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How You Can Help with the Camp Fire Relief
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UPDATE 11.19.2018: 2 NEW WAYS YOU CAN CONTRIBUTE to the ongoing need to support those who have been impacted by the Camp Fire. 

Send gift cards directly to Bidwell Memorial Presbyterian to be distributed to victims by church staff, 208 W. First Street, Chico 95928.
  Suggested cards include: 


PREPARE DISASTER BUCKETS for use in the cleanup process.

1 - 5-gallon bucket with resealable lid
5 - scouring pads
7 - sponges, assorted sizes
1 - scrub brush
1 - pkg. cleaning towels (18 reusable, like Easy Wipes®)
1 - 50 oz. or two 25 oz. bottle(s) of liquid laundry detergent
1 - liquid concentrated household cleaner (like Lysol®), 12 oz.
1 - bottle liquid disinfectant dish soap (like Dawn®), 24-28 oz.
1 - 1 pkg. clothespins, 48-50 Clothesline, two 50 ft. or one 100 ft.
5 - dust masks
2 pair - latex gloves (like Playtex®)
1 pair - work gloves
1 - 24 to 28 count roll heavy-duty trash bags (30-45 gallon, remove from carton)
1 - bottle insect repellant (pump, drops or lotion; not aerosol), 6-9 ounce

Please purchase all liquids in plastic bottles. Send only new, unopened materials. Put all items in the plastic bucket, packed securely to avoid damage during shipment, and seal lid with packing tape.

The Sacramento Presbytery Disaster Commission will arrange transportation of the buckets to Paradise. Please note that each bucket must contain exactly what is listed. Please do not add any additional items.


There are now three ways you can donate to aid in the recovery efforts:  

 You can donate electronically through:


The Presbytery of Sacramento has established a Camp Fire Relief Fund to assist Bidwell Presbyterian Church and Trinity Presbyterian Church, Oroville, in responding to families affected by this disaster. Individuals and churches interested in donating can send checks (made payable to Presbytery of Sacramento) to:

Presbytery of Sacramento
9983 Folsom Blvd.
Sacramento, CA  95827

Funds collected will be sent on to provide resources for fire victims.

Thank you for your continued prayers for our extended family at Bidwell, responders, and all devastated by this fire.

Link to Bidwell Presbyterian Church website page on Fire Relief Information 

Link to PC(USA)'s Presbyterian Disaster Assistance website page on California Fires