Disaster Restoration Contractors
Redding recently saw one of the worst fires California ever has had, the Carr Fire. This fire burned from late July to early September, and destroyed over 200,000 acres, and over 1,000 homes. The Shasta and Trinity Counties are currently shaken, but finally safe after the fire has been extinguished. SERVPRO of East Sacramento/West Arden Arcade is not new to disaster mitigation (last year we aided with recovery of the Tubbs Fire) and quickly drove up north to help with recovery efforts. The devastation was distinct with an intense amount of smoke damage to almost every home in the area.
We are happy to have been able to help with whatever we could to restore the area as best as we could, and took on many smoke damaged homes to restore.
If you would like to help the victims of the Carr Fire from home, please take the time to go to the following links:
- The Tri Counties Bank has set up a fund to help the victims of the Carr Fire. The bank made an initial deposit of $25,000 in the account, and the bank’s GoFundMe page for the fire fund has raised more than $75,000 since it opened on July 27. You can donate to the fund on GoFundMe, or at any Tri Counties Bank location.
- GoFundMe created a page with a list of more than 400 verified campaigns raising money for victims of the Carr Fire. The page includes large campaigns like the Tri Counties Bank campaign, as well as campaigns for individual families who have lost their homes. The campaigns listed on this page are all verified by GoFundMe, and more than $1 million has been raised so far through the various accounts.
- The Shasta Regional Community Foundation is accepting donations to their Community Disaster Relief Fund to help with short- and long-term support for Carr Fire victims. The fund was initially set up in 2014 to help victims of the Boles Fire in Weed, and the funds will be used for immediate relief for victims as well as for rebuilding and recovery efforts, according to the Foundation’s website.
- Those looking to help can donate and find volunteer opportunities through Recovers.org.The site has buttons to help you find where you can send supplies to help those displaced by the fire and also to connect you with organizations looking for volunteers.
- The Haven Humane Society is caring for many animals that have been evacuated or otherwise impacted by the fire. They have been posting on social media asking for pet food and supplies. They're also accepting monetary donations to help them care for the animals. You can donate online here.
- The American Red Cross is collecting donations to fund their disaster relief programs. Many of those evacuated in the Carr Fire have made their way to Red Cross shelters, and the Red Cross is collecting money to help them prepare for and respond to disasters. You can donate online, or you can text Red Cross to 90999 to make a $10 donation.