Displaced fire victims see some relief thanks to CCWF staff
The northern California Dixie Fire has scorched over 963,000 acres since July 13 and as of mid-September, was 90% contained, but has destroyed homes and displaced families. Staff at Central California Women’s Facility (CCWF) answered the call to assist the community.
Community Resources Manager (CRM) Courtney Waybright rallied staff.
“I knew that we could help, so I asked CCWF staff (for help). I had also just held a food sale for the incarcerated population and had items leftover. (Helping Dixie Fire victims) was the perfect place to donate the excess product,” she said. “I successfully coordinated over $5,000 worth of supplies which included snacks, laundry detergent, gift cards donated by staff as well as linens and clothing. Our CAL FIRE team volunteered to deliver the supplies to the drop-off site, which will be transported to Greenville. There, items will be passed out on a first-come first-serve basis to those in immediate need. Some of our own Fire Captains were stationed on this fire so it really came full circle to assist.”
Many were grateful for the assistance.
“I would love to thank everyone who took the time to donate. The town lost everything and this will get them going in the right direction,” said Captain Russell Boozer. His sister also lost her home in the fire.
CDCR staff always ready to help community
Warden Pallares said staff is always ready to help those in need.
“This is yet another example of a great community service effort coordinated by our CRM and I am proud we are able to help and make an impact in this way. The city of Greenville is in desperate need for supplies and I am glad our institution could assist,” the warden said.