Thursday, July 1, 2021

Caldor Fire Information - Resources For Evacuees and People That Want to Help (Lodging, Shelter, Pets, Education, Volunteer Opportunities, RV Parking, Camping, Status of Fire, and More)

Stateline Lookout Trail

The City of South Lake Tahoe is Open for Business

South Lake Tahoe and Partners Host Community Event to Honor Heroes & Give Back

The city of South Lake Tahoe is throwing an event to honor and thank the firefighter heroes directly and raise money for Caldor fire victims that had 25% + structural damage to their homes.

Please follow this link for more details.

Kid's Activities

Bounce House

Appearances from Captain Cal & Smokey the Bear

Fire Engines on the Lawn

WHAT:             A Community Event: Welcome Back Tahoe, Honoring Our Heroes 

WHEN:            Saturday, Sept. 25 

                         12pm-12:45pm, Elected Official Welcome, First Responder Stories, and Community Photo

                         1-5pm, Tahoe Brewfest

WHERE:           Lake Tahoe Community College, 1 College Drive, South Lake Tahoe

Connecting Directly With Victims Through Facebook

If anyone is interested in helping, you can directly work something out with the victims here:

*I noticed that big organizations are requiring proof of residence when offering help to avoid scams.

Tahoe South's Guide to All Things Caldor Fire
-Local Business Re-openings
-Fire Resources
-Safety Tips
-Mask Updates
-Fire Season Restrictions
-Nevada Updates
-California Updates
-Destination Updates

Though lots of residents have returned back home, there are still people in need of help, including those who are still evacuated and those who have lost their homes. You can find people on Facebook looking for help.

Important Announcements 

Who to Contact for Food and Supplies
Carson City SDA Church Pantry  
405 E College Pkwy, Carson City, NV 89706
Please follow their Facebook Page for updates

Clothes/Assitance Offered by Northern Nevada Dream Center in Carson City
-Doors are open to evacuees

3579 Hwy 50 East #211, Carson City, NV 89701
-Please follow their Facebook Page for updates

People in Need of Help
-The people staying in their cars and in tents can use some extra help. 
-You can find many of them in the Carson City Walmart parking lot.

3770 US Highway 395 S
Carson City, NV 89705

Things they are looking for:
Fresh foods like fruits, salads, and home-cooked meals
personal hygiene items (like wipes) since they don't have showers
pillows and blankets

She told me of how appreciative everyone was. 

Evacuees Looking for Shelter
-Please contact Chantale Hansen, who is compiling offers for rooms, homes, parking space for RVs, etc. across Truckee, Reno, Auburn

Charity Organization/Non-profit

138 E Long St.
Carson City, NV 89706
(775) 882-3474
*Follow their Instagram for up-to-date information

Shelter (studio apartments. Call Tuesday, 9/7)

Free Camping Gear
A person in Donner Springs is offering:
-A tent
-2 sleeping bags
-A couple of blankets
-Large air mattress
-folding camping chairs

Please comment on this post if you are in need of them and I will connect you to her. 

Donation Update for Red Cross
*Red Cross shelters are currently not accepting supply donations due to Covid, but are still taking monetary donations.  

*You can donate to established organizations like The Salvation Army and others, listed  HERE

Places in Reno to Donate (By Project Bear Hugs) (source)
Please follow their Facebook for updates and questions.

Caliber Hair & Makeup Studio Tuesday through Saturday 10am-7pm LoKa Tile Monday through Friday 7:30am - 4:30pm Dragonfly Media Monday through Friday 8:30am - 5:30pm Cabela's 9am-9pm

Blankets Pillows Pillowcases Pet beds and toys Personal Hygeine New or like new stuffed animals Camping Supplies

*Fuji Park Shelter Update
Closing Monday 9/6/2021
Evacuees and animals are filtering out and heading to the new big evacuated shelter (Nevada Humane Society) located in the Reno-Sparks Convention Center.

2825 Longley Ln B, Reno, NV 89502
(775) 865-2000

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*Information is constantly changing.  Stay up-to-date by following these accounts.

