Berkeley-East Bay Humane Society received 300 Good Packs, 200 Pup Pouches, 200 Purr Pouches, and 300 SOS Pouches. [Grant Value: $15,508]
Berkeley-East Bay Humane Society, an integral partner of our relief efforts since the Carr Fire in 2018, received a Chewy truck filled with 24-26 pallets of cat litter, pet food, and hard goods.
Here's situational report from our partner:
"The Dixie Fire is currently up to 731,310 acres with only 40% containment. This fire began in Butte County and moved up into the mountains of Plumas and Lassen counties. It is now the 2nd largest wildfire in California history and will continue to grow until we are able to gain greater containment. Earlier in this disaster, there was a declaration of disaster, but with many towns being lost to this fire we just got the news that the governor is requesting a federal declaration that will bring resources to individuals impacted by this event. We are hoping this declaration will be approved by the president as soon as possible so that people will be helped. Currently, many folks have nowhere to go and no resources and many are sleeping in tents or their vehicles at night.
Our organization has had a small part in helping to stand up a Long Term Recovery Group (LTRG) in the Plumas County area. We are supporting non-profits, churches, and local organizations in the area to understand what to do next. Support with knowledge and mentor however needed. One of our case managers has family in the area and lived in the area for 10 years and has been instrumental at bringing people together to connect and respond. In addition, our case management team has traveled to Quincy on two separate occasions to help with the distribution of necessary goods. We will continue to support in whatever ways that we can while still continuing to serve those impacted by the Camp and North Complex Fires as well.”
We’ve received a request for assistance from the Sonoma Community Animal Response Team (CART), one of our on-the-ground partners in the state of California since the Kincaid Fire in 2019. Sonoma CART was requested by Plumas County and has been deployed to provide mutual aid to Plumas County Animal Services. The animal services staff in Plumas County consists of only 2 animal control officers.
Sonoma CART’s team of volunteers is providing animal care, cleaning, feeding, and veterinary care for all animals at the small animal shelter. They are also providing feeding, cleaning, and medical care for all animals at the large animal shelter which has been set up at the fairgrounds in Quincy. Their trained evacuation teams are providing evacuation of animals of all species from the evacuation and burn zones. These teams answer calls for urgent evacuation needs and also tend to properties where animals have been stranded and need food and water. We have approximately 60 animals that we are tending to at the small animal shelter, 100 at the large animal shelter, and we spend 8 - 20+ hours per day in the field.
We are sending Sonoma CART animal care supplies to help with their fire disaster response including Elanco vaccines, 449 Good Packs, and 100 SOS Pouches, Purina pet food and litter, and animal care supplies including formula for kittens, blankets, and pet enrichment items. [Grant Value: $29,501.23]
Greater Good Charities is fielding and responding to requests for help from community partners in the state of California. Right now there’s a need for children’s clothes, coats, long sleeves and pants, and shoes. There were hardly any items for children.
Many evacuees have expressed not having the transportation to get to the areas assisting those impacted. There’s clearly a need for a shuttle system or transportation solution to help evacuees get to assistance centers, distributions, shelters, etc. In addition, many people have expressed not wanting to leave their communities and wanting to stay and just “camp” at this time. So there is a need for tents, sleeping bags and pads, pillows, tarps, etc.