Donations being accepted in several locations
June 25, 2007
Several organizations and businesses are accepting donations to help families displaced by the Angora fire.
• Carson City residents wanting to help victims of the Angora fire can bring items to Casino Fandango. The casino is accepting donations at its front entrance, 3800 S. Carson St. Anyone with questions can call the casino at 885-7000.
• The Eagles Wings Christian Fellowship in South Carson is also accepting donations of clothing and bedding for those displaced by the Angora fire. The church is at 150 E. Roland Ave., off of Snyder Avenue south of the Carson Lanes Bowling Alley. Contact Diane Pepka at 841-9623 for information.
• Carson Valley Christian Center – 1095 Stephanie Way in Minden – is now accepting donations of supplies and/or money. The church is accepting donations of blankets, water, deodorant, children’s Tylenol, disposable gloves, clothing or canned goods. Any money that is received will be used to purchase supplies or provide support for fire victims. Contact the church at 267-0151.
• The American Red Cross shelter center has been set up at the South Lake Tahoe Recreation Center (530) 542-6056. They’re taking monetary donations and have info on housing.
• The Sierra Recovery Center in South Lake Tahoe is accepting donations for those affected by the Angora fire. The center is at 1137 Emerald Bay Road. Residents are asked not to take items to the evacuation center.
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• Donations of goods and money are being accepted at the North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District Administration Building, 866 Oriole Way, Incline Village. Contact them at 831-0351, ext. 0 or by e-mail at: email@example.com. Donations are also being accepted at the Incline Village General Improvement District Administration Building, 893 Southwood Blvd. (775) 832-1100.
• Raley’s, which has eight employees who lost homes in the fire, is setting up donation boxes company-wide to the Tahoe Fire Relief Fund, benefiting the American Red Cross to collect funds for those affected by the fire. All donations in these cash boxes will support the Tahoe Fire Relief Fund. Raley’s will also have an Add-A-Buck program, where customers will have the option to add one, five or ten dollars at the time of their checkout to go directly to the Tahoe Fire Relief Fund. Raley’s has been providing fire crews with food and water as more firefighters enter the South Lake Tahoe area to help contain the fire.
• The North Lake Tahoe Chamber of Commerce, working with the Lake Tahoe South Shore Chamber of Commerce and the American Red Cross, is accepting bottled water, canned goods, blankets, towels and clothing. North Lake Tahoe area businesses and individuals can donate needed items at the Rideout Community Center located 740 Timberland Lane, just off Highway 89 on the West Shore and approximately seven miles south of Tahoe City. Donations can be made between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
• Donations will also be accepted at this week’s Sunday Concert at Commons Beach between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. at Commons Beach in Tahoe City. Volunteers are needed to man the Rideout and Commons Beach drop-off locations. Contact the Tahoe City Downtown Association at 530-583-3348 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org if interested.
• Sierra Recover Center 530-541-5190 is accepting donations including clothes (especially children’s clothes), water, pillows and blankets. Deliver to 1137 Emerald Bay Road. At the “Y” go left onto Hwy 50, about an 1Ú8 mile on the left side. It’s across from blue and white gas station!
• IVGID is accepting non-monetary donations, i.e. blankets, toiletries, water, etc. Bring items to the 893 Southwood office Monday and Tuesday and IVGID will have these items delivered.
• Angora fire fund through the Lake Tahoe South Shore Chamber of Commerce to U.S. Bank; P.O. Box 17640 South Lake Tahoe, CA 96151
• Harrah’s Lake Tahoe is planning a major fundraising concert to benefit those affected by the Angora fire. Spokesman John Packer said performers from across the nation have contacted the gaming organization with interest in participating.