-Active Fire Information - Caldor & Dixie
FAQs - Caldor Fire & Dixie Fire FAQs, (road closures, evacuation centers, local hotel discounts, donation drop-offs locations, discounted & free meals, community resources)
-Ways to Help 
-Additional Resources (Volunteer opportunities, evacuation checklist, defensible space, living with fire)

Caldor Fire Updates 
Online daily meeting on Zoom @ 5pm
New Evacuations
Local Area Assistance
Forest Closures
Road Closures
Evacuation Centers 
Incident Information

As the fire bulldozes across the mountains in El Dorado County and the Lake Tahoe Basin, millions of people watch from all around the world with heavy hearts and hope desperately that the fires will cease and spare the gem that is Lake Tahoe, along with its many structures that attract nearly 22 millions visitors yearly and for the thousands of firefighters on the frontlines to be able to return home safely. 

This post aims to gather useful information spread out between many platforms and help connect those in need with those who can help.  It will also provide resources for people seeking ways they could help through means like donations and volunteer opportunities.

A big shout out to all of the firefighters and first responders who have been working tirelessly and selflessly to protect the lands we love and its people.  We are forever grateful for your courage, hard work, and strive to keep our community safe and preserve our lands.

By sharing this post with everyone, we can do so much.  As Walter Payton says, "We are stronger together than we are alone."  No act is too small and making a difference can mean something like saying some kind words, offering a piece of land for someone to park, offering to do someone's laundry, or just being there for those in need.    

*Note: I realize that information is constantly changing and I'm doing my best with keeping up.  I encourage everyone to send me any information they think people will benefit from.  I'll be more than happy to add it in.  

Also, if you follow the accounts i've listed,  they update their sights daily.  

Thanks to the community for your ongoing efforts and to those who have been updating me regularly with important information. 

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"The hero is the man who lets no obstacle prevent him from pursuing the values he has chosen."

-Andrew Bernstein

*Map of Caldor Fire

As of 9/12/2021 (source)

218, 764 Acres burned

65% Containment

-More than 1,000  structures burned

Fire officials estimate the fire will be fully contained by mid September. (source)

*Map of Burned Structures from Caldor Fire (currently 595 as of 9.2.2021)
(continuously being updated) (Source KCRA)
Click on house to see pictures and percentage of damage. *Black- No Damage *Red - Destroyed *Yellow - Minor *Green - Minimal Damage

Information Provided on This Post
-resources (which foundations you can donate to, applying for relief)
-Shelters for evacuees
-Facebook groups that connect you directly to victims
-forms for offering shelters
-form to receive help (shelters, rv spaces, trailer parking, large animal care)
-form to offer Airbnb to victims
-map of structures burned
-map of fires
-forms to apply for aid
-accounts to follow
GoFundMe links to fundraisers for victims that lost their house
-discounts and lodging in Reno
-volunteer opportunities
-Education for Children
-Laundry Services
-Week Long Camp at Discovery Museum in Reno
-Pet Retreat and relife with Nevada Humane Society
-Fundraising Events

More Accounts to Follow (source)

-CHP South Lake Tahoe - behind the scenes pictures, updates, warnings, tips
-Eldorado National Forest - most up-to-date video clips of the fire, updated incident reports, links to community meetings on Zoom
-El Dorado County Sheriff - incident reports, evacuation updates
-CHP Placeville - Incident Reports, updates, behind the scenes
-Caldor Fire Crisis Facebook,  Page - video footage of fire, incident report updates
-Cal Fire AEU- video footage of fire, incident report updates

Photo by Pixabay from Pexels
National Resources

-Currently dealing with 3 fires (Dixie, Caldor, Monument)
-cuurently providing food and emotional support for hundreds of victims and first responders
-You can help guide their efforts by donating to their organization

-Currently providing meals 
-providing overnight stays at emergency lodging 
distributing relief items
-deploying over 1,000 workers 
-Contact: (855) 755-7111 
-Red Cross at Reno-Sparks Convention Center currently accepting donations:
(all must be new due to the pandemic)
bottled water
pre-packaged food 
plates, silverware, napkins

