Many of the Caldor fire victims are people known to Assistance League members. The California Fire Department had all neighborhoods and roads blocked, and everyone had to evacuate making it impossible to get life essentials in the victims’ hands. When the chapter members heard firsthand how long it was going to take these victims to get any relief, Assistance League of Sierra Foothills knew something needed to be done right away!
The chapter organized a shopping event and provided gift cards to the victims within just a few days of the fires. The grand total received and distributed to the fire victims was $15,090.