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Fire Relief: How to Donate

LAKE COUNTY, Calif. (July 30, 2018) – Crews continue to battle the Mendocino Complex fires (River, Ranch) on multiple fronts, and our thoughts, prayers and sincerest thanks are with the many first responders from around the state who have gathered to assist.
“The response of emergency personnel and Lake County residents has once again been remarkable,” affirms Carol Huchingson, County Administrative Officer.  “There is still much to be done, efforts are ongoing to stabilize the Mendocino Complex Fires, and safeguard residents’ property.  We ask that you please continue to prioritize monitoring official communications from the Lake County Sheriff’s Office, via Nixle, and CALFIRE.”
With thousands of residents evacuated from their homes, the County has received requests for information on the most effective way to make donations to assist Mendocino Complex Survivors and their families.
Cash donations are most helpful at this time.  They allow those supporting disaster relief efforts to direct assistance where it is most needed.
The County is unable to accept in-kind donations, such as clothing, household goods and other supplies.  In-kind donations require significant time and financial resources to distribute.
If someone close to you needs clothing or other everyday items, please provide them directly, if you can.  If you are able to help the broader disaster response and relief effort, cash is best.
Those who are able, please make cash donations at:

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Effective immediately, people on private water systems whose tap water comes from their own private intake into the lake, in the Oaks Arm and Lower Arm of Clear Lake should not drink the water.

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