-SAVE Program (Supplying Aid to Victims of Emergency)
-provides meals to victims and firefighters
-provides rapid relief (24-48 hrs after a disaster)
-operated by fire departments
-$250 SAVE Cards for victims (to purchase necessities)

Local Resources

-El Dorado County Animal Services (small animals) (source)
6435 Capitol Ave. Diamond Springs, CA
(530) 621- 5795  for questions and assistance

-Saureel Vineyards (large animals. Currently FULL) (source)
1140 Cold Springs Road, Placerville, CA
(530) 621-5795

-Form for businesses who would like to ease burden on victims by providing services for free or at a reduced rate
-Monetary and/or Supply Donations
-Where to drop off gift cards

This organization is aiding with the care of large animal victims of the fires, aiding with care of the injured, fearful, and uncooperative. 
*If you would like to support their cause, they would be grateful for donations (helps pay for supplies)

-Contact (530) 600-2822, 
-Provides basic resources (hygiene and survival supplies, showers, computers to check email, place to meet with others through Zoom, a place to recieve mail)
-Navigation Support 
-housing access and placement
-community outreach
-updates on fires
-road and school closures
-wildfire evacuation checklist
-shelter options (evacuation shelters, tent and RV parking)
-Hotels offering discounts
-pet-friendly hotels
-pet shelters
-for the kiddos (before school program)
-workspace for evacuees
-food for evacuees
-volunteer opportunities
-Washoe County Emergency Management
-Nevada Humane Society
-Monetary Donations
-Tangible Donations
-where to drop off donations 

-Places & times in Reno to drop off donations
-Nevada Resources
-Lodging Information
-California + National Resources

-Evacuation Shelters and which ones are full
-Animal Evacuation Centers
-Lyon County Assisting with Recreational Vehicals
-Lodging Deals 
-Mental Health

Lodging (source)
-Call for special discounts for Caldor Fire victims (proof with I.D. required for some options)

2100 Garson Road, Verdi 
1 (866) 533-8360
Note: Reservations are full for the weekend.  Please check back Monday, 9/6/2021

3800 S Virginia St., Reno 
(775) 825-4700
Note: This weekend is fully booked. Check back monday, 9/6/2021 

2015 Terminal Way, Reno NV 89502
40% Discount

Hotels listed in RenoTahoe's Lodging Guide
*Grand Sierra Resort
2500 E 2nd St, Reno, NV 89595
 (800) 501-2651
*Courtyard by Marriot Downtown/Riverfront
1 Ballpark Ln, Reno, NV 89501
 (775) 324-0400
*Holiday Inn Express & Suites
2375 Market St, Reno, NV 89502
(775) 229-7070
*The Jesse (pet friendly)
306 E 4th St, Reno, NV 89512
*Tahoe Baltimore Lodge & Casino
(800) 245-8667
5 NV-28, Crystal Bay, NV 89402
*Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe (pet-friendly)
111 Country Club Dr, Incline Village, NV 89451
(775) 832-1234
*Sands Regency
345 N Arlington Ave, Reno, NV 89501
*Silver Legacy Casino Resort at THE ROW
407 N Virginia St, Reno, NV 89501
(800) 687-8733
*Circus Circus Reno at THE ROW
500 N Sierra St, Reno, NV 89503
(800) 648-5010
*El Dorado Casino at THE ROW
345 N Virginia St, Reno, NV 89501
(800) 879-8879
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Offering Shelter
-If you have an Airbnb to offer, here's the form

Church parking lot open for RVs, no hook ups. Bathrooms available, no showers. Meals served 3 times a day. Must register HERE.

1095 Stephanie Way
Minden, Nevada 89423

Lyon County Assisting with Caldor Fire Evacuations
Ready to receive RVs and Large Animals
Dayton Event Center/Rodeo Grounds
Lyon County has room for 100-150 recreational vehicles.

500 Schaad Lane, Dayton Nevada

Lyon County Fairgrounds
Lyon County has room for 200-plus recreational vehicles. Lyon County can also house large animals at the fairgrounds.
Address is 100 95A East, Yerington, NV

BOTH FACILITIES ARE DRY CAMP ONLY. Lyon County can provide water, but there are no connections.

