4G Foundation, a local charitable group, coordinated lunch for 300 people at the Red Cross shelter in Oroville today. Early this morning volunteers fired up the barbecue and pizza ovens and began cutting, spicing, and organizing for the lunchtime crowd. People at the shelter appreciated the lunch of barbecued tri-tip sandwiches and pizza made hot and fresh onsite.
Charvis Franklin, a volunteer with 4G, said they served dinner to 300 people at the Red Cross shelter in Gridley the night before and have volunteers there prepping the grill for dinner tonight. Charvis said the group is prepared to handle meals at various locations throughout the duration of the fire danger.
4G Foundation is funded primarily through community donations and staffed by volunteers like Charvis. He says he’s amazed at how the community comes together and he’s happy that the 4G Foundation could help make life a little easier for people at the shelter.
Groups like 4G Foundation provide the Red Cross the support we need at shelters to ensure people are safe and comfortable. We thank them for partnering with us to support evacuees of the Camp Fire.
If you would like to support the American Red Cross response to the California wildfires or sign up to volunteer, visit redcross.org or call 1-800-RED-CROSS.
Story written by Marlene Stamper