UFCW 8 – Disaster Relief Update – Nov 21, 2018
We want to thank those who have helped our members – all of the First Responders, firefighters, paramedics, police officers, and many others, along with all who have donated to the UFCW 8 Member Relief Fund.
We now have over 130 members who have either been reported by Cal Fire, their employer or the member that they have lost their home. We also have one member who remains unaccounted for. At least 81 people have died in the Camp Fire and 870 remain unaccounted for. The Camp Fire has destroyed over 18,400 structures, and more than 13,000 of these have been homes.
So far, we have been able to get over $28,000 in the hands of members who have lost their homes or been displaced. Relief efforts and member assistance will continue as more members are able to confirm the status of their home. Additionally, hundreds of items like clothes, shoes, baby supplies, blankets, jackets, toiletries and more have been donated and given out to our members.
As of Wednesday, have also raised over $19,500, www.ufcw8.org/donate, and UFCW 8-Golden State has also pledged to match the donations up to $50,000 towards the Disaster Relief Fund.
Thank you again for supporting our members, together we will prove Solidarity Works!
UFCW 8 - Butte County Update - Nov 19, 2018
We want to thank those who have already stepped up to help our members. We are family and we’ll stand by our members, helping lift one another up, during this unprecedented challenge to so many families.
As of Sunday evening, the death toll from the Camp Fire in Northern California increased to 77, while the number of people unaccounted for has decreased to 993 people. Approximately 12,800 structures were destroyed, most of which were homes and the fire was close to two-thirds contained as of Sunday night after consuming roughly 150,000 acres.
We are still trying to locate one missing member. We also have over 100 active members who have been reported by Cal Fire, their employer or the member that they have lost their home.
Donated items are also available for Butte County Fire Victims at the Communication Workers Labor Hall, located at 1009 Sycamore Street, Chico, CA 95928.
CWA Hall Hours of operation:
Monday (11/19) 9am - 6pm
Tuesday (11/20) 9am - 6pm
Wednesday (11/21) 9am - 12pm
Thank you to UFCW 8 staff & members, El Dorado Progressives, and many others for donating items to those affected by the Camp Fire in Butte County and special thanks to CWA Local 9414 for the use of their Union Hall!
UFCW 8 - Butte County Update - Nov 15, 2018
In support of those affected by the Camp Fire in Butte County, UFCW 8-Golden State has pledged to match up to $50,000 towards the Disaster Relief Fund. We have over 70 active members who have been either reported by Cal Fire, their employer or the member that they have lost their home.
All members at Save Mart have been accounted for. Safeway is still in the process of accounting for all employees, at last report 5 employees were still unaccounted for.
According to reports released Wednesday evening, the Camp Fire has burned 138,000 acres and is 35 percent contained. There have been 56 confirmed fatalities and over 10,000 structures destroyed.
“I’d like to thank those who have stepped forward to help our members,” said UFCW 8-Golden State President Jacques Loveall. “We are family and we’ll stand by them, helping lift one another up, during this unprecedented challenge to so many families.”
If anyone is interested in donating, they can go to www.ufcw8.org/donate for information on how to donate and support our members. Our members in the region are being directed to our website www.ufcw8.org/relief to get information on state and local resources for disaster and relief efforts.
UFCW 8 Member Disaster Relief Fund - Butte County, Camp Fire Update - Nov 14, 2018
We have close to 200 members who live in the fire zone and currently have over 70 active members who were either reported by Cal Fire, their employer or the member that they have lost their home.
Paradise, CA has a large retiree community and there could be an equal number of retirees affected.
These numbers are expected to rise as Cal Fire is still going through the region. Residents and members haven’t been allowed back into the area yet.
We’re working with local Unions, employers and other community groups to help get our members the resources they need.
If anyone is interested in donating, they can go to www.ufcw8.org/donate for information on how to donate and support our members. Our members in the region are being directed to our website www.ufcw8.org/relief to can get information on state and local resources for disaster and relief efforts.
UFCW 8 Disaster Relief Update – November 2018
The Camp Fire in Butte County has destroyed thousands of homes, displaced members from their jobs, and had a devastating impact on our members in the area.
Your representatives are doing everything possible to provide assistance to our Union sisters and brothers in their time of crisis and pain, including providing staff and necessary resources.
UFCW 8 has created a fund for members in need of assistance. If you are a member in need of help please visit our website www.UFCW8.org/relief or call at (888) 834-4488. We can help.
If you want to contribute to the UFCW 8 Disaster Relief Fund please visit our site for details and updates:
As always, we’ll get through these difficult times by supporting one another.
Together, we will prove, once again, Solidarity Works!
UFCW 8-Golden State President
International Vice President