9 pm, Sunday 10 am - 7 pm, phone (530) 893-8578

Salvation Army 1100 Marauder (near Chico Airport), Chico CA 95973 - New items: clothing, baby, hygiene, food

Pedro GTP Relief Redding. Phone for delivery: 530 777 0002

Lions Disaster Relief Center Skypark Shopping Center (next to Ross) 2485 Notre Dame Blvd., Chico -- 9am to 6 pm 7 days a week. New clothing, hygiene items, canned foods, baby formula, diapers, cleaning supplies. does not accept donations of money for disaster survivors. Visit Camp Fire Fund 2018 to make a cash contribution.

Donate Cash

Caring Choices

North Valley Community Foundation Disaster Relief Fund

United Way of Northern California or text BUTTEFIRE to 91999

Oroville Hope Center...Sign up to volunteer

Butte County Office of Education

Butte County Sheriff's Search & Rescue

California Community Foundation Wildfire Relief Fund

Donate to UC Davis Veterinary Emergency Response Team

Housing Resources

Housing Opportunities from North Valley Property Owners Association

Airbnb Open Homes program, 415-510-4001

Cash Aid for Individuals and Families

Apply to United Way of Northern California

Grants to Organizations

North Valley Community Foundation

Pets and Farm Animals

Photos of rescued animals at Butte County Animal Disaster Shelter at the Chico Municipal Airport.

Chico Animal Shelter Has rescued pets and needs on site volunteers. Sign up here

Check the UC Davis Vet Med Facebook Page for pictures of unclaimed pets.

Donate to UC Davis Veterinary Emergency Response Team

Resources for Senior Citizens

Passages Adult Resource Center: phone 530-898-5923

County and State Emergency Offices

Butte County Office of Emergency Management

Butte County Health Hazard Advisory

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