Receive Help (source)

"This form is to connect those who've been evacuated with people offering open rooms, homes, rv spaces, trailer parking, or large animal care. We've compiled a list of more than 110 offers of help from friends in:"

Carnelian Bay
Tahoe City
Olympic Valley
Alpine Meadows
Mono City

Questions? Call or text Jenelle Potvin @ 530-448-0144

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N95 Mask Distribution
-Sierra Breathe is a coalition of small mutual aid groups in the Sierra Nevada Region that is distributing masks to the most vulnerable populations (2,000 as of 9.2.2021). Please visit their Facebook page for contact information.
-You can donate to help raise funds to protect citizens from unhealthy levels of air pollution. 2nd post from the top.

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Displaced Pets Nevada Humane Society
-*Update: The Fuji Park camp ground for humans and pets will be closing down. Humans and pets will be redirected to the Reno-Sparks Convention Center.

-Types of donations you can drop off at any location: small bags of cat food, cat litter, medium and large wire crates, pet food bowls, disposable cat little trays.

Note: Needs change depending on donations. Please call and check to see what is needed and the best place for drop offs.

2825 Longley Lane, Suite B
Reno, NV 89502
(775) 856-2000

549 Airport Road
Carson City, NV 89701
(775) 887-2171

Additional Pet Shelter Locations Found on Nevada Mom's Disaster Guide

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Education for Children
(Posted in Carson City Community Blog/Forum)
-Offering school-aged evacuee children immediate enrollment
-provides breakfast, lunch, teachers, counselors, peers
-Contact: Michelle Marie (775) 283-1537,

-Christine Laird-Cassinelli is offering to do laundry for the next few days starting today 9.2.2021. To find her post, hit the magnifying glass to search for her name

F.I.S.H. (Friends in Service Helping) Charity Organization/Non-profit 138 E Long St. Carson City, NV 89706 (775) 882-3474 Offering: Meals Showers Shelter Laundry

Pictures From Sasha Feldstein

Volunteer - Week Long Camp At the Discovery Museum
The Discovery museum has made a pop-up camp in response to the Dixie and Caldor Fires. Please follow the link below if interested in volunteering. Requirements: - Some experience working with kids, either babysitting, working at a camp, or other experience (preferred) - COVID-19 vaccinations, as well as adherence to mask and social distance protocols - Pass background check and vetting process - Participate in a training - Ability to volunteer from 8:30am - 3:30pm Wednesday (9/1) - Friday (9/3) and from Monday (9/6) - Friday (9/10) in Reno Posted by an employee from The Discovery Museum "Day 1 of camp was a total success! Thank you so much to our volunteers, staff, partners for making this day so great, and to parents for trusting us! Because of the huge demand, we'll now also be having camp Monday through Friday 9/6-9/10. And we're looking for volunteers!" If you have questions: Link to volunteer form Shout outs to Grate Full Gardens and World Central Kitchen for providing lunches for the kids.

F.I.S.H. (Friends in Service Helping)
Charity Organization/Non-profit

138 E Long St.
Carson City, NV 89706
(775) 882-3474
*Follow their Instagram for up-to-date information

Shelter (studio apartments. Call Tuesday, 9/7)

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Food Opportunities
-Washoe Basics made a comprehensive list of places to get food (discounts, free meals from restaurants, free senior meals, food pantries)
-Life Point Church in Mindin (Stephanie Way). 3 meals a day + treats.

F.I.S.H. (Friends in Service Helping) Charity Organization/Non-profit 138 E Long St. Carson City, NV 89706 (775) 882-3474 Offering: Meals Showers Shelter Laundry

It's a devastating time to have the fires burn so close to a city that everyone holds dear in their hearts. To everyone that has been affected, you are in my thoughts, and to the ones who have and continue to offer help (especially our bold, courageous, and hardworking firefighters), you're all my heroes (and a big part of why I fell in love with Reno). You are all the epitome of what it means to be humans and heroes. Crossing my fingers for the fires to cease as soon as possible.

Please let me know if you would like for me to add something for you to my post. I would be more than happy to!

Stay safe and thank you for reading,
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