By Doug Bardwell
Almost two months after the Camp Fire, the American Red Cross continues its work at the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds to keep the more than 700 shelter residents safe, happy and comfortable.
Arriving this week are more than 1,600 new blankets, two for each shelter guest. Each red and white, thick blanket is a generous twin size (approximately 66″ x 90″) – not the typical 50″ x 60″ comfort blankets that people give or receive as gifts.
New pillows for each person onsite have also been requested. The delivery date on those hasn’t been confirmed yet.
Meanwhile, the Red Cross hasn’t forgotten about the pets affected by the fire. They are going to be the lucky recipients of all the used blankets that are not soiled. Used blankets, plus any blankets left on the cots after people relocate, will be packaged and delivered to local pet shelters.
About the American Red Cross Gold Country Region:
The Gold Country Region serves a twenty-four county territory including Alpine, Amador, Butte, Calaveras, Colusa, El Dorado, Glenn, Lassen, Modoc, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, Stanislaus, Sutter, Tehama, Trinity, Tuolumne, Yolo and Yuba counties. For more information, visit redcross.org/goldcountry. Stay up to date on by following us on Twitter and Facebook @ARGoldCountry or by visiting our blog at capitalcrosswords.com.