Honeymoon Fire




A young couple of newlyweds moved to Auburn from Reno on New Year’s Day hoping to start their new life together in a new city, full of hope and new opportunities.

They moved into an unfurnished rental duplex and on January 20 the unexpected occurred – the clothes dryer caught on fire resulting in major damage to their new home.

The call came in at 4:00 pm.  DAT volunteers Heath Wakelee, Chuck Snodgrass and Beryl Mayne agreed to respond to the duplex on Oak Street in Auburn.

The volunteers were able to talk to the young couple to get their information and provide the immediate assistance they needed – food, clothing and shelter.

“We know these young couple is resilient,’ said Heath Wakelee. “I’m glad we were able to be there for them to show how much we care and help them get some assistance for the next few days.”


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American Red Cross California Gold Country Region

The California Gold Country Region serves a twenty-six county territory including Alpine, Amador, Butte, Calaveras, Colusa, Del Norte, El Dorado, Glenn, Humboldt, Lake, Lassen, Mendocino, Modoc, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sacramento, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, Sutter, Tehama, Trinity, Tuolumne, Yolo, and Yuba counties

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