By Marcia Antipa
Help is on the way for people whose lives have been affected by the recent Siskiyou County Mill Fire. County officials opened a Local Assistance Center (LAC) at the Weed Community Center, 161 East Lincoln Avenue in Weed, CA.
The center is a one-stop opportunity for people to find assistance on their road to recovery. County and state government services, nonprofit groups, churches, animal assistance groups and many more services providers are on hand, all under one roof at the community center.
For example, people affected by the fires can get a temporary driver’s license from the California Department of Motor Vehicles, vouchers for free eye exams and replacement eyeglasses lost in the fire, immunizations from County Health and Human Services, and much more.
American Red Cross volunteers will also be on hand to provide fire clean-up kits and other resources.
The Local Assistance Center opened Friday, September 9, and will remain open until Sunday, September 11